FPA 301 Creative Thinking in the Arts

Designed to introduce students to the theoretical context and practice of creative thinking. While affording freedom for discovery, this course will also offer a focused perspective to strengthen creative thinking, define personal process, construct effective strategies for collaboration, and develop a creative project. Each student works to identify, access and broaden individual creative abilities. Each session includes practical application of a variety of creative techniques, including artistic, expressive and interdisciplinary strategies; explorations in mind/body connection; sensory and visualization exercises; and activities which utilize multiple intelligences. Intellectual understanding emerges from both theory and historical context, but will be developed primarily through a regime of selfunderstanding and activity.