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Kadenze Names May the International Month of Creative Code

Let the creative coding community rejoice! Kadenze has joined forces with many leading universities, institutions, and organizations to declare May as the “International Month of Creative Code .” Forget one day—a full month out of every year will now be dedicated towards putting the spotlight on creative code-related events, new courses, artist features, interviews, and projects.

Featured Creative Code Courses


Introduction to Programming for the Visual Arts with P5.js

UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
Chandler McWilliams

As a comprehensive first introduction to the potential of software development within a broad range of the arts, this course aspires to teach you to engage the computer more directly with code. Learn more…

Introduction to Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists

California Institute of the Arts
Ajay Kapur

The course, lecture, and examples build on each other to teach the fundamentals of programming in general (logic, loops, functions, objects, classes) and also deals with advanced topics including multi-threading, events and signals. Learn more…

Physics-Based Sound Synthesis for Games and Interactive Systems

Stanford University
Perry Cook & Julius Smith

This course introduces the basics of Digital Signal Processing and computational acoustics, motivated by the vibrational physics of real-world objects and systems. Learn more…

Machine Learning for Musicians and Artists

Goldsmiths, University of London
Rebecca Fiebrink

Have you ever wanted to build a new musical instrument that responded to your gestures by making sound? Or create live visuals to accompany a dancer? Or create an interactive art installation that reacts to the movements or actions of an audience? If so, take this course! Learn more…


The Nature of Code

Processing Foundation
Daniel Shiffman

Can we capture the unpredictable evolutionary and emergent properties of nature in software? Can understanding the mathematical principles behind our physical world help us to create digital worlds? This class focuses on the programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems. Learn more…

Web Coding Fundamentals for Artists

National University of Singapore
Lonce Wyse

This is a “literacy” course designed to introduce you to the various core components that make the web such a powerful platform for art – art that is not only visual, but sonic, physical, interactive, and social. Learn more…

Creative Programming for Audiovisual Art

Goldsmiths, University of London
Mick Grierson

Creative Programming for Audiovisual Art aims to enhance student skills and experience in the development of software for the creation and manipulation of sounds and images, both in real and non-real time. Learn more…

Check the Kadenze Blog periodically this month, for details on upcoming events, artist features, interviews, and more.

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