AME 394 | Compositional and Computational Principles for Media Arts

In much of today’s contemporary media practice there is a tight coupling of compositional form, content, and underlying computational mechanisms. This integration holds the potential to yield new modes of expression and wholly new art experiences as is evident in emerging forms of real time generative art, network-based art, game-based art, and interactive performance. As both practitioners and participants, we must develop a critical understanding of the relevant compositional and computational principles that frame this work. In this course, students will develop a working understanding of fundamental compositional and computational principles, and apply their understanding through the realization of exploratory media artworks.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify opportunities to use modular based programing methods in your own work.
  • experiment with dynamic media structures.
  • compose interactive TouchDesigner networks that use sound and video.
  • communicate with other programs or computers over a network.


Projects and Assignments

Learning Resources & In Class Examples

Download the Course Code pack from GitHub