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These are the top 76 Music And Art courses and offerings found from analyzing all discussions on Reddit that mention any Coursera course.

#1
Electronic Music Production Specialization
In the Electronic Music Production specialization, you will learn the tricks of the trade to create high-quality, professional sounding music.
Berklee College of Music
Loudon Stearns
8 reddit posts
99 mentions
#2
Fundamentals of Music Theory
This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and listen informedly.
The University of Edinburgh
Dr Michael Edwards
2 reddit posts
119 mentions
#3
Songwriting
Writing the Lyrics
There’s a songwriter lurking somewhere inside you, peeking around corners, wondering if it’s safe to come out.
Berklee College of Music
Pat Pattison
1 reddit posts
69 mentions
#4
Fashion as Design
Among all objects of design, our clothes are the most universal and intimate.
The Museum of Modern Art
Paola Antonelli
2 reddit posts
9 mentions
#5
Guitar for Beginners
Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic or electric guitar.
Berklee College of Music
Thaddeus Hogarth
6 reddit posts
86 mentions
#6
Jazz Improvisation
Learn the basic concepts of improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world, including the mental, melodic, and harmonic processes that contribute to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo.
Berklee College of Music
Gary Burton
3 reddit posts
55 mentions
#7
Introduction to Ableton Live
The new version of Introduction to Ableton Live featuring Ableton Live 10 will launch on April 20! In the past, Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) were programs used only by audio engineers with a highly specific knowledge base, on machines inaccessible to most people.
Berklee College of Music
Erin Barra
4 reddit posts
43 mentions
#8
Game Design Specialization
Art and Concepts
Stemming from the principles of storytelling and design established in CalArts’ renowned Animation programs, this Specialization lays a primary foundation for experimentation and exploration of video game design, story, character development, and winning gameplay before programming begins.
California Institute of the Arts
Fran Krause
1 reddit posts
40 mentions
#9
Music Production Specialization
This Specialization will give you the knowledge and tools you need to record and produce professional sounding music.
Berklee College of Music
Stephen Webber
0 reddit posts
55 mentions
#10
Graphic Design Specialization
Graphic design is all around us, in a myriad of forms, both on screen and in print, yet it is always made up of images and words to create a communication goal.
California Institute of the Arts
Michael Worthington
1 reddit posts
35 mentions
#11
UI / UX Design Specialization
The UI/UX Design Specialization brings a design-centric approach to user interface and user experience design, and offers practical, skill-based instruction centered around a visual communications perspective, rather than on one focused on marketing or programming alone.
California Institute of the Arts
Michael Worthington
2 reddit posts
37 mentions
#12
Introduction to Classical Music
Using a simple and enjoyable teaching style, this course introduces the novice listener to the wonders of classical music, from Bach fugues to Mozart symphonies to Puccini operas.
Yale University
Craig Wright
3 reddit posts
32 mentions
#13
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.
Berklee College of Music
Loudon Stearns
4 reddit posts
24 mentions
#14
Creative Writing Specialization
This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir.
Wesleyan University
Brando Skyhorse
2 reddit posts
34 mentions
#15
Write Like Mozart
An Introduction to Classical Music Composition
This course introduces students to strategies for style writing of common practice European art music.
National University of Singapore
Peter Edwards
1 reddit posts
37 mentions
#16
Developing Your Musicianship Specialization
Nurture your love for, and understanding of, music with this specialization.
Berklee College of Music
George W. Russell, Jr.
0 reddit posts
23 mentions
#17
Seeing Through Photographs
Although taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate.
The Museum of Modern Art
Sarah Meister
4 reddit posts
17 mentions
#18
Introduction to Game Design
Welcome! This course is an introduction to the primary concepts of gaming, and an exploration of how these basic concepts affect the way gamers interact with our games.
California Institute of the Arts
Fran Krause
1 reddit posts
16 mentions
#19
Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas
Our relationship to Beethoven is a deep and paradoxical one.
Curtis Institute of Music
Jonathan Biss
3 reddit posts
12 mentions
#20
Getting Started With Music Theory
This course is a brief introduction to the elements of music theory for those with little or no music theory experience.
