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Foundations of Creative Process

Two Sections Available to Choose From:

Course DatesWeeksMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRN
June 16, 2014 - June 20, 20141M-F 9A-11:50AOpenIan (Charles) Gonsher10620
July 14, 2014 - July 18, 20141M-F 9A-11:50AOpenIan (Charles) Gonsher10418

Course Description

Creativity is typically characterized as the ability to produce work that is both novel and appropriate to a given context, which is to say, useful and meaningful. Through interdisciplinary studio practice, this course will challenge students to develop and refine their own personal approach to the creative process.

In this course, we will explore divergent thinking (the exploration of diverse possibilities) and convergent thinking (bringing it all together as a cohesive whole) by translating abstract concepts into concrete, practical outcomes. We will investigate exploratory play, creative collaboration.

This course will investigate design thinking, in addition to other creative strategies, as tools for problem solving. The broader goal of this course is to empower students by giving them the necessary skills to approach any situation as an opportunity for innovation. Students will be encouraged to apply these insights, not only to their own creative development within the context of a liberal arts education, but to their vision for an improved world. It will also build upon many of the initiatives and projects we have developed for the new Granoff Center.

No previous artistic experience is required.

*Please note: This course has a Material Fee of $100.00.