Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


Mat 190 | Programming for Animation, Interactivity, and Games

3 Units
Advisories: MAT 150
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
Course Typically Offered: Fall even years

This course emphasizes creative coding and programming for interactive media, including 2D games, web, and multimedia applications. Students learn to code within the context of the visual arts using JavaScript, Processing, and/or JavaScript frameworks such as p5.js, CreateJS, or PhaserJS. Students explore the creative and technical aspects of designing interactive user experiences that integrate media, animation, and interactivity. Additional topics include user interface design, experience design, interactive storytelling, game design, animation techniques, and developing content for delivery across a variety of platforms and devices.