Free Online Arts and Humanities Courses

Arts and humanities courses offer a broad understanding of human culture and expression. From philosophy to music, these courses delve deep into various subjects that form the core of human understanding. An arts and humanities course provides a strong foundation for careers in teaching, journalism, or even law.

148 Arts and Humanities Courses

A Brief History of Human Spaceflight

University of Houston

This course provides a view of the history of spaceflight, from early writings telling of human's fascination of space through the early Russian and American space...

A Voice of Their Own. Women's Spirituality in the Middle Ages.

Universitat de Barcelona

Have you ever heard about medieval mysticism or medieval heresies? Have you ever wondered about the particular role women played in medieval spirituality? Do Hildegard...

Accessibility to the Scenic Arts

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Is your show accessible? When we ask about accessibility to shows, most people think about access for wheel chairs: the sitting arrangements and where their WC is...

Activism in Sports and Culture

Morehouse College

Sports have become an ever-present reflection of American culture, and an important symbol of the divisions and alliances in our society. Sports and political change...

Agent-based Generative Art | NetLogo

Coursera Project Network

"Generative art refers to any art practice where the artist creates a process, such as a computer program, which is then set into motion with some degree of...

American Education Reform: History, Policy, Practice

University of Pennsylvania

Discover what shapes how we talk about schools today by exploring the history of U.S. education reform. Engage with the main actors, key decisions, and major turning...

American History Through Baseball

University of Colorado Boulder

This specialization is intended for those interested in sports marketing, sports administration, the MLB, and American culture & globalization. It is highly...

Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors

University of Pennsylvania

What is philosophy? How does it differ from science, religion, and other modes of human discourse? This course traces the origins of philosophy in the Western tradition...

Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors

University of Pennsylvania

What is philosophy? How does it differ from science, religion, and other modes of human discourse? This course traces the origins of philosophy in the Western tradition...

Art for Games

Michigan State University

In this beginner focused specialization we will show you the essentials of 2d and 3d game art production as well as concept art for games and current gen game art...

ART of the MOOC: Activism and Social Movements

Duke University

This course is for activists, artists, and thinkers who wish to better understand and participate in social change. We will focus on the prolific and exciting overlap...

At the Origins of the Mediterranean Civilization: Archaeology of the City from the Levant to the West - 3rd-1st millennium BC

Sapienza University of Rome

Which are the deepest roots of that mix of cultures that we use to call ‘Mediterranean Civilization’? Which are comminglings and exchanges which produced its...

Become a Journalist: Report the News!

Michigan State University

This Specialization will develop and enhance your understanding of the global field of journalism. You'll learn best practices and ethical standards for newsgathering...

Benjamin Franklin and His World

University of Pennsylvania

Welcome to Benjamin Franklin and His World! In this online version of the University of Pennsylvania's SNF Paideia course, we explore the life of one of the United...

Brand New Brand

California Institute of the Arts

This course is the culmination of the Graphic Design Specialization and gives you an opportunity to tie together your knowledge and skills into a single project:...

Building Your Artistic Brand

University of Colorado Boulder

Are you a musician looking to stand out in a crowded, competitive music industry? Do you want to build a distinctive brand that sets you apart from the rest? In...

Character Design for Video Games

California Institute of the Arts

In this course you will explore concepts and approaches involved in creating successful character designs that can be applied to video games. Following a first week...

Classics of Chinese Humanities: Guided Readings

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

An introductory yet trenchant exploration of select Chinese classic texts that cover the domains of classical literature, history, philosophy, and fine arts.