COMP1720/6720: Art and Interaction Computing

This course introduces the fundamentals of coding and design required to create expressive interactive artworks. Students will learn how to conceptualise, plan, and realise an original interactive artwork using a high-level programming language. They will experiment with computer graphics, sound, and input devices and learn programming concepts required for accomplishing their creative objectives.

The course introduces the range of creative possibilities presented by the computer in the modern art world as well fundamental concepts of visual and interactive design. Topics covered include interactive and new media art, interaction design, program organisation, variables, control structures, graphics, and audio.

Learning Outcomes (COMP1720)

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Describe the qualities of computer-based artworks.

  2. Apply knowledge of visual and physical interaction with a computer interface.

  3. Design and construct computer programs in a programming language for interactive art.

  4. Create an original and creative work of interactive art.

Learning Outcomes (COMP6720)

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Describe the qualities of computer-based artworks and recent developments in interactive computational art.

  2. Apply knowledge of visual and physical interaction with a computer interface including recent developments.

  3. Design and construct computer programs in a programming language for interactive art.

  4. Create and evaluate an original and creative work of interactive art.

Semester 2 2021 details

  • Mode of Delivery: hybrid in-person/online
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Incompatible Courses: none
  • Co-taught Courses: COMP1720/COMP6720
  • Course Convener: Charles Martin
  • Phone: +61 6125 3139
  • Email: charles.martin@anu.edu.au
  • Lecturer: Charles Martin
  • Tutors: see People page

Updated:    07 Jun 2021 / Responsible Officer:    Head of School / Page Contact:    Charles Martin