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Course Overview

Practical and studio-based classes will offer a technical overview of creative coding and relevant technologies, such as Processing, a Java-based programming language and IDE built for image creation, manipulation, and interaction, and Pd (Pure Data), a real-time graphical dataflow programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. Furthermore, it introduces practical knowledge in physical computing using various micro-controllers Running concurrently, seminar-based classes will encourage students to form critical views of the recent and current sonic arts practice.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Suk-jun Kim

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Master of Music (Studied) or Master of Music in Sonic Arts (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course starts with a short survey of the current practice of creative coding and quickly delves into the fundamental techniques of these programming languages. Students will combine them to design and realise their projects, which can be anything from web-based programs to interactive audiovisual installations.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 7 - 11, 13 - 14

More Information about Week Numbers

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Fist attempt: Small project assignments (20%)

Student Presentation (20%)

Final project (60%)

Resit: resubmission of the final project component if failure is there, or a 4000-word essay if failure is in other components.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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