Art & the History of Art 278 - Art + Code

Art + Code

Brian House

M/W | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Amherst College
Fayerweather Hall Room 303

(Offered as ARHA 278 and FAMS 311) Introduction to computer programming for studio artists. By writing code to generate text and graphics, students will explore the qualities intrinsic to artistic expression with computers such as nonlinearity, indeterminacy, glitch, and emergence. Accompanying critical discussion will consider key practitioners in the field. Through progressive weekly projects, students will gain a foundation for working with code in art. Designed for students with little to no programming experience.

Limited to 12 students. Fall semester. Professor House.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority will be given first to ARHA majors then evenly distributed between all classes

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Programming-based studio art projects in textual and visual mediums, in-class critiques including visual and verbal analysis, oral presentations, basic math and geometry

Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.