Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

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.


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