Online degree programs.... are they worth it?

I’m interested in pursuing a career in Interior Design. I’m currently a school teacher and thought of enrolling in an online program (convenient, cost effective) at the Academy of Art University.

My main concern is that I wouldn’t be getting the same out of the program (obviously since it’s not interactive). Also, since it is an online program, FIDER does not recognize it. How important is FIDER?

I appreciate everyone’s advise, opinion, etc. Thanks again.