Computational Form

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Computational Form
Spring 2023
Taught By: Justin Bakse
Section: B

CRN: 9909

Credits: 3

Make things that make things! Computer programming is a powerful tool for creating and manipulating form. It has long been used by artists, designers, and composers to explore new aesthetics. In this class, students will continue this tradition of experimentation by creating images, animation, video, sound, and 3D forms with rules, algorithms, and code. This class emphasizes formal exploration through daily “sketching”. This class will build on existing programming skills by introducing a variety of techniques, programming languages, and tools related to procedural generation. Topics will include: creating raster and vector images with Javascript and p5.js, synthesizing audio in Javascript, and using OpenSCAD to create models for 3D printing. For more information see

Open to: Students in MFA Design & Technology, MS Data Visualization, MPS Communication Design, and upper-level undergraduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:02am EDT 5/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023