2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Jan 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

DMA 1490 - Fundamentals of Making

Goals: This course builds the foundation upon which emerging digital media artists will establish a meaningful and effective practice of ‘making.’ In this course, making is understood as the practice of creating hybridized digital media artworks with a strong do-it-yourself (DIY) spirit that incorporates research, prototyping, feedback, problem solving, and iteration. Students will employ digital and hybridized tools to engage with 3D and 4D forms, such as kinetics and interactivity, to create audio-visual artworks.

Content: Students will gain fundamental electronics, programming, and design skills through breadboarding and soldering electronic circuits, interfacing sensors and actuators with microcontrollers, building multimedia software applications, and using digital fabrication to manufacture physical interfaces for their projects. Students will learn the fundamental terms, technologies, resources, and research practices necessary for developing novel and compelling digital artworks. Whenever possible, students will also work collaboratively with students in other classes, such as studio arts/sculpture.

Taught: Annually

Credits: 4