ART 150- Creative Code, M/W 4-6:40pm
ART 250 – Topics in New Media Arts (Game Play), M/W 1-3:40 PM
This hands-on course offers an exploration of contemporary art works constructed as games. Games represent a rapidly emerging medium, the history of which must be analyzed through the lenses of art history, new media studies, and game studies in order to be fully contextualized. Students will discuss methods by which game authors extend the visual traditions and conceptual ideals of contemporary art into the gaming medium. In this course, students will simultaneously gain the technical skills needed to create their own games and participatory projects as well as explore different game genres including text-based games, puzzles, strategy games, simulators, and abstract games of chance. Students will analyze, develop, play, and even hack games in order gain an understanding of their frameworks and programmatic strategies. The course is intended to incite an active and critical perspective on contemporary game practices in art. No prior programming experience required. Laptop Required.
Contact Amanda Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain departmental approval. Students should include their full name and UIN number, along with the name of the class they are requesting.