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Open Educational Resources: Visual & Performing Arts

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are course materials that are legally available on the internet for anyone to use, edit and distribute.

Visual and Performing Arts OER


On this page you will find a number of resources available at no cost to facilitate teaching and learning of Visual and Performing Arts. Most of these resources are OER texts, but also included are links to web-based learning tools and open-access journals. To see more details about the contents of any item hover your cursor over the item title. For access to more free teaching and learning resources, please take a look at the list of OER repositories available from the Finding OER tab in this guide.

OER Texts for Art

Open Access Journals for Art

Lumen Learning Courses for Art & Music

These are modular courses that may be used as texts. They may include resources that are copyright protected. For copyright information about specific resources, click the "Licenses and Attributions" link at the bottom of each page.

Online Resources for Art & Music

OER Texts for Music

Open Access Journals for Music