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Introduction to Programming


The Introduction to Programming course deals with the basic principles of programming: what is programming and how to write a program to achieve a task? The objective of the course is to get familiar with programming technology in order to prepare students for later projects in which computer technology is employed.

The fundamentals of programming are discussed by means of the relatively easy language Processing, that is similar to Java. The Processing language simplifies programming of visual programs, and yields immediate graphical output. It is ideal for understanding the basics of computer programming. Additionally the basics of Max/MSP/Jitter are included in the course. Small assignments help students apply the topics discussed in class and larger assignments on which they can release their creativity. During lab time there is assistance present to help students with specific aspects of the assignments.

Media Technology students and other interested master students

Admittance demands
Bachelor diploma

Method of instruction
Lectures, lab and self study

Assignments and a written exam

Number of Classes
10 × 2 hours class & 10 × 2 hours lab

Time table
The dates are included in the Media Technology calendar

Via program coordinator Media Technology: Lianne Heun
aheun@liacs.nl, 071-527 6994

Course webpage

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