Free online courses for creative professionals by FutureLearn

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For the creative people learning doesn’t stop on the graduation day. Like engineers and doctors, for designers, artists, filmmakers and developers it is more than crucial to never stop learning new things and be curious. The times change so do the industries and all the changes reflect the way we work.

There are many options to expand your knowledge in a particular field and these include reading professional literature or visiting relevant seminars and conferences.

Unfortunately, not in every part of the world there are such events that are beneficial for the creative people. But online learning is available for everyone and there is one particular platform that offers free online course from top universities. So if you are craving for some valuable knowledge and skills, continue reading to see what’s currently available on FutureLearn for the curious mind.

About FutureLearn


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FutureLearn is the largest MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform that offers free course from leading universities in the UK and many international ones.

New & Upcoming Courses


Ever wanted to know how to create a film from script to screen? You can learn how to do from award-winning filmmakers by taking Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen course from the NFTS and BFI Film Academy.

Starting on November 16th Brand Storytelling: How to Use Narrative to Sell is offered by D&AD – the organization that inspires creatives around the world. In this 4-week course, available for free, Hillary Chittenden and Paul Drake will tell you the amazing history of powerful storytelling in the creative design and advertising industries to show how using a narrative can make brand and products stand out from the crowd.

The well-known University of Reading also offers a creative course in programming for beginners which will teach you how to build your first mobile game. If you have no programming knowledge, Begin Programming: Build Your First Mobile Game course will teach you the basics of programming by developing a simple mobile game that you can run on computer, Android phone or tablet.

For creative pros who are interested in marketing, the three weeks course offered by the University of Southampton which will be extremely helpful as it is dedicated to the latest trends in digital marketing. Digital Marketing: Challenges and Insights will introduce you to new concepts and applications of digital marketing and will focus on emerging trends online consumer behavior, data analytics and privacy.

Here is a full list of the latest courses available at FutureLearn:


Film Production: Behind the Scenes of Feature Filmmaking

Don’t struggle alone with projects

Join the creative community of UX, graphic, web designers and developers to get help with any design or dev project.

Duration: 3 weeks / 3 hours per week

Teaching Organization: The Production Guild of Great Britain

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Creative Coding

Duration: 6 weeks / 6 hours per weeks

Teaching Organization: Monash University

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The Business of Film

Duration: 6 weeks / 3 hours per weeks

Teaching Organization: The Open University

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Begin Programming: Build Your First Mobile Game

Duration: 7 weeks / 4 hours per weeks

Teaching Organization: University of Reading

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Digital Marketing: Challenges and Insights

Duration: 3 weeks / 3 hours per weeks

Teaching Organization: University of Southhampton

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Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen

Duration: 6 weeks / 3 hours per weeks

Teaching Organization: NFTS (National Film and Television School)

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Brand Storytelling: How to Use Narrative to Sell

Duration: 4 weeks / 2 hours per weeks

Teaching Organization: D&DA

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The Internet of Things

Duration: 4 weeks / 2 hours per weeks

Teaching Organization: King’s College London

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