The program was first implemented as part of the #StayAtHome movement but has been continued and updated well into 2021. That said, these courses are typically only free for a few weeks at a time, so make haste!
Keep reading to learn how to get these Domestika courses for free, or click the button to start browsing right away!
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How to get free Domestika courses
As part of the #StayAtHome movement throughout the global lockdown, Domestika has made a small sampling of its courses available completely for free.
Currently, there are 4 courses to choose from, although none of them feature English audio. All courses on Domestika have English subtitles though, of course.
Previously there were 10 free courses on offer, but Domestika has since reduced it to 4. Hopefully it jumps back up to 10 in the near future! That said, these courses haven’t changed in months.
It’s also worth noting that although you have full access to course content, you won’t be able to access additional materials or the community forum. You’ll need to purchase the course for that.
The list of free courses will likely change in a few weeks, but here’s what you can watch until then:
- Design and Illustration of Incredible Characters
- Spanish audio, 26 Lessons (5h 24m)
- Illustrated Children’s Stories: Characters and Settings
- Portuguese audio, 18 Lessons (3h 31m)
- Successful Strategies for LinkedIn
- Portuguese audio, 15 Lessons (1h 53m)
- Printed Product Design for Visual Brand Identity
- Portuguese audio, 15 Lessons (1h 37m)
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How to get more free Domestika courses and tutorials
Another way to check out free courses on Domestika is through Domestika Live. Broadcast on Facebook, these are hour-long tutorials from some of the best teachers on the platform.
They aren’t taken from the courses themselves so don’t expect the same level of production value, but they’re still very useful. Plus, if you catch them live you can ask questions in real time!
However, subtitles on Facebook Live aren’t really a thing, so it’s best to stick to English audio broadcasts (unless you understand Spanish or Portuguese).
Previously the vast majority of Domestika Live broadcasts were in Spanish, but now there are tons in English as well. You can check out the full back catalog (and upcoming videos) at the link below.
Expired: Domestika Scholarship 2021
If you want even more free Domestika courses, the Domestika Scholarship program will be right up your alley.
The program runs for roughly one month every spring and offers the opportunity for 10 lucky users to win 50 free Domestika courses with no strings attached.
All you need to do to apply is create an account and upload three projects to your account. No purchase necessary!
Winners are chosen by an expert panel of teachers. In 2021, they include:
Unfortunately, the 2021 edition deadline was April 12, so anyone who hasn’t already applied will have to wait until 2022. Winners were announced on May 7.
I’ll let you know as soon as the 2022 program is announced, but the best way to stay on top of things is by subscribing to the Tiny Workshops newsletter below!
There’s no telling how long these courses will be available, so don’t hesitate if you want to learn more about what the platform has to offer!