Year in Review: Kadenze’s Artist Picks of 2018

The last year was a pivotal year for art, spawning everything from avante-garde exhibitions to politically-charged creations. Some of the most popular trending topics reinforced the progression of technology: AI dominated the scene, virtual and augmented reality was a recurring presence, while colorful Instagram-friendly pop-up museums drew crowds everywhere. Art is evolving at a rapid pace, and…

Year in Review: Our Top 5 Courses of 2018

Kadenze.com has come a long way this year, with the launch of exciting new features such as our User Home and the Kadenze.com mobile app. Our course catalog has expanded to 81 active courses produced and offered in partnership with more than 35 schools and institutions. As 2018 is coming to a close, we’re taking a look back at the courses most popular with our students based on reviews.…

Year in Review: Student Work of 2016

It's hugely important to us that students not only learn creative skills, but also walk out of our courses with an excellent portfolio. That's part of why much of our coursework is project-based. By the time you're done with a course, you've already got a headstart on your own creative projects, or even some complete ones. It also means there's a ton of great art to check out on the site. Because…

Year in Review: Art Comes from the Future

“Art comes from the future. And I can prove it!?” - Timothy Morton2016 was a year of conversations with major art crushes. As we reflect back, we’re thankful for the ways our thinking has been propelled in new and beautiful ways by so many artists, and nine in particular. Here are some highlights of what we learned from conversations with our featured artists this year: on collaboration,…

Year in Review: Kadenze’s Favorite Albums from 2016

This was a long year, but we have a lot to be thankful for. Especially these albums that carried us the whole way through. Below, in no particular order, are the Kadenze team's favorite albums of 2016.Frank Ocean — BlondeBlonde is almost too obvious, especially after the wait from Channel Orange. Its production quality, Ocean's powerful lyrics, and how smoothly he travels between genres make…

Year in Review: Seven Top Courses in 2016

As we begin to wrap up our first full year offering online courses, we wanted to look back at some of our biggest. We took to Class Central, which is where we ask all our students to review their courses, to see which ones made a splash. Here are seven of our top-rated courses that launched this year, each with a review straight from our students. If you're interested in any, just click…

Kannu Receives New Awards Based on User Reviews

2017 was a big year for Kadenze, but it was also a big one for our sister project, Kannu: the Kannu Team works year-round to help schools teach their own online courses on their own platforms. We take that experience back to Kadenze—the Kannu Team was critical in developing new features like the messenger and the site-wide gallery.That’s why we want to take a moment to congratulate the team,…

Kannu Partner Profile: Ali Akbar College of Music

This post originally appeared on the Kannu blog, but we decided to share it here in support of Ali Akbar's mission to bring Indian classical music to the world.Music is one of the best ways for channeling individual creative energy, but as a vehicle for shared cultural history, there is another layer of significance. The historical art form of classical music in particular depends on a…

8 Things to Keep in Mind When Pursuing a Creative Career

Having a successful career is a goal everyone strives for, but not all of us are excited at the thought of working five days a week at a cold, gloomy corporate office. For each person who pines for dedicating their time creating music, art, and stories, there’s sure to be a skeptic around who won’t hesitate to tell you how it’s a less-than-ideal career choice.Fortunately, a creative career is…

p5.js Crash Course: Recreate Art You Love

One of the best ways to start learning to code is by finding something you like, and recreating it. It's not about making a perfect match, but learning how to take a complex system, break it down into parts you can handle, and then rebuild it. In this article we'll be recreating this piece by Saskia Freeke, a creative coder and lecturer at Goldsmiths:Saskia has been posting awesome daily work on…