UARTS 250 - Creative Process
Section: 100
Term: WN 2018
Subject: University Arts (UARTS)
Department: CoE Undergraduate Education
Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Creative Process (UARTS250) is a four-credit course that immerses students — first- year through fourth-year, from all units — in the creative process. Team-taught by faculty from each of the North Campus units, CP provides students the opportunity to pursue intensive, hands-on creative work in four modalities — sound, motion, visual images and objects, and language — any or all of which come into play in their final course project.

The objective of Creative Process is to de-mystify creativity for students in all U-M units and years: to teach students that creativity is not a character trait or an event, but a process — one that will challenge their sense of competence and mastery, but that they can understand and eventually master, transforming both themselves and their work.

The course design uses several strategies to achieve this objective.

  • Intensive studio time gives students direct experience in creative work.
  • An environment that recognizes “failure” as part of the creative process provides enlightenment and support for risk-taking.
  • Highly skilled, accomplished, creative faculty from the four different North Campus units provide models of creative process, and expertise in different modalities for the students to try.
  • Instruction in theories and research about creativity give students a conceptual framework for contextualizing their experience.
  • Journals and a series of creative projects give students direct experience and the opportunity to consolidate their learning through reflection.

U-M’s student paper, The Michigan Daily, called Creative Process “one of the University’s most intriguing courses.” Learn more through the links in the drop-down menu in the left margin, and in the video above.

UARTS 250 - Creative Process
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100 (LEC)
 
26396
Open
20
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: In this course sponsored by ArtsEngine, students explore the creative process through a structured sequence of exercises in four studio modules: sound, motion, visual images/objects, and verbal/symbolic language. Faculty from Art & Design (Andrew Thompson); Music, Theatre & Dance (Amy Chavasse); Architecture (Gregory Saldana); and Engineering (Jeremy Bond) introduce a variety of creative strategies for generating problem solving ideas through hands-on projects. Weekly colloquia (Stephen Rush), discussions, and readings supplement projects. Grading is based upon attendance, class participation, a journal, four mini-projects, evidence of intellectual and creative process development, and a final culminating project. This course is appropriate for UM undergraduate students at all levels and in all disciplines. It is a fast paced, information-rich educational experience, offering insights that will make creativity and innovation an integral part of life and work. STUDENTS ELECTING LAB (102-105) WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 100 & DIS 101 (meditation session, which is optional).
102 (LAB)
P
19982
Open
5
 
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MW 3:00PM - 5:00PM
103 (LAB)
P
26393
Open
5
 
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MW 3:00PM - 5:00PM
104 (LAB)
P
26394
Open
5
 
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MW 3:00PM - 5:00PM
105 (LAB)
P
26395
Open
5
 
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MW 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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