Apply for the Immersive: Studio Art Course in Computer Science

Gray Area's Immersive is a 12 week course in creative code and immersive art. Our expert instructors guide participants through a sequence of topics that are designed to both lead to mastery of core techniques and strengthen students’ professional practice in the field of art and technology.

Over the course of the program, students learn the technical skills and 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.

Now accepting rolling applications for the Fall Session of the Immersive Program.

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
• A network of peers, alumni, and creative code professionals
• Professional development with leaders in the field
• Low enrollment fee of $4,000 (monthly payment terms are available)

Prerequisites

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.

Syllabus

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

Dates

2020 Session 1
Classes: March 31st – June 18th, 2020
Showcase: June 17th & 18th, 2020

2020 Session 2
Classes: September 8th – November 14th, 2020
Showcase: December 2nd & 3rd, 2020

Classes are held online
Tuesdays & Thursdays (6–9pm) &
Saturdays (12–4pm)

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 and trans folks, gender nonconforming folks, and people of color.

We highly encourage all students to apply for this scholarship.

Creative Code Immersive Student Highlights

Every Immersive Program culminates with a media arts exhibition, showcasing work from Immersive students alongside artists in our Incubator program. This highly attended event invites the public and industry leaders to see new work from our artist community.

See some previous examples from final showcases below.

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.