Casey REAS

Professor, UCLA Design Media Arts

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Winter: Senior Project, Interactivity & Games (159A)
Winter: Grad Tutorial (404)

Fall: Interactivity (28)
Spring: Interactivity (28)
Winter: Grad Studio (402)

Fall: Interactivity (28)
Fall: Interactive Media 1 (252a)
Spring: Grad Studio (402)
Spring: Interactivity (28)
Winter: Interactive Media 1 (152a)

Spring: Grad Studio (402)
Winter: Interactive Media 1 (152a)
Winter: Interactivity (28)

Fall: Interactive Media 1 (252a)
Fall: Interactivity (28)
Spring: Network Media 1 (161a)
Winter: Programming Media 1 (152a)

Fall: Interactivity (28)
Spring: Programming Media 2 (152b)
Winter: Programming Media 1 (152a)

Fall: Programming Media 1 (252a)
Spring: Interactivity (28)
Winter: Interactive Environments (256)
Winter: Grad Studio (402)

Fall: Interactivity (28) / Gallery
Fall: Programming Media 1 (152a, 252a)
Spring: Programming Media (152a, 252a)
Winter: Interactive Environments (256)
Winter: Introduction to Interactivity (28)

Fall: Grad Studio (402)
Fall: Introduction to Interactivity (28)
Spring: Grad Studio (402)
Spring: Programming Media (152b)
Winter: Interactive Environments (256)

Fall: Introduction to Interactivity (28) / Gallery
Fall: Dynamic Typography (155)
Spring: Programming Media (160)
Spring: Creative Web (161a)
Winter: Interactive Environments (256)
Winter: Dynamic Web (161b)

Fall: Design for Interactive Media (157a)

Graduate Advising

Thesis advisor for Chris Reilly, Gottfried Haider
Thesis committee for HUI Fong Wah (Phoebe), Kian Peng (Bin) Ong
Advisor for Jaehyuck Bae

Thesis advisor for Eric Parren
Thesis committee for Mark Essen, David Leonard, Gabriel Noguez, Rhazes Spell
Advisor for Nicholas Hanna, Richard Wheeler

Thesis advisor for Lauren McCarthy, Kevin Haywood
Thesis committee for David Wicks, Mattia Casalegno, Jonathan Cecil, Diego Gomez, Pete Hawkes
Advisor for Eric Parren, Noa P. Kaplan, Minkyung Choi

Thesis advisor for Yoon Chung Han
Thesis committee for Christo Allegra
Advisor for David Wicks, Lauren McCarthy, Jonathan Cecil

Thesis advisor for Michael Kontopoulos
Thesis committee for David Elliot, Nova Jiang, Andres Colubri
Advisor for Christo Allegra, Gautam Rangan

Thesis advisor for Yunsil Heo
Thesis committee for Aaron Siegel, Jihyun Kim, Pinar Yoldas, Gil Kuno
Advisor for David Elliot

Thesis advisor for John Houck, Tyler Adams, Rajorshi Ghosh
Thesis committee for Sue Huang, Gil Kuno, Pascual Sisto
Advisor for Aaron Siegel, Yunsil Heo

Thesis advisor for Tatsuya Saito, Aaron Koblin, Krister Olsson
Advisor for John Houck, Rajorshi Ghosh

Thesis advisor for Andrew Heironymi, Zai Chang
Advisor for Gil Kuno, Tatsuya Saito, Takashi Kawashima (Spring)

Thesis committee for Lucas Kuzma


UCLA Arts Software Studio
The UCLA Arts Software Studio is a group of individuals who develop software within the context of the arts. The studio, started in 2012, is directed by Casey Reas, a professor in the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts. The Software Studio's goal is to nurture work and discussion around software and the arts at UCLA and beyond.

Processing is a programming language and environment built for the electronic arts and visual design communities. It is created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as an electronic sketchbook. Processing was co-initiated by myself and Ben Fry. Processing is free and available to download.


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Nick Montfort, Patsy Baudoin, John Bell, Ian Bogost, Jeremy Douglass, Mark C. Marino, Michael Mateas, Casey Reas, Mark Sample, and Noah Vawter
November 2012, MIT Press. 328 pages. Hardcover.

Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture
Casey Reas, Chandler McWilliams, and LUST
September 2010, Princeton Architectural Press. 176 pages. Paperback.

Getting Started with Processing
Casey Reas and Ben Fry
June 2010, O'Reilly Media / Make. 208 pages. Paperback.

Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists
Casey Reas and Ben Fry (Foreword by John Maeda)
August 2007, MIT Press. 736 pages. Hardcover.


UCLA Arts Software Studio


UCLA Design Media Arts
Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Dr.
Suite 2275
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1456

Email: reas at ucla dot edu