Creative Audiovisual Coding (W3099)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

The Creative Audiovisual Coding module prepares you for work in interactive media, such as game development, virtual reality, augmented reality, the web, mobile apps and other interactive platforms. The module introduces key techniques and technologies for creative audiovisual coding, ranging from sound synthesis to interface design and visual animation. The programme of learning is designed for students from arts and humanities backgrounds with no coding experience, and is delivered in practical workshops. The module is also a good preparation for the third year Sound for Interactive Media and Generative Arts and Musical Machine modules.

Over the course of this module, you will learn how to produce creative applications using JavaScript for coding sound, music, video, the internet and interactive systems. You will learn creative coding, through grounded teaching aimed at students from arts and humanities backgrounds, delivered in practical workshops. The module will provide you with knowledge of the history and aesthetics of computational arts, including cybernetics, computer music, artificial life, computer art, live coding, gaming, audiovisual art and machine intelligence.


50%: Lecture
50%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Software exercise)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 24 hours of contact time and about 126 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: