Potsdam, Germany

Creative Coding for Beginners

online course
when 6 September 2021 - 9 September 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 450

The digital transformation of our world has opened up new paths for the expression of creativity. The world of algorithms should no longer be left to computer specialists and software developers but should also be explored by creatives.

Learning how to program has become an meaningful skill for those who want to express themselves artistically. Traditionally, coding is used for producing functional applications but it can be an equally powerful tool for creating expressive applications in the fields of visual art, design, games and interactive experiences.

In the five-day course "Creative Coding for Beginners", participants will acquire basic programming skills and implement creative coding examples, using the popular, open source web-basedprogramming framework, p5. The class will be joined from Creative Technology students at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and there will be lots of opportunities to discuss and exchange ideas.

Through exercises participants will practice algorithmic thinking and learn how translate creative ideas into code and how to implement a wide range of practical examples with a special focus on graphics, sound and interactivity. After the five-day courseparticipants are encouraged to develop their own project and receive technical and creative support in two additional follow up meetings where they can directly apply the newly gained knowledge to further their individual ideas.

No technical background or prior programming knowledge is required for this course.

Course leader

Lena Gieseke is a professor of Visual Media Technologies in the Film University's Creative Technologies Master programme and responsible for developing the curriculum.

Target group

The Creative Coding Crash Course is directed at participants aged 18 or older who want to learn programming in a creative context. Participating in the course does not require any previous knowledge of programming or film. We recommend to bring your own laptop to the course.

Participants are asked to register online using our application form. Spots are limited and will be awarded based on registration date after assessment of the application and receipt of the participation fee.

Fee info

EUR 450: Students receive a 10% discount off the regular price.

Early Bird before April 30, 2021: 410,-EUR