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Introduction to Creative AI

UAL Creative Computing Institute and Institute of Coding via FutureLearn


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Understand AI and its use in the creative industries

Machine learning has led to new ways of creating and consuming work, and is set to transform the creative industries.

On this two week-course from the Creative Computing Institute at UAL, you’ll explore the evolving field of creative AI. From AI generated imagery to data-driven artwork, you’ll learn how new technologies have inspired makers across the creative sector.

Prepare for careers in creative AI

As you discuss the possibilities of creative AI, you’ll build skills for your own career in the area. You’ll be equipped with in-demand expertise in data, deep learning, and generative AI, before having a go at building your own AI system.

You’ll finish the course with a plan for your future in creative AI, and the credentials you need to make that plan a reality.

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about current and future developments in generative AI and creative technologies. It will be particularly useful for early- and mid-career creative technologists who are looking to expand their skills in AI and machine learning.

Learners may also be interested in other courses from the Creative Computing Institute at UAL, Lancaster University and the Institute of Coding in the Essential Creative Technologies collection.


  • Understanding AI
    • Introduction
    • What is AI?
    • What impact is creative AI having?
    • How can you make new media with AI systems?
  • Applying AI
    • Welcome back
    • How do artists use deep learning systems?
    • How are AI systems developed?
    • Facing the future: careers in this area

Taught by

Mick Grierson


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