20 Free Online Art Courses

Every artist can benefit from learning something new every once in a while. With the internet making it easier than ever to share knowledge, there are now plenty of free online courses being offered from universities, colleges, and major institutions that you can take advantage of.

Allowing you to learn when and where it’s convenient for you, you can develop your skills without leaving home.

No matter what kind of artist you are or what your skill level is, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest on the list below of 20 free online art courses.

1. Modern Art & Ideas – The Museum of Modern Art

2. Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art – The Museum of Modern Art

3. Image and video processing: From Mars to Hollywood with a stop at the hospital – Duke University

4. ART of the MOOC: Merging Public Art and Experimental Education – Duke University

5. Fundamentals of Digital Image and Video Processing – Northwestern University

6. Fundamentals of Graphic Design – California Institute of the Arts

7. Defining the Art and Concept of your Game Design – California Institute of the Arts

8. Character Design for Video Games – California Institute of the Arts

9. World Design for Video Games – California Institute of the Arts

10. Sexing the Canvas: Art and Gender – The University of Melbourne

11. WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film – University of Leeds

12. Explore Animation – National Film and Television School

13. Commercial Photography: Still and Moving Image – Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)

14. Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum – University of Leicester

15. Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime – University of Glasgow

16. Teaching Literacy Through Film – The Britigh Film Institute (BFI)

17. Film Production: Behind the Scenes of Feature Filmmaking – Creative Skillset

18. Visual Effects for Guerrilla Filmmakers –  Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)

19. Explore Filmmaking: From Script to Screen – National Film and Television School

20. Digital Storytelling: Filmmaking for the Web – University of Birmingham