Apply for the Immersive:
Studio Art Course in Computer Science

Our Creative Code Immersive is designed as a 12-week course in creative code and interactive art. Our expert instructors guide participants through a sequence of topics that are designed to build a foundation of core techniques while strengthening students’ professional practice in the field of art and technology.

Over the course of the program, students learn the technical skills and gain the creative inspiration to design, prototype and install an interactive artwork in a final public showcase attended by the creative community, industry, and museum professionals. Students explore a wide range of skills, techniques, and open tools over the course of 3 months. Instructors from different disciplines guide studio projects, group critiques, and theoretical discussions, setting students up for success throughout their major coursework.

For this fall session, we’re excited to welcome students back to the historic Gray Area/Grand Theater for hands-on instruction. We require all students to provide proof of vaccination and to remain masked during class. Read more about our health guidelines here.

Now accepting rolling applications for the 2021 Fall Session starting October 5.

Program Features

• Extend your art practice into the digital realm
• Learn how to create an interactive experience
• Scope the production of technical artworks
• Develop your artistic sensibility
• Historical understanding of creative code
• Collaborate using a javascript framework
• Learn how to teach others artistic coding
• Be able to troubleshoot and solve problems independently
• Over 100 hours of classroom instruction
• Build a portfolio of 10+ creative code projects
• A network of peers, alumni, and professionals
• Creative and professional development
• Low enrollment fee of $4,000 (monthly payment terms are available)
• Offering learners support in the midst of Covid-19


The Creative Code Immersive is designed to help introduce new mediums to artists, though the pace of the program requires a certain amount of foundational knowledge in both HTML & Javascript development.

To help us gauge your coding skill level we require all applicants to take both the w3schools Javascript Quiz and w3schools HTML Quiz. Once you have completed these tests, select Check Your Answers and save a pdf of your results.


Week 1: Web Skills
Week 2: Javascript I
Week 3: P5.js
Week 4: Web Audio (Sound Art)
Week 5: 3D for the Web (with A-Frame)
Week 6: Physical Computing I
Week 7: Node.js
Week 8: Physical Computing II
Week 9: Projection Mapping
Week 10: Interactive Environments
Week 11: Development Week
Week 12: Final Project Public Showcase


2021 Fall Session
October 5th – December 11th
Showcase Opens: January 20th

Visit Our Spring 2020 Showcase
Visit Our Fall 2020 Showcase

Classes are held at the Gray Area
Tuesdays & Thursdays (6–9pm PT) &
Saturdays (12–4pm PT)

The application deadline is rolling and kept open until all seats have been filled. Check out our Academic Calendar for more details.

Diversity Scholarship

To help creators of all backgrounds reach their goals, we are proud to offer a diversity scholarship to sustain and advance an inclusive community at Gray Area and beyond. This scholarship is for outstanding students from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education and the fields of art, design, and technology. Recipients will receive a $1000 discount towards partial tuition for our bi-annual Creative Code Immersive Program.

The Diversity Scholarship gives preferences to artists who identify as women, queer, gender-nonconforming folks, and people of color. We highly encourage students to apply for this scholarship.

Over 250 alumni have joined the Immersive and our private email list which provides upcoming opportunities.

Watch a testimonial below from one of our alumni.

Learn from our world-class instructors

Creative Code Immersive Project: “Water Pixels” by Francis Li