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Creative Programming for Digital Media Mobile Apps

Course Summary

For anyone who would like to apply their technical skills to creative work ranging from video games to art installations to interactive music, and also for artists who would like to use programming in their artistic practice.


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    Course Syllabus

    Week 1: Introduction: sonic painterWeek 2: Interactive D/VJ appWeek 3: Music player and sensor controlled visualiserWeek 4: Game with physical modelling and synthesisWeek 5: APIs accessing and processing social media dataWeek 6: Music machine

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    Recommended Background

    Most students are expected to have some background in programming and/or computer science, and some experience of (possibly extra curricular) creative work. The course is also suitable for students new to computer programming but with a strong arts background, and a desire to develop skills in creative applications development.

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    Course Format

    The course will consist of 2 elements: the development of technical skills for software design using a range of media, and the development of creative work that applies these skills. Each week will consist of:
    ● A lecture on a technical topic (e.g. writing image or audio processing software)● A lecture on creative skills related to the technical topic (e.g. how to create better images through photography / editing or how to create more effective audio) as well as suggestions on project development.● A set of exercises to practice the technical and creative skills covered in the lecture● Week by week guidance for working on your creative projects
    ● An additional lecture for students with no programming background

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    Suggested Reading

    There is no required reading.

    If you would like a book, this book is an excellent introduction to Processing, the programming environment we are using. 

    http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/0123736021


Course Fee:
Free

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Operating Systems Community

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