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

Roman Architecture

Yale University

Roman Architecture is a course for people who love to travel and want to discover the power of architecture to shape politics, society, and culture.

Roman Art and Archaeology

University of Arizona

The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the culture of ancient Rome beginning about 1000 BCE and ending with the so-called "Fall of Rome"....

Science & Religion 101

University of Alberta

This course examines the nature of both science and religion and attempts to explore the possible relationships between them. The primary purpose is to dispel the...

Science and Technology in the Silla Cultural Heritage

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Science and Technology in the Silla Heritage The course explores the scientific and technological aspects of the cultural heritage of Silla, an ancient dynasty in...

Sexing the Canvas: Art and Gender

The University of Melbourne

What do paintings tell us about sex? How is art gendered? In this course we will study some of the world’s most beloved pictures guided by expert curators and...

Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop

California Institute of the Arts

Why just write poems when you can write better ones? This course is built on the notion that the most exciting writing begins after the first draft. It is specifically...

Singing Popular Music


You've been studying the greats, working on improving your vocal skills, and building vocal technique. Now it's time to take the next step in your singing career...

So You Think You Know Tango?

Emory University

How well do you think you know tango? This two-week mini-course is designed for music lovers, musicians, and dancers who are interested in learning more about the...

Songwriting: Writing, Arranging, and Producing Music


This specialization will provide aspiring and established songwriters with the strategies and practices to develop hit songs. The award-winning Berklee Songwriting...

Sonidos digitales: síntesis y procesamiento en el computador

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

En este curso se abordarán los principales tópicos relacionados con la generación (síntesis) y el procesamiento de sonidos en el computador. Durante el transcurso...

South Asian Religions & Ecology

Yale University

At first glance the fields of religion and ecology may seem and unlikely pairing, but a deeper consideration reveals the two have a great deal to contribute to one...

Tecnología musical con software libre

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Este programa tiene como objetivo abordar diferentes perspectivas de tecnología musical. De manera específica, los primeros dos cursos abordan el tema de la producción...

The Ancient Greeks

Wesleyan University

This is a survey of ancient Greek history from the Bronze Age to the death of Socrates in 399 BCE. Along with studying the most important events and personalities,...

The Art of Vocal Production


This course addresses recorded vocal performances and the technologies used to highlight and support them in modern record production and mixes. Most of us know...

The Beauty of Kunqu Opera

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

This course will focus on the historical and cultural background, literary aesthetics, music, and performance of Kunqu, China’s classical opera. After viewing...

The Blues: Understanding and Performing an American Art Form

University of Rochester

The blues is an American art form and the most important musical form in jazz. Although there are other formal paradigms of the blues, such as 8-bar or 16-bar, this...

The Business of Music Production


In the current music industry, it is crucial that artists and producers are armed with a clear understanding of how the business works. To be successful in this...

The Changing Landscape of Ancient Rome. Archaeology and History of the Palatine Hill

Sapienza University of Rome

Studying ancient - as well as medieval or modern - cities basically means telling local urban stories based on the reconstruction of changing landscapes through...