Music and Arts Courses
Take online classes in music and arts from top institutions and universities on edX!
First Nights - Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring: Modernism, Ballet, and Riots
First Nights - Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Program Music in the 19th Century
First Nights - Beethoven's 9th Symphony and the 19th Century Orchestra
Why Study Music & Arts?
We focus a lot on building marketable skills for our career, but skills and knowledge in creative areas can be just as important. Music and Arts have the potential to help us be better adjusted, more innovative, and more empathetic. Music has been shown to increase our ability to process things like math while arts are often cited as ways to understand humanity and the world around us. It's essential to take the time to study the music and arts of the culture where you're doing business if you're in international business. It can help build relationships when you take part in local music and arts. It's a great way to learn and grow.
Learn About Music and Arts
There are lots of things involved in music and arts. It isn't all orchestral instruments or private lessons. You can find music and arts festivals closed to your town and take a trip. Your local library often has art programs for adults wishing to expand their experiences. Music education in some form involves both theory and practice. Arts also encompasses a wide range of things. You can find local theater or learn about visual arts. Again, it's not always about the lessons. Any time you spend in appreciation also counts.
Music & Arts Course and Certifications
If you want a convenient way to develop a bigger appreciation for Music & Arts, edX.org has plenty of courses. Let's start with music. Harvard offers a range of music appreciation classes centered around composers, such as Beethoven, or particular works, like Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Other options include learning about the music of different cultures, such as German or Italian Opera with Dartmouth, and types of music like Jazz (UT Austin.) As for arts, you can learn all about Japanese Culture and Art with Peking University or Chinese Rites and Writing systems with Tsinghua University. There is even a management course designed to help those of you in leadership positions in Music and Arts organizations, helping you to motivate your employees for the mission.
Music & Arts Value
People of all ages can appreciate music and arts for their beauty and interest. They bring people together and provide ways for us to build resilience, critical thinking, and empathy. Whether you decide to learn a musical instrument or you never touch an acoustic guitar in your life, you can still build your appreciation and be able to participate fully in your next music festival, upcoming event, or visual arts show.