According to Chance

3 credits

This course will teach how to approach art making through a set of instructions. It will position the artist away from the role of sole decision-maker, instead allowing systems to be the creators of imaginative possibilities and unexpected outcomes. Though based on the sequential logic of programming, we will cover neither programming softwares nor languages, instead focusing on how these concepts can take form in the non-digital. Students will “script” through writing and execute their scripts in the medium of their choice. Through a series of short assignments, students will deepen their understanding of relational dynamics, examining the role of both the artist and the audience as possible players in their scripts. In the second half of the course, students will engage in a research-based final project, where they will write scripts that investigate how meaning can be formed in the transition from script to art.