Have a NYU Net id? Login here

Coding for the Creative Arts in London

Discover the connection between technology and creativity. Enrich your craft by learning to code in London.

"The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art."
                                                                 – John Lasseter

Program Overview

This course is for artists and creators wondering about what learning to code can add to their practice. What happens when an algorithm writes a song, a video responds to the movements of dancers, a chatbot performs with an actor, or a documentary film is viewed as an interactive experience?


Coding for the Creative Arts

IITP-UT 1536/IITP-GT 2536 | 4 units | Instructor: Dan Shiffman

This course will explore a variety of applications such as generative design, algorithmic music, data visualization, working with video, and designing software for live performance. Students will collaborate to create a final project around their area of interest. In addition to learning technical skills and creating projects, students will have the opportunity to visit museums, art galleries, and artist studios in the London area.

Computer programming experience is not required. The course starts with the basics of code using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (with the p5.js framework). 


Summer 2017 

Flight/Check-In: Sunday, July 2, 2017
Check-Out: Saturday, July 22, 2017


Application Deadline: The application for summer 2017 is now closed. 

Application: Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.


  • Undergraduate summer 2017 tuition: $5,492
  • Registration and Services Fee: $668
  • Program Fee: $318
  • Lab Fee: $244
  • Geo Blue Global Health Insurance: $54.40
  • Housing:
        Single: $1,976.40 
        Double: $1,690.60 
        Triple: $1,595.60 
        Quad: $1,500.40  
  • Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to/from the program.

Visit the NYU Office of the Bursar for additional information on tuition and fees.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.

Please review the Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad page for more information.


Visit the NYU London website for housing options and descriptions.