Life isn’t all about work and academia. People need hobbies and interests to balance out their everyday routines. Why not learn more about your avocation and fully explore its nature? If you love doing something, you might as well be good at it.
1. The Art of Music Production – Berklee College of Music (Coursera)
Take your musical hobbies a step further by learning how to produce your own recordings. Stephen Webber, the Director of Music Production, Technology, and Innovation at Berklee, will help you master tangible artistic concepts by developing the most important recording tool: your ears.
Course Duration: 4 weeks, 2-4 hours per week
User Rating: 4.8/5 of 620 ratings
Hardware Requirements: Any recording device
2. Learn How to Become a Great DJ and Be the Life of the Party (Udemy)
If you ever wanted to be a DJ, or is a DJ but wants to learn more, this is the course for you! David Truong, a DJ with more than 7 years of professional experience, will cover the fundamentals of DJing, from setting up your gear, mixing, beat matching, and other advanced techniques such as telegraphing.
Course Duration: 2 hours of video lectures
User Rating: 4.3/5 of 590 ratings
Hardware Requirement: DJ gears (CDJ, mixer
3. Cameras, Exposure, and Photography – Michigan State University (Coursera)
This course is Course One of Photography Basic and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR, which will focus on basic functions of digital cameras and techniques on how to create exciting photographs. You will also go beyond camerawork and learn about aspects of Frame and Vantage Point to develop different interpretations about familiar objects.
Course Duration: 4 weeks
User Rating: 4.7/5 of 1,493 ratings
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4. Photo Editing with the iPhone (Udemy)
Not all wish to take photo editing to the computer due to the confounding complexities of some photo editing programs. There is a way to produce high quality photos just from your phone and this course will teach you how to edit on different editing applications while comparing their functions and layouts. After the course, you can decide on which app to use and learn to edit like a pro through it.
Course Duration: 3 hours of video lectures
User Rating: 4.5/5 of 295 ratings
Hardware Requirements: iPhone with iOS 9, or Android phone (the apps can be run on Android as well)
5. Video Production (Udemy)
Nowadays, you can find and post videos just about anywhere, whether it’s on social media or content sharing sites such as Youtube. Now you can learn to produce high quality videos for yourself or to share with others through this course taught by Ryan Stone, an online video producer of his own company. You will be taught on the techniques of camerawork, lighting, audio capturing, and how to evaluate equipment for these uses.
Course Duration: 1 hour of video lectures
User Rating: 3.9/5 of 755 ratings