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FDT3300 Artificial Intelligence and Creativity 7.5 credits

The course surveys the development and application of artificial intelligence to creative practices, such as music, writing, and illustration. Specific attention is paid to evaluation, ethics, and sustainability.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FDT3300 (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Sessions 1-3: Overview of the domain of computational creativity

Sessions 4-6: Creative practices with artificial intelligence

Sessions 7-9: Principals of ethics and sustainability

Sessions 10-12: Advanced topics

Intended learning outcomes

Be able to

  • give an overview of the domain of computiational creativity 
  • describe objective and subjective approaches to evaluating creative machines
  • use an existing AI system in a creative practice and reflect on the experience
  • discuss ethical issues around creative machines and their application
  • audit the sustainablity of a creative machine 

Course disposition

Attendance and active participation in monthly seminars for one year

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites


Recommended prerequisites





Selected readings from the literature

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • EXA1 - Examination, 7.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Active participation in all seminars, preferably on location, remote participation will be possible. Completion of reading assignments. Final creative project.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Bobby Lee Townsend Sturm JR (, André Holzapfel (

Supplementary information

Readings and discussion of relevant seminal research articles in connection with each session.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Speech, Music and Hearing