17 August 2018
Introduction to Coding for Artists & Creatives
Digital fluency is now a vital skill for any creative practitioner, even more valuable is the ability to originate new experiences and encounters with digital technologies. Only by understanding the foundational structures and logic of code can we truly start to innovate with software.
Anyone who would like to understand code would benefit from this course. The visual focus of the course makes coding easy to understand, and fun to learn, but the science underpinning it is the same for almost all programming languages. The course is as relevant to a designer or animator, as it is to anyone else who wishes to grasp the fundamentals of coding.
Learning how to program is arguably now a core skill, yet there is an acknowledged skill shortage in the UK, and with it a lack of understanding which holds back employers and employees from meeting their full potential. Regardless of our professional roles, we are all affected by algorithms and software. Anyone who is curious and open minded can benefit from understanding how computer software works, and benefit from learning how to create it themselves.
Using the programming language Processing (a version of Java modified for artists) and C#, this course provides participants with the tools they need to apply programming to their own creative practice. It encourages a practical and visual engagement with computer programming.
Workshops and participant-led discussions will encourage and enhance critical awareness of the issues surrounding computer art and design, culminating in the design and development of participants’ own projects, games and artworks. Each session will involve a coding laboratory, which participants will get feedback on, enabling them to progress towards completing a mini-project of their own devising.
GBP 1250: Fee covers the cost of the course