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Creative Coding (Online Short Course)

Creative Coding (Online Short Course)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Damien Borowik


Add a new dimension to your creativity by using coding in your practice. Whether you are an artist, designer or a craft-person, student or professional, programming will open the door to a completely new way of thinking and making.

This course has been specifically tailored to learn how to code in the context of visual arts and design through practical examples which you will be able to apply straightaway in your own work. 

Processing is programming environment and language which has been used in the creative industry for over 20 years. Being open source, it is free to use and has been adopted as a tool of choice by creative people around the world.
Throughout this course, you will learn to use programming to create visuals and experiences from scratch. You will obtain a better understanding of how computer works. You will also learn to integrate programming into your own creative practice using practical and personal projects.
From one week to the next, you will apply what you have learned into your own creative process. 

Topics Covered

  • Pattern creation
  • Generative art
  • Image manipulation
  • Motion graphics
  • Interaction
  • Data visualisation

Learning Outcomes

  • Programming fundamentals
  • Create patterns using basic shapes
  • Manipulate colours and graphical elements with code
  • Apply effect to image and video using code
  • Use mouse and keyboard input to modify visuals
  • Display basic data in a graphical way

Who should attend this course

  • Students, artist, designers and other professionals in the creative industry who want to bring their practice to a whole new level.

No prior programming experience needed


Tutor Description

Damien Borowik graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA in Graphic design, and later on from Goldsmiths, University of London with an MA in Computational Arts. As an academic, Damien has taught Interactive Design at CSM BA Graphic Design and MA Communication Design for 7 years. In his professional practice, Damien has won numerous awards and exhibited worldwide while working with clients such as Christian Dior Couture, Sir Terence Conran, Samsung Electronics, Southbank Centre and BBC Worldwide. Recently, the Victoria & Albert Museum has also acquired several of Damien’s artworks to be included in their permanent collection.

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Online Short Course Materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Firefox or Chrome)
  • The latest version of Java installed on your device
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection via WiFi or ethernet; 2G, 3G or 4G will not be sufficient

Course Specific Materials

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