Free Online Media Arts Courses from Top Universities

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Plenty of free online courses in media arts are available from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Students can access courses on numeric photography, media technology, and digital typography, among many others.
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Free Media Arts Courses

Free media arts courses will teach interested students about a variety of subjects. Learn about the technologies of the world, photography and photo journalism, holographic imagining, and more.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT makes available many courses on media arts, including topics like relational machines, media, education, and the marketplace, and technologies for creative learning. Students can access course materials from MIT's OpenCourseWare.

Free Online Media Arts Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Relational Machines course from MIT Graduate Textbooks/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Media, Education, and the Marketplace course from MIT Graduate Textbooks/video lectures Yes No Yes
Holographic Imaging course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/labs Yes No Yes
Numeric Photography course from MIT Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Digital Typography course from MIT Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Technologies for Creative Learning course from MIT Graduate Textbooks Yes No Yes
How to Make (Almost) Anything course from MIT Graduate Lecture notes Yes No Yes
Special Topics in Media Technology: Cooperative Machines course from MIT Graduate Textbooks/lecture notes Yes No Yes
New Media Literacies course from MIT Undergraduate/graduate Textbooks/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Media Industries and Systems course from MIT Undergraduate Textbooks/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Techno-identity: Who We Are and How We Perceive Ourselves and Others course from MIT Graduate Texts Yes No Yes
From Print to Digital: Technologies of the Word, 1450 - Present course from MIT Undergraduate/graduate Textbooks Yes No Yes
Signals, Systems and Information for Media Technology course from MIT Undergraduate/graduateTextbooks Yes No Yes
Documentary Photography and Photo Journalism: Still Images of a World in Motion course from MIT Undergraduate/graduate Texts Yes No Yes
Digital Anthropology course from MIT Graduate Lecture notes Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. - New Media Journalism
      • M.S. - New Media Journalism
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Computer Animation
      • B.S. - Graphic Design
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS: Information Technology: Gaming Design
  • Online Programs Available
    3. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Communication/Media Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Regent University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. in Communication Studies - Theatre
      • BFA in Graphic Arts
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Independence University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Graphic Arts (BS)
      • Graphic Arts - Information Design Emphasis (BS)
  • Eugene, OR

    University of Oregon

  • Online Programs Available
    7. Winthrop University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Arts Administration
  • Gainesville, FL

    University of Florida

  • Online Programs Available
    9. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Full Sail University

  • M.S. - New Media Journalism
  • B.S. - Computer Animation
  • B.S. - Graphic Design

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Liberty University

  • BS: Information Technology: Gaming Design

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New England College

  • BA in Communication/Media Studies

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Regent University

  • B.A. in Communication Studies - Theatre
  • BFA in Graphic Arts

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Independence University

  • Graphic Arts (BS)
  • Graphic Arts - Information Design Emphasis (BS)

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Winthrop University

  • Master of Arts in Arts Administration

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