Course Description and Objectives


Programming Digital Media introduces a broad array of topics related to digital media through project oriented programming of graphics, audio, and hardware applications. The motivation for this course is to provide a basic introduction to comp uter programming using subjects that are relevant or appealing to students who are new to technological fields of study, with little to no prior programming experience. The course is presented in five segments, introducing coding, covering three distinct areas in digital media, plus a final integration project of these areas. There is a strong emphasis on computer programming tasks throughout, and the hands-on exercise of digital media tools in class is required. After an introduction to coding concepts, t he first media topic introduces real-time graphics rendering and user interaction. The second introduces sound design . The third introduces basic electronics and physical computing. Finally, communication mechanisms are used allowing the disparate elements of graphics, sound, and hardware to be composed into interactive projects.