Free Online Music and Art Courses

Indulge your creative side with music and art courses that cover various forms of artistic expression, from painting to musical composition. A music and art course can enrich your life while enhancing your skills.

85 Music and Art Courses

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Copyright for Multimedia

Duke University

Copyright questions about different formats (data, images, music and video) can be especially difficult. Sometimes the law specifically distinguishes between these...

Creating Sounds for Electronic Music


What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you will create sounds and use them in your own musical compositions. Whether you're an aspiring producer,...

Creative Writing

Wesleyan University

This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir. You will master the techniques that good writers...

Creative Writing: The Craft of Style

Wesleyan University

Your style is as unique and distinctive as your face, your voice, except that you can choose it, you can can work on it, enhance it. In this course we will introduce...

Developing Your Musicianship


Nurture your love for, and understanding of, music with this specialization. Learn the fundamentals of music theory, including major and minor tonalities, chord...

Developing Your Musicianship


Learn the basic concepts and approaches needed to understand, create, and perform contemporary music. If you have a passion for music and are curious about how it...

Edit your photos for Social Media with Easil

Coursera Project Network

By the end of this project, you will learn how to edit photos for social media using the free version of Easil. An essential role of your social media marketing...

Edita tus fotos para las redes sociales con Easil

Coursera Project Network

Al final de este proyecto, aprenderás a editar fotos para las redes sociales usando la versión gratis de Easil. Una parte esencial de tu estrategia de marketing...

El Músico Moderno

Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo & Berklee

La industria de la música está sufriendo enormes cambios, y como consecuencia de ello, los músicos necesitan aumentar sus habilidades en varias áreas diferentes...