Michigan State University
Bruce Taggart
0 reddit posts
18 mentions
#21
The Technology of Music Production
Learn about the music production process—including recording, editing, and mixing—and the tools available to you to create contemporary music on your computer.
Berklee College of Music
Loudon Stearns
0 reddit posts
29 mentions
#22
Guitar Scales and Chord Progressions
You’ve got the guitar basics down: You can strum your guitar and play a few of your favorite songs, but you’re ready to take the tunes to the next level.
Berklee College of Music
Amanda
0 reddit posts
15 mentions
#23
Photography Basics and Beyond Specialization
From Smartphone to DSLR
Whether your camera is a Smartphone or DSLR, a Compact or Mirrorless model, you will learn to gain control of exposure and understand fundamentals of composition, while exploring documentary and creative concepts to make the kinds of photographs you have always wanted.
Michigan State University
Peter Glendinning
0 reddit posts
10 mentions
#24
Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”)
ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.
University of Pennsylvania
Al Filreis
0 reddit posts
12 mentions
#25
Story and Narrative Development for Video Games
In this course, you will examine how storytelling acts as a vital mechanism for driving video gameplay forward.
California Institute of the Arts
Dariush Derakhshani
0 reddit posts
8 mentions
#26
Developing Your Musicianship
Learn the basic concepts and approaches needed to understand, create, and perform contemporary music.
Berklee College of Music
George W. Russell, Jr.
0 reddit posts
10 mentions
#27
Script Writing
Write a Pilot Episode for a TV or Web Series (Project-Centered Course)
What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you will design a series bible and write a complete pilot episode for your own unique television or web series, be it drama or comedy or something in between.
Michigan State University
David Wheeler
3 reddit posts
5 mentions
#28
Fundamentals of Graphic Design
Graphic Design is all around us! Words and pictures—the building blocks of graphic design—are the elements that carry the majority of the content in both the digital world and the printed world.
California Institute of the Arts
Michael Worthington
0 reddit posts
7 mentions
#29
The Music of the Beatles
The Music of the Beatles will track the musical development of the band, starting from the earliest days in Liverpool and Hamburg, moving through the excitement of Beatlemania, the rush of psychedelia, and the maturity of Abbey Road.
University of Rochester
John Covach
1 reddit posts
4 mentions
#30
How to Make a Comic Book (Project-Centered Course)
What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you will create an original four page minicomic designed around a short story of your choosing.
High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Patrick E. Yurick
3 reddit posts
8 mentions
#31
History of Rock, Part One
This course, part 1 of a 2-course sequence, examines the history of rock, primarily as it unfolded in the United States, from the days before rock (pre-1955) to the end of the 1960s.
University of Rochester
John Covach
0 reddit posts
8 mentions
#32
The Art of Music Production
Explore the art of record production and how to make recordings that other people will love listening to.
Berklee College of Music
Stephen Webber
0 reddit posts
7 mentions
#33
Creative Writing
The Craft of Plot
In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to perhaps the most elemental and often the most challenging element of story: plot.
Wesleyan University
Brando Skyhorse
0 reddit posts
9 mentions
#34
Sharpened Visions
A Poetry Workshop
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.
California Institute of the Arts
Douglas Kearney
0 reddit posts
5 mentions
#35
Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles
Learn and practice the basic principles of running an effective music ensemble rehearsal.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Evan Feldman
1 reddit posts
1 mentions
#36
The Blues
Understanding and Performing an American Art Form
The blues is an American art form and the most important musical form in jazz.
University of Rochester
Dariusz Terefenko
1 reddit posts
5 mentions
#37
Getting Started with Essay Writing
Course 2: Getting Started with Essay Writing This is the second course in the Academic English: Writing specialization.
University of California, Irvine
Tamy Chapman
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#38
Music Business Foundations
This course has been developed to provide students with the latest instruction on the best way for creators, consumers, and facilitators to navigate the resurgence of one of the world’s most exciting industries: the music business.
Berklee College of Music
John P. Kellogg
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#39
Introduction to Typography
Typography is the art of manipulating the visual form of language to enrich and control its meaning.
