Max/MSP/Jitter Certificate and Independent Study Program

Harvestworks offers year-round individualized, in-depth teaching and programming services as part of our Certificate and Independent Study Program for artists. Participants receive one-on-one sessions tailored specifically to their needs and artistic goals, create a project that fits their individual curriculum and presents the project in our TEAM lab.

Harvestworks offers a Max/MSP/Jitter Certificate and Independent Study Program for artists interested in the graphical programming environment — individuals of all skills levels and programming experience are welcomed. The Max/MSP/Jitter Certificate provides participants with all the tools needed to build custom software capable of creating multiple channel video pieces, surround sound and immersive environments, interactive installations, sound art, as well as the opportunity to pushing the boundaries of new media art into unexplored territory.

With over 100 participants since its inception, the Certificate Program has included musicians, video artists, filmmakers, DJs and VJs, artists working with physical computing and analog electronics, sculptors, dancers, students and interested individuals of all backgrounds.

The Max/MSP/Jitter Certificate and Independent Study Program includes 20 hours of one-on-one training with our team of Max experts, programmer-artists, and project advisors, many of whom have worked with Max for 20 years. Max experts who teach or have taught in our program include Dafna Naphtali, Matthew Ostrowski, Adam Rokhsar, Zachary Seldess, R. Luke DuBois, Konrad Kaczmarek, and Peter McCulloch, and including hardware expert and advisor Eric Singer. Participating artists receive project support in one-on-one training sessions, unlimited time in our computer labs, and access to our assistant teachers for additional programming and technical support. At the end of the program, artists may chose to present their work in final showing hosted by Harvestworks.

Training costs $1900. Advanced training program costs $2200.  Participants need to be a member of Harvestworks to enroll in the program. Membership costs $75/year.

“I’m having a great time with Tommy, and learning tons. I also have a nice studio set up in my apartment and I am getting lots done, so all to say this is exactly what I was hoping for.” – Composer Scott Deal 2016 – Independent Study Resident

The training can begin anytime and the 20 hours can be completed in time frame that best suits the the participant’s schedule and the demands of the project. There is no limit to the number of certificates an individual can enroll in, and people interested in completing multiple certificates can develop each according to their own interests and goals. Students at academic institutions interested in linking the Certificate Program with their curriculum should contact Director Carol Parkinson for more information.


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