My youngest daughter is interested in photography and feels that she needs the structure provided by formal instruction. The local community college and university both require either prerequisite courses or an arts major before they let a student take Photo 101. So she is considering a choice between an online course from Hollywood CA and a mail course from an old and better-established institute in New York. Does anyone have any opinion regarding these options, whether they are to be recommended, or avoided? I don't want to discourage her, and I appreciate the difficulties in finding good classroom courses in Miami, Florida, but how "hands-on" effective could such online/mail courses be?