California Institute of the Arts
Anther Kiley
1 reddit posts
1 mentions
#40
Making Architecture
Making architecture offers a unique insight into the mind and work of an Architect, starting with the basics of the profession and culminating with the production of a scaled site model.
IE Business School
Nenad Katic
0 reddit posts
6 mentions
#41
Creative Writing
The Craft of Style
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.
Wesleyan University
Salvatore Scibona
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#42
Scandinavian Film and Television
In many ways Scandinavian film and television is a global cultural brand, connected with and exporting some of the cultural and social values connected to a liberal and progressive welfare society.
University of Copenhagen
Eva Novrup Redvall
2 reddit posts
0 mentions
#43
Cameras, Exposure, and Photography
Welcome to Course One of Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR! In these first 4 Modules you will gain the knowledge and the confidence that will help you make good choices as you consider qualities of the camera you own, and the qualities of the other types of digital cameras you m...
Michigan State University
Peter Glendinning
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#44
Character Design for Video Games
In this course you will explore concepts and approaches involved in creating successful character designs that can be applied to video games.
California Institute of the Arts
Fran Krause
0 reddit posts
5 mentions
#45
Creative Writing
The Craft of Setting and Description
In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to the techniques that masters of fiction use to ground a story in a concrete world.
Wesleyan University
Amity Gaige
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#46
Creative Writing
The Craft of Character
At the center of a good story are the characters in it.
Wesleyan University
Amy Bloom
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#47
Music's Big Bang
The Genesis of Rock 'n' Roll
Explores the factors — musical and cultural — that led to the birth of American rock 'n' roll music in the early 1950s.
University of Florida
Professor David Carlson
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#48
In the Studio
Postwar Abstract Painting
Want to know how some of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists made abstract paintings? This course offers an in-depth, hands-on look at the materials, techniques, and thinking of seven New York School artists, including Willem de Kooning, Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pol...
The Museum of Modern Art
Corey D'Augustine
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#49
The World of the String Quartet
Arnold Steinhardt, first violin of the internationally acclaimed Guarneri String Quartet, invites music listeners to the world of the string quartet repertoire and ensemble.
Curtis Institute of Music
Arnold Steinhardt
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#50
Become a Journalist Specialization
Report the News!
This Specialization will develop and enhance your understanding of the global field of journalism.
Michigan State University
Joanne Gerstner
0 reddit posts
5 mentions
#51
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.
Berklee College of Music
Prince Charles Alexander
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#52
Musicianship
Tensions, Harmonic Function, and Modal Interchange
After a tremendous response from learners on Coursera, Berklee Online has created a Developing Your Musicianship specialization, and this course is the third course in the series.
Berklee College of Music
George W. Russell, Jr.
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#53
The Place of Music in 21st Century Education
What do children need from education now, and in the future? How is technology best used in teaching and learning? How can innovative approaches to education be reconciled with established, traditional ones? What does student-centred learning really mean? This five module course is not just for cla...
The University of Sydney
Dr. James Humberstone
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#54
ART of the MOOC
Arte Público y Pedagogía
Los alumnos de este curso aprenderán a hacer sus propias obras de arte social y público si así lo desean, o podrán simplemente estudiar la teoría e historia reciente del medio.
Duke University
Pedro Lasch
1 reddit posts
0 mentions
#55
Modern Art & Ideas
Welcome to Modern Art & Ideas! This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art.
The Museum of Modern Art
Lisa Mazzola
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#56
Leer a Macondo
la obra de Gabriel García Márquez
A través de este curso usted podrá identificar los aportes narrativos del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez a la literatura universal y logrará entender por qué Gabriel García Márquez es considerado uno de los autores más brillantes en lengua castellana.
Universidad de los Andes
Andrea Junguito
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#57
Online Games
Literature, New Media, and Narrative
Intended for both newcomers who are curious about video games and experienced gamers who want to reflect on their passion, this course will explore what happens to stories, paintings, and films when they become the basis of massively multiplayer online games.
Vanderbilt University
Jay Clayton
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#58
Musicianship
Chord Charts, Diatonic Chords, and Minor Keys
After a tremendous response from learners on Coursera, Berklee Online has created a Developing Your Musicianship specialization, and this course is the second course in the series.
