The workload in each online class is the same as what is expected of a normal studio or liberal arts college class. On campus, for example, a three-credit studio class meets for five hours a week, and students are expected to do roughly the same amount of work outside of class. This is the measure that the instructors use. In general, students should expect about nine hours of work each week for each three-credit-course. Set aside ample time each week to work on online courses. Generally, the most successful students login almost every day to work and interact with their classmates. MCAD online classes are taught by instructors from MCAD's campus, visiting artists, and/or experts brought in from practice and industry who teach in their specialty.