My question is for teachers who teach coding to artists / non-coders at a university level.
I am very curious about what arguments you make to encourage students who are new to coding, to choose to code over other options with lesser learning curves, that produce faster and more immediate results for them.
How do you convince a student to choose make images, animations etc with code over say, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, etc.
The argument that coding will maybe make you more employable is not the argument I want to fall back on.
My own personal reasons will be less accessible and may have limited relevance to first year students, since they are mostly based on personal / political positions.
This will will be my class teaching coding (p5). I’m teaching at a school that has not yet adopted much in the way of digital methods, let alone algorithmic/computational media art, so students with limited exposure.
Look forward to your thoughts.