Berklee College of Music
George W. Russell, Jr.
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#59
Copyright for Multimedia
Copyright questions about different formats (data, images, music and video) can be especially difficult.
Duke University
Kevin Smith, M.L.S., J.D.
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#60
Pro Tools Basics
Producing music is an incredibly creative process, and knowing the tools of the trade is essential in order to transmit the musical ideas in your head into the DAW in a creative and uninhibited way.
Berklee College of Music
Chrissy Tignor-Fisher
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#61
Music and Social Action
What is a musician’s response to the condition of the world? Do musicians have an obligation and an opportunity to serve the needs of the world with their musicianship? At a time of crisis for the classical music profession, with a changing commercial landscape, a shrinking audience base, and a co...
Yale University
Sebastian Ruth
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#62
History of Rock, Part Two
This course, part 2 of a 2-course sequence, examines the history of rock, primarily as it unfolded in the United States, from the early 1970s to the early 1990s.
University of Rochester
John Covach
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#63
Gathering and Developing the News
Journalists develop information through interviews and sources.
Michigan State University
Joanne Gerstner
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#64
Producción Musical y su Efecto en la Composición
En este curso, «Producción musical y su efecto en la composición», exploraremos cómo el proceso de producir un proyecto musical interactúa con los elementos de la composición de la música que se está produciendo.
Berklee College of Music
Enrique Gonzalez Müller
1 reddit posts
0 mentions
#65
Transmedia Storytelling
Narrative worlds, emerging technologies, and global audiences
Transmedia storytelling is the practice of designing, sharing, and participating in a cohesive story experience across multiple traditional and digital delivery platforms - for entertainment, advertising and marketing, or social change.
UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales)
Associate Professor Simon McIntyre
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#66
Pixel Art for Video Games
This course is aimed to give you the tools and knowledge you need to start creating simple art for video games made in the Unity game engine.
Michigan State University
Andrew Dennis
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#67
Approaching Music Theory
Melodic Forms and Simple Harmony
This course is about how music works.
California Institute of the Arts
Marc Lowenstein
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#68
Classics of Chinese Humanities
Guided Readings
An introductory yet trenchant exploration of select Chinese classic texts that cover the domains of classical literature, history, philosophy, and fine arts.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Ou Fan Leo Lee 李歐梵
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#69
UX Design Fundamentals
This hands-on course examines how content is organized and structured to create an experience for a user, and what role the designer plays in creating and shaping user experience.
California Institute of the Arts
Michael Worthington
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#70
Introduction to Research for Essay Writing
Course 4: Introduction to Research for Essay Writing This is the last course in the Academic Writing specialization before the capstone project.
University of California, Irvine
Tamy Chapman
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#71
What Is Contemporary Art?
What is contemporary art? In this course, you’ll consider this question through more than 70 works of art made between 1980 and the present, with a focus on art from the past decade.
The Museum of Modern Art
Sophie Cavoulacos
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#72
Write Your First Novel
WRITE YOUR FIRST NOVEL If you’ve ever had the dream, the desire or even just a vague notion that you would like to write a novel, this course is for you.
Michigan State University
David Wheeler
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#73
Words Spun Out of Images
Visual and Literary Culture in Nineteenth Century Japan
In their ambition to capture “real life,” Japanese painters, poets, novelists and photographers of the nineteenth century collaborated in ways seldom explored by their European contemporaries.
The University of Tokyo
Robert Campbell
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#74
Web Design
Wireframes to Prototypes
This course is focused on the application of the early UX research to actual user interfaces: the creation of wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, and clickable prototypes.
California Institute of the Arts
Roman Jaster
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#75
Visual Elements of User Interface Design
This design-centric course examines the broad question of what an interface is and what role a designer plays in creating a user interface.
California Institute of the Arts
Michael Worthington
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#76
Web Design
Strategy and Information Architecture
This course is focused on the early user experience (UX) challenges of research, planning, setting goals, understanding the user, structuring content, and developing interactive sequences.
California Institute of the Arts
Roman Jaster
0 reddit posts
2 mentions