This course takes advantage of the current moment of research and practice in the interdisciplinary field of creativity studies. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
identify and apply major theories of creativity from a variety of domains and disciplines,
describe examples of these concepts in action in the working lives of artists, designers, entrepreneurs, writers, and other creative achievers,
- analyze the influences of environment, role models or mentors, and peer groups on the processes and products of creative achievers and themselves,
- recognize the effects that elements of a creative person’s identity might have on their process and work,
- apply their understanding of the creative theories and processes covered to their own experiences of creative work,
- demonstrate a repertoire of practical techniques and approaches from which they can draw in their own creative work; and
- identify and articulate the stages of their creative process.