Times like these are great for picking up new skills and knowledge. Treat yourself to these free online courses that will show you what you need to know about the arts and everything else in-between.

Given that the current Movement Control Order (MCO) has been extended throughout the month of April, it just means that we’ll be stuck indoors for the foreseeable future. For many, this is a time to pick up new skills like cooking or learning a new language. Aside from that, exercise has been on everyone’s lips the past few weeks as many see this as a perfect time to get in shape.

But of course, there is more to it than just learning a new dish or completing a workout. Seeing as we’re all stuck at home until the end of April at the very least, that means more time to learn something new. These free online courses about the arts and the world it revolves around is definitely something worth picking up.

As many of us are now working from home, there is definitely a lot more time on our hands. Scroll down to read on about these free online courses where you can learn all about art, photography, fashion, and so much more.


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The Museum of Modern Art New York. (Image credit: MoMA)

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is offering a wide range of free online courses dedicated to the arts. There are many different courses available on Coursera, which includes, “Fashion as design,” “Seeing through photography,” “In the studio: abstract post-war painting,” “Modern art and ideas,” and “What is contemporary art?”. These courses look to develop your photography skills as well as honing your knowledge in modern and contemporary art.

NASA at Home

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NASA at Home. (Image credit: NASA)

This massive database of the agency’s educational material covers plenty of subjects in various formats like e-books, videos, and podcasts. Both virtual and augmented reality technology tours of the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station are also available. There is also an app that virtually puts you in the cockpit of a NASA spacecraft. Be sure to check out NASA at Home’s website for more info.

Endless Photography

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Leica online talks and courses. (Image credit: Leica)

Some big names in the world of photography like Leica, Olympus, and Nikon are offering free online courses and talks. First up is the “Home with Olympus Sessions”, which connects you with technical experts in either a one-on-one or group session to talk about everything photography. Leica, on the other hand, is offering online talks with various personalities, including renowned photographers, actors, and musicians to name a few. Lastly is Nikon with its free online photography classes with a total of 10 lessons.

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Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.