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Students will be introduced to critical ways of thinking about creativity and creative practice across a range of disciplines in the arts, music, and media. Topics covered may include: what creativity looks like; where creativity comes from; who can be creative; and why creativity matters.
This course uses case studies to explore creativity within a contemporary context. How have creativity and creative practices responded to and been shaped by the social, technological, political, and environmental challenges we face in the first decades of the twenty-first century? Topics may include labour, affect, entrepreneurialism, the gig economy.
This course introduces students to key critical concepts related to creative practices. It explores these concepts through the practical integration students’ existing skills and creative practices, allowing them to explore collaborative creative practice in the context of classroom exercises and projects. This is a critically informed, practice-based course.
This course introduces students to the principles and techniques of developing, delivering and archiving creative production within an integrated media environment. Students will learn the basics of digital design and apply these to establishing a digital presence for their creative activities. Students will complete the course with an e-portfolio.
This course builds on and extends the concepts, approaches, and practices developed in CA 2200A/B within a context that foregrounds equity, social justice, inclusion, and decolonization. Students will hone their self-reflexive creative practice by proposing, developing, and participating in a collaborative small group creative enterprise.
This course explores the reciprocal relationship between creativity and research, including research creation (the integration of artistic expression, scholarly investigation, and experimentation) and creative practice research (how we study the creative industries), as well as how disparate research-based skills inform creative activities, and garners support for creative enterprises.
This course covers legal issues of relevance to different forms of creative activity and enterprises, including intellectual property, copyright, and contracts. It will include an exploration of the ways in which intellectual property is regulated, both nationally and internationally, through institutions, laws, and practices.
This course uses a case-based approach to identify key practical issues facing creative producers or those who are interested in creative or media industries. A focus on financial management and business and organizational principles helps students to develop a business plan, understand contracts, and protect their labour and intellectual property.
This project-based capstone course takes place across two terms and involves all students proposing, developing, and participating in a cohort wide initiative (performance, installation, film, exhibition etc.
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Must be taken in year 4 of the Creative Arts and Production program.