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

  • Online Programs Available
    1. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development
      • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Winthrop University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Arts Administration
      • Master of Arts in Arts Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS Game Programming and Development
      • BA in Game Art and Development
      • BA in Graphic Design
      • BA Graphic Design and Media Arts/ 3-D Modeling & Animation
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. - New Media Journalism
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Computer Animation
      • B.S. - Graphic Design
  • Eugene, OR

    University of Oregon

  • Gainesville, FL

    University of Florida

  • Online Programs Available
    8. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology

Featured Schools

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

The George Washington University

  • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development

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Winthrop University

  • Master of Arts in Arts Administration

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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Southern New Hampshire University

  • BS Game Programming and Development
  • BA in Game Art and Development
  • BA in Graphic Design

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Full Sail University

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

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

  • Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology

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