So, to start off, I am aware of the growing youtube tutorial base, a lot of which are extremely detailed and well documented and cited. I'm keeping them in mind but for the sake argument I'd like to exclude youtube/vimeo-website based tutorial videos and private organized "tutorial courses" including to leave out written documentation hosted by Atmel on their Atmel Studio and Controllers, as well as any written tutorials out there like Instructables. Before I'm going to jump into using all those resources, I just wanted to ask in case this exists...
Are there any purchase-able College Level courses on understanding, programming and building circuits around the Atmel 32 bit MCUs. I come from a heavily artistic side: music composing, drawing, design, game development etc. I wen't to college for Concept Art when I discovered that I had an interest to create devices with micro-controllers. The one thing I noticed is that subjects like Art and Game Development have a giant video tutorial base on tutoring sites like CGSociety, Lynda.com, Udemy etc. These aren't just courses made to explain common grounds, but most of these have a course plan that cover nearly everything there is to a certain trade, some of which even offer a "diploma-esk" type of certification (not that THAT is a selling point to me). The main subject is that it's extremely board and is, for all intents, a course on a trade, addressing majority of aspects and sides of it. Nearly all of these purchase-able courses are taught by college professors and industry veterans, most of them address common questions asked by students getting in their field too so it makes the course easy to take in from a students perspective. Last year I was about to enroll into a local college for "Information Technology" type of a program which, I thought, would teach me everything I need until I looked at the course outline with things like, "Creating and Managing a Corporate Network" and "Programming a Linux OS" when I realized my money would have been wasted on things I have no interest in and it would barely touch on the subject I was actually interested in. Now I know that those programs "open career opportunities" but that's really not my goal.
So any video courses that take me through the ropes of setting up and programming 32 bit Atmel controllers?
Thanks everyone for the input.