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Fine Arts


Art and Contemporary Critical Practice: Reinventing Institutional Critique by Raunig and Rey (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Art and Design by Virtual Training Suite (CC-BY-NC)
Art History by Wikibooks (CC-BY-SA)
Art History by Boundless (CC-BY-SA)
The Basic Elements of Music by Schmidt-Jones (CC-BY)
Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite by Burrough and Mandiberg (CC-BY-NC-SA) [Review]
Guitar by WikiBooks (CC-BY-SA)
History of New Media by Leinonen, Raslan, and Purma (CC)
Introduction to Music Theory by Schmidt-Jones (CC-BY)
bullet-3 Music by Virtual Training Suite (CC-BY-NC) [Review]
Musictheory.Net (CC-BY)
Open Content Photography Program by Wikibooks (CC-BY-SA)
Performing Arts by Virtual Training Suite (CC-BY-NC)
Reading Music: Common Notation by Schmidt-Jones (CC-BY)
Smarthistory: Art History on Khan Academy by Harris and Zucker (CC-BY-NC-SA) [Review]
Understanding Basic Music Theory by Schmidt-Jones (CC-BY)


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