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Introduction to Programming for the Visual Arts with p5.js

University of California, Los Angeles via Kadenze

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  • Provider Kadenze
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 10 weeks long

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This course is an introduction to writing code within the context of the visual arts. It asks two primary questions:

What is the potential of software within the visual arts?
As a designer or artist, why would I want (or need) to write software?

Software influences all aspects of contemporary visual culture. Many established artists have integrated software into their process. Prominent architects and designers not only use software, they commission custom software to help them realize their unique ideas. The creators of every innovative video game and Hollywood animated film write custom software to enhance their work.

As a comprehensive first introduction to the potential of software development within a broad range of the arts, this course aspires to teach you to engage the computer more directly with code. Programming opens the possibility to create not only tools, but systems, environments, and new modes of expression. It is here that the computer ceases to be a tool and becomes a medium.

Taught by

Lauren McCarthy, Casey Reas and Chandler McWilliams

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Reviews for Kadenze's Introduction to Programming for the Visual Arts with p5.js
4.7 Based on 7 reviews

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Rates R
5.0 2 years ago
Rates completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
If you want to learn how to code but get turned off by the idea of writing dull shopping list programs, this course is for you. It's code in the context of art, making it very accessible to artists and designers. The assignments are all based around making interactive pictures you can share on the web. You will learn fundamental coding concepts and with a little effort will take you to the start of intermediate level coding, ready to take on more advanced computer science topics. I Really enjoyed it.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
It is amazing to see the other student work in the gallery of this course! Also I can't believe I get to Learn from Casey Raes , the inventor of processing!
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
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I am a complete beginner to coding and I found this course easy to understand. The course starts with basic concepts and makes its way up to more complex processes, which makes it great for beginners and more advanced students as well.
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Martina S
5.0 7 months ago
by Martina is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be medium.
It's amazing to learn directly from Casey Reas, Lauren McCarthy and Chandler McWilliams.

The sessions are always really interesting. The method usually follows this logic: Chandler explains in detail every concept, keeping it easy to understand; Casey gives you cool (retro) referents and a some history related to the session (always really interesting! ); then Lauren makes you think forward with all the possibilities of her program, with demonstrations step by step.

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Anonymous
5.0 8 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
If you are interested in computers and/or art , would like to be creative - take this course. The lessons are formidable and the tutors fantastic. I've took many online courses in the area of programing, web development etc., but this one is one I love from start to the end. I wish, there will be a part 2 someday.

Awesome, 5 / 5, and a big THANKS to Casey, Lauren, Chandler and the invisible crew who made it .
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Anonymous
5.0 7 months ago
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This is a great introductory primer for visual artists curious to understand how to make coding a part of their visual arts practice.
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Garry G
3.0 2 years ago
by Garry dropped this course.
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