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The Creative Coding minor provides a hands-on opportunity to explore the making of code-based interactions for the creative fields. In this minor, students build art and design projects that are critically engaging, socially aware experiences making use
of various media, programming languages, and technologies. In studio and seminar courses, students investigate the aims and historical contexts of technical work in the creative fields; the concepts, media, and techniques used; and solutions to creative
problems using software and hardware. Students prototype and iterate with code using various forms of inputs/outputs, sensory information, environmental conditions, and emotive responses. Students can explore varieties of scale, form, and style —
from issues of privacy and socially responsible approaches to urban landscapes and large-scale immersive environments.
The Creative Coding minor draws upon academic offerings and faculty knowledge across the university but has a particular affinity with AMT’s Design and Technology programming and, of course, studio practice across Parsons in general. This is evidenced
in the subject areas of Studio Practice/Iterative Creative Process and Making with Code.
The Creative Coding minor requires successful completion of 18 credits across four subject areas, as outlined in the curriculum chart below.
Note: Students majoring in Communication Design and Design + Technology are restricted from pursuing this minor.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:
* Students who have already completed one of these courses, or will do so for their major, should instead select another course in the subject area "Making with Code."
This course addresses designing experiences for mobile and tablet devices. We delve into the nuances of designing for and with touch screens and diverse mobile platforms and discover how context of use should influence the
information architecture. Finally we explore how sketching, storyboarding, and prototyping can be both processes for testing our ideas and tools communicate these ideas to others.
* ADHT faculty advisor permission required.
Minors are available to all undergraduate students at The New School, though some minors are closed to students in certain majors (please see the list of preclusions for
more details). Students may declare minors outside of their own colleges. To explore this option, contact your academic advisor.
For questions regarding this minor’s curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Brendan Griffiths, assistant professor, at
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