About BCAA

Bethany College Applied Arts (BCAA) is an online Bachelor of Arts program where the artists who are redefining our industry are redefining arts education to make it more affordable, accessible and applicable to a real world career. 

A Global Student Body

BCAA's online platform creates a global community fused with unmatched industry information, diversity, and insight. BCAA is designed to deliver a phenomenal learning experience to artists anywhere in the world.

Our goal is to bridge the gap between students and working professionals.
— John English, BCAA Founder

Taught by The Best Artists

No other schools offer this kind of daily access to top professionals who can guide your portfolio development from a real world perspective — directly connecting your class experience to your future in the industry. Because our instructors can teach from anywhere in the world, we have access to the best working artists, who teach their classes right from their studios.

Flexibility and Accessibility

image by BCAA student, Cody Shank

image by BCAA student, Cody Shank

All of our classes are taught online, live, and are fully interactive for both students and instructors. We understand that some students have full-time and part-time jobs that limit their availability to attend a traditional art school. With that in mind, we record every single class and offer students the chance to watch the recorded class on-demand, anytime. With flexibility like this, students are able to work and study without sacrificing obligations or finances.

Continuing Education at BCAA

Ambitious and hardworking artists never stop learning. With that in mind, all of our accredited courses in illustration, entertainment & game arts are also available to non-degree seeking students. This opens up amazing opportunities to artists of all ages and