• Length:
    14 Weeks
  • Effort:
    8–10 hours per week
  • Price:

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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

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Prerequisites

This class assumes a high degree of computer literacy, but not a high degree of programming ability. Having previous coding experience in Javascript, Java, C++, or Python is a plus, but not necessarily a must.

We strongly recommend taking the Integrated Digital Media MicroMasters in the following sequence:
  1. Creative Coding
  2. Theories of Media and Technology
  3. Media Law
  4. Integrated Digital Media Capstone

About this course

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In Creative Coding, students are introduced to object-oriented programming concepts, moving past the sequential problem solving found in typical beginner programming classes to use the computer as a creative medium for art, games, and graphic design. This introductory course will introduce you to a variety of concepts in programming, and how they can be applied creatively to work in a variety of media, such as 2D graphics, animation, image and video processing. A strong focus will be on creating interactive experiences for the web. By the end of this course, students will be empowered to read and write javascript for creative applications. This is reinforced through weekly assignments and a midterm and final project that leverage the skills learned in the course

What you'll learn

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  • The fundamentals of computational thinking applied through p5.js
  • Best practices for designing software within an event-driven, object-oriented, real time framework
  • How to ideate and conceptualize original creative works in the medium of software
  • Cultural literacy of the computational arts by critically engaging with historic and contemporary practices
  • Personal learning strategies, project planning and problem solving skills
  • Week 1: Introduction to the class. Basics of 2D Drawing
  • Week 2: Variables and Conditionals
  • Week 3: Looping and Repetition
  • Week 4: Color
  • Week 5: Functions and Interaction with the Keyboard and Mouse
  • Week 6: Transformation and Translation
  • Week 7: Harmonic Motion and Animation
  • Week 8: Object-Oriented Programming
  • Week 9: The Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Week 10: Generative Text and Typography: An Introduction to the RiTa Addon for p5.js
  • Week 11: Data Visualization and APIs
  • Week 12: Image
  • Week 13: Video
  • Week 14: Final Project Submission

Meet your instructors

Kevin Siwoff
Adjunct Professor
New York University

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