Reflecting on the Creative Process
Creativity Forum is a unique course that provides the opportunity to reflect upon the creative process in the abstract, to develop an appreciation for fostering creativity in yourself and others, and to discover the ways in which individuals and groups in any field can bring entirely new ideas and perspectives to life.
By encouraging you to move away from argument and analysis as a primary mode of intellect, this required course allows you to open your mind to new possibilities and to create entirely new concepts. The different approaches taken by faculty embody the diversity of ideas that arise when individuals are able to unleash their creativity. This is a required course that uses varied readings to enable a consideration of the broad outlines and instances of creativity. Students may collaborate to create and present new ideas and concepts. Each instructor approaches the course differently, using their own perspectives from diverse fields to provide a base for exploring the general properties of creativity.
Building upon the learning outcomes of the Creative Arts program, you will learn to demonstrate development and improvement of attitudes and abilities that support creative endeavor in general, such as openness to exploring new possibilities, lateral thinking/ brainstorming and, in specific situations, the ability to work in teams across artistic disciplines (General Creative Processes).