Max/MSP Beginner Intensive



Max/MSP Beginner Intensive is an ONLINE course that will be offered starting May 26, 2020 at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt).  Enrollment is open to the general public -- you do not need to be a student at MassArt in order to enroll.   This is a 1.5 college credit module offered through the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM).  The price is $745 (pending any price revisions) for over six weeks of intensive instruction.  You may register by phone by calling the MassArt Continuing Education office at 617-879-7200 or you may register online by clicking HERE.

Course Description

Design your own customized portfolio of sound controllers, sequencers, synthesizers, samplers and an array of sound processors, all which can be used for live performance!  Build patches [self-contained programs] from the ground up!  Patches will reflect your own interests, tastes and background.  You will gain fluency in Max coding language. Sound concepts will be made understandable. Lessons are streamlined and efficient.  One-on-one support is available 24/7.  Classes are posted once weekly for this online course, but do not meet in real-time, allowing some flexibility for individual schedules. Academic discounts on Max are available for students enrolled in the course for credit. No previous experience with audio, music or Max is required. 

If you have had difficulty learning to use Max on your own, this course is for YOU!  One-on-one support is provided throughout the course  and tutorials use a step-by-step approach.

Materials: Max 8 must be installed on your computer. (You may NOT use “Max for Live” for taking this course.  See FAQ page for more information.)


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Teacher Bio

Judy Dunaway has presented her works created with MaxMSPJitter in numerous performances and exhibits throughout the U.S. and Europe.  CLICK HERE TO SEE EXAMPLES.  She presented her work with Max at Cycling‘74‘s Expo’74 conference in April 2019.  She has a Ph.D. in music composition from Stony Brook University, where her focus was intermedia and electronic works.  She has an M.A. in with emphasis in experimental music composition from Wesleyan University where her primary mentor was Alvin Lucier.  She also has a MaxMSPJitter certificate from Harvestworks in New York City.  She is an advocate for women in technology and a co-founder of MaxMSPJitter Women Boston meet-up. She has been a composer and multimedia artist for over 30 years.  For more information go to her website: 

About MassArt

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (also known as MassArt) is a publicly-funded college of visual art, founded in 1873.  The college boasts numerous notable alumni including William Wegman and Christian Marclay. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. MassArt is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and the Colleges of the Fenway.