• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Information Technology, Design Arts, Advanced Computing, IT in New Media More...
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Henry Gardner
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course COMP6720
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course will introduce coding in the context of New Media. Topics covered may include the nature of New Media applications, New Media data formats and data manipulation, program organisation, control structures, writing and debugging New Media programs.

In terms of the modern art world, the computer is not just another medium, it is a whole other range of media. Students will experience and experiment with a large suite of programming components which have been used to construct interactive works of New Media art. They will learn how to conceptualise, brainstorm, plan and realise an original and creative New Media work of their own and to embed that work in a web page.

In modern times, the boundary between data visualisation and artistic practice is porus. That is, the techniques used by computer professionals to visualise and present data are heavily influenced by techniques invented by artists and vice versa. Students will gain an appreciation of the techniques and impact of good visual design.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of COMP1720, students should be able to:

  1. Design, construct and debug small to medium-sized computer programs in a high-level programming language for New Media art.
  2. Have an appreciation of the artistic process in computer-based New Media.
  3. Be able to conceptualise, plan and execute an original and creative work of New Media art.
  4. To have an appreciation of visual and physical interaction at a New Media interface.

Indicative Assessment

Assignments (80%); Final Exam (20%)

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Workload

Thirty one-hour lectures and ten two-hour laboratory sessions

Prescribed Texts

Reas, Casey, and Ben Fry. 2007. Processing: a programming handbook for visual designers and artists Cambridge USA: MIT Press. ISBN9780262182621

Areas of Interest

  • Digital Arts
  • Information Technology
  • Design Arts
  • Advanced Computing
  • IT in New Media
  • Creative Arts
  • Arts
  • Sustainable Engineering

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $2190
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2850
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2952
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3288
2006 $3426
2007 $3426
2008 $3426
2009 $3426
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6911 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person

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