CCOG for MUC 275 Spring 2024

Course Number:
MUC 275
Course Title:
Creative Coding Capstone
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Course Description

Combines the skills gained in all five specialization courses in the creative coding curriculum in order to produce a single project. Culminates in a unique, large scale audio/visual project which takes the form of an audio/visual/musical instrument, product prototype, new media event or installation/experience and will include original design and programming of all project elements. Prerequisites: MUC 270, MUC 271, MUC 272, MUC 273 and MUC 274, and (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon  completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Design and realize a significant creative coding project.
  • Design a custom hardware/sensor/interface system.
  • Design a custom software system.
  • Develop creative utilization/repurposing of multimedia content.
  • Implement an original and complex multi-disciplinary design.

Course Activities and Design

This course is a large scale project with constant one on one guidance, help with project management, multidisciplinary research, fabrication resources, and cross-department collaboration as needed.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

A formal/final project presentation to a public audience.

Continual feedback from instructor, and professional feedback solicitation post final project presentation.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Initial concept proposal phase
  • 6 hours per week of hands-on design, build-out and programming of a significantly complex and interdisciplinary concept.
  • Iterative design approach
  • Intermedia content utilizing skills from all areas of the Creative Coding curriculum (sound, light, video, motion capture)