- Code DESN6002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Design
- Areas of interest Digital Arts, Digital Humanities, Creative Arts, Design
This course introduces code and data as powerful tools for design and creative practice. By working directly with these fundamental processes of computing, students will develop practical skills and conceptual approaches that can be applied to design, fine arts, digital media, data visualisation and many other fields. Students without previous computer programming experience will gain an introduction to core concepts, processes and techniques of coding, with a focus on generating visual and spatial form. Through practical production workshops and design projects, students gain the expertise required to generate creative works for screen, print and fabrication technologies (such as laser cutting, CNC and 3D printing). This course will also introduce students to the vibrant cultural context of creative code platforms and practices.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- interpret, adapt and apply creative coding concepts and techniques;
- employ computational methods to generate innovative design outcomes for a range of media;
- reflect on and strategically adapt to the technical and cultural constraints of a specific context;
- conduct research into design artefacts and processes, and expertly apply findings to creative production; and
- understand design as a critical research practice and substantiate process and outcomes.
School of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Creative Code sketchbook (30) [LO 1,2]
- Creative Code project (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Research and Rationale, 2000 words (20) [LO 1,3,4,5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact comprising lectures, tutorials / workshops.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
No prescribed texts
Preliminary ReadingCasey Reas and Ben Fry, Getting Started with Processing. Maker Media, 2010.
Casey Reas and Chandler McWilliams, Form+Code in Design, Art and Architecture. Princeton Architectural Press, 2010.
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