Courses - Current and Upcoming

For the most up-to-date information on enrollment, meeting times, and locations, please consult the UW Time Schedule.

Winter 2015

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DXARTS 451: Experiments in Video Art I

Introduces real-time video software for the creation of immersive installations, multimedia performance, and video art. Workshops demonstrate advanced compositing, multi-channel video, time delay, and live-image processing. Students explore the intersections of experimental video and contemporary art through individual projects, discussions, and critiques.

VLPA
A - 13227 Tivon Rice T Th 11:30-14:20
RAI 129
DXARTS 461: Digital Sound Synthesis

Introduction to software sound synthesis techniques. Project-based course focused on creating experimental sound compositions framed by context of the Western Art Music Tradition. Includes acoustics and psychoacoustics; virtual synthesizers; wavetable synthesis; additive synthesis; ring, amplitude, and frequency modulation synthesis; granular synthesis; and noise and subtractive synthesis. Offered: jointly with MUSIC 401; A.

VLPA
A - 13228 Joseph Anderson T Th 14:30-17:20
RAI 129
DXARTS 471: Mechatronic Art, Design, and Fabrication I

Part one of three-quarter studio sequence exploring mechatronic art systems. Includes mechanics, electronics, software, advanced fabrication methods and real-time audio/video processing. Offered: A.

VLPA
A - 13229 James Coupe M W 14:30-17:20
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DXARTS 490: Special Topics in Digital Arts and Experimental Media

Taught by UW faculty and visiting artists, engineers, scientists, and humanities scholars.

A - 13230 Harris, Yolande C M 10:30-13:20
RAI 205
DXARTS 500: Research Studio

Covers recent advances and current trends in digital arts and experimental media research. Students discuss and demonstrate their own ongoing research and creative projects. In-depth examination of new artwork and research by pioneering figures in the field. Prerequisite: DXARTS graduate student.

A - 13232 James Coupe F 10:30-12:20
RAI 221
DXARTS 528: Real-Time Digital Image Processing

Theory, aesthetics, and practice of real-time video manipulation/performance systems. Theory and high-level programming of image synthesis and processing.

A - 21194 Robert Twomey to be arranged -
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DXARTS 600: Independent Study or Research

Credit/no-credit only.

A - 13234 to be arranged -
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DXARTS 800: Doctoral Dissertation

At least 27 hours of dissertation credit is required for the award of a Ph.D. in Digital Arts and Experimental Media. No more than 10 credits may be taken in any quarter, except summer. Credit/no-credit only.

A - 13235 to be arranged -
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Spring 2015

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DXARTS 450: Digital Video Foundations

An introduction to experimental video art. Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for creating video for installation, performance, or screen. Students attend lectures and complete assignments to create original video works. Workshops include hands-on introductions to digital video production: cameras, lenses, sound, lighting, motion control, and non-linear editing.

VLPA
A - 13150 Ha Na Lee M W 09:30-11:20
RAI 129
DXARTS 452: Experiments in Video Art II

Students work on individual projects while exploring such research topics as robotic camera motion, computer vision, interactivity, and video integration with physical I/O systems. Prerequisite: DXARTS 451. Offered: W.

VLPA
A - 13151 Tivon Rice T Th 11:30-14:20
RAI 129
DXARTS 460: Digital Sound

Foundations of digital sound for digital arts applications. Project-based course focused on creating experimental sound compositions. Overview of the history of electronic music and analysis of important works from its cannon. Acoustics, psychoacoustics and digital sound theory. Digital signal processing and recording techniques. Multi-track, recording, editing, mixing, and mastering using Digital Audio Workstations (DAW). Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 13152 Marcin Pączkowski M W 14:30-16:20
RAI 129
DXARTS 462: Digital Sound Processing

Introduction to digital sound processing techniques. Project-based course focused on creating experimental sound compositions framed by context of the Western Art Music Tradition. Includes digital effects; delay lines; introduction to digital filtering; FIR and IIR filters; reverberation; virtual-room acoustics and sound location; time-domain transformation of sound; andgranulation and time stretching. Prerequisite: DXARTS 461/MUSIC 401. Offered: jointly with MUSIC 402; W.

VLPA
A - 13153 Joseph Anderson T Th 14:30-17:20
RAI 129
DXARTS 472: Mechatronic Art, Design, and Fabrication II

Part two of three-quarter studio sequence exploring mechatronic art systems. Includes mechanics, electronics, software, advanced fabrication methods and real-time audio/video processing. Prerequisite: DXARTS 471. Offered: W.

VLPA
A - 13154 James Coupe M W 14:30-17:20
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DXARTS 490: Special Topics in Digital Arts and Experimental Media
Art and the Brain

Taught by UW faculty and visiting artists, engineers, scientists, and humanities scholars.

This interdisciplinary seminar explores the intersections between art and neuroscience. Led by faculty from DXARTS and the Neuroscience Program, a range of topics will be explored, including systems, neural networks, electronic media, data visualization, consciousness, artificial intelligence,...

A - 13155 James Coupe
Thomas Deuel
Eberhard Fetz
Ed Shanken
F 14:30-17:20
RAI 205
DXARTS 500: Research Studio

Covers recent advances and current trends in digital arts and experimental media research. Students discuss and demonstrate their own ongoing research and creative projects. In-depth examination of new artwork and research by pioneering figures in the field. Prerequisite: DXARTS graduate student.

A - 13157 Richard Karpen M 11:30-13:20
RAI 221
DXARTS 567: Sound in Space

Theory and practice of spatial sound. Spatial hearing mechanisms. Stereo microphone techniques. 3D sound field capture and reconstruction using first and high order ambisonics. VBAP, WFS, and other advanced sound spatialization techniques. Introduction to aural architecture and spatial audio composition with emphasis on the production of experimental sound pieces and installations. Prerequisite: DXARTS 463.

A - 20802 Juan Pampin W 10:30-13:20
RAI 205
DXARTS 598: Advanced Topics in Digital Arts and Experimental Media
Truth and Honesty

Covers recent advances and current trends in digital arts and experimental media research. Various topics may include in-depth examination of new art work and research by faculty, students, and visiting professors.

Visiting Professor, Edward Shanken, author of Art and Electronic Media (London: Phaidon, 2009) will be teaching a graduate seminar that will explore historical/philosophical conceptions of truth and honesty with particular attention to art. We will consider a broad range of texts from the...

A - 20807 Ed Shanken F 10:30-13:20
RAI 221
DXARTS 600: Independent Study or Research

Credit/no-credit only.

A - 13158 to be arranged -
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