DIGITAL ARTS

Digital Arts is a vibrant research and teaching environment dedicated to developing technology arts in a South African context.  We are committed to critical artistic practice, theoretical engagement, and the highest professional standards of work.  The division believes in cooperative, inter and cross-disciplinary modalities, in both teaching and research practice.

Digital Arts produces graduates with a deep understanding of the theories and practice of technology arts.  Our students leave with diverse skill sets: technically, theoretically, and artistically.  Our focus is on producing students that demonstrate adaptability and critical understanding in professional arenas: as independent artists, entrepreneurs, as well as in the workforce.

Digital Arts Short Course, 2017

Brand new short courses being piloted for inclusion into the WSOA MA by research programs and are also offered to interested parties outside of the University and people not registered for degree’s with Wits Digital Arts.

This exciting collection of short courses allows you to gain skills in coding and electronics, in order to make dynamic, creative and interactive applications. The skills learnt in these courses can be applied to art making, data visualisation, design and building interactive installations and applications.

These short courses are being offered after hours on Monday and Thursday evenings, at the Digital Arts Division of the Wits School of Arts.

For More Information on Digital Arts Short Courses contact: tegan.bristow@wits.ac.za.

Creative Coding in Processing

Date: 27 Feb. – 17 Mar 2017

 A three-week short course teaching the fundamentals of Java coding in the Processing environment. The focus will be on dynamic and interactive visual outcomes, that can be used for the further development of interactive applications, data visualisations and dynamic visuals.

Times: Mon & Thurs Evenings, 18h30 to 20h30.

Venue: Wits University, Digital Arts Division.

Full Cost: R 800.00 (with completion certificate).

Sign Up:  http://qkt.io/creative-code

(Digital Arts MA by Dissertation Students use Promotion Code).

 

Sensing & Electronics

Date: 20 March. – 7 April 2017

Three-week short course on the fundamentals of the Arduino and interactive electronics. You will learn about building electronic circuits and using electronic sensors to shift the traditional understanding of computers into a more physical and playful space.

Times: Mon & Thurs Evenings, 18h30 to 20h30.

Venue: Wits University, Digital Arts Division.

Full Cost: R 1500.00 (with Arduino hardware & completion certificate).

Sign Up: http://qkt.io/electronics

(Digital Arts MA by Dissertation Students use Promotion Code).

Creative Coding in HTML, CSS & JavaScript

Date: 11 May. – 29 May 2017

 A three-week short course teaching the fundamentals of HTML, CSS and Java

Script. The focus will be on dynamic and interactive visual outcomes, that can be used for the further development of interactive websites, data visualisations and dynamic visuals.

Times: Mon & Thurs Evenings, 18h30 to 20h30.

Venue: Wits University, Digital Arts Division.

Full Cost: R 800.00 (with completion certificate).

Sign Up: http://qkt.io/CreativeWeb (Digital Arts MA by Dissertation Students use Promotion Code).

Custom Controllers

Date: 1 May – 12 May 2017

A two-week short course teaching alternative interfaces by designing and building your own custom game controllers. With the Malarkey Board (a home grown version of the MakeyMakey) students will never look at a keyboard and mouse the same way again.

Times: Mon & Thurs Evenings, 18h30 to 20h30.

Venue: Wits University, Digital Arts Division.

Full Cost: R 1500.00 (with Malarky hardware & completion certificate).

Sign Up: http://qkt.io/controllers (Digital Arts MA by Dissertation Students use Promotion Code).

Postgraduate Applications are Open

Application deadlines:

South African applicants – end November

International applicants – end October

Merit Award Applications – end October

Apply now

NEWS AND EVENTS

WHATS HAPPENING AT DIGITAL ARTS

Workshop at Doha’s Tasmeem Festival

Tegan Bristow, Lecturer and Head of Interactive Media in the Wits Digital Arts Division was recently invited to run a playful media workshop at the Tasmeem Festival run by the Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha, Qatar in  the Middle East.

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