Creativity empowers you to view the world with your imagination. By exploring current or historical thoughts or methods, you can develop tools or perspectives to see opportunities to apply new thoughts. You may also embark upon something truly innovative in concept or production. The value of your creative work also depends upon your articulation of its effectiveness and impact in observing the world, identifying problems, or developing solutions.
By engaging in this thematic area, you will make progress towards learning how to…
- Discover new techniques to gain knowledge, consider options, make new connections, and ask questions.
- Explore a new creative competency/medium or seek new ways to engage an existing competency/medium.
- Understand and optimize the use of people, technology, physical resources or community in a creative process.
- Articulate the broader significance of a creative project and the value of its contributions.
Proposal Considerations Expand
- Connection to Academic Theories - What classes have you taken and what articles and books have you read to prepare yourself? Is there anyone who is considered a trendsetter in your chosen medium who’s methods you will research? In what other ways are you preparing for this experience?
- Reflection - How will you be reflecting on your growth throughout the project? Is a written essay the most appropriate final reflection exercise or would an alternate method of reflection better fit the project?
- Budget - Your budget needs to reflect that you have a grasp on the expenses you will occur. If you do not have the final numbers, then you need to at least have strong estimates. Please note, UHP cannot pay for equipment that you plan on keeping (e.g. cameras, easels, software, etc.)
- If you are considering doing a creative arts experience in another country, you need to review our International Travel web page.
Some Related Books, Resources and Theories Expand
- Sustainable Architecture, Planning and Culture - Beyond the mechanical and unambiguous by Tania Katzschner
- On the Technique of Acting by Michael Chekhov
- Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation by Thomas Turino
- Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, Simone Beck, & Louisette Bertholle
- Photography & Digital Imaging by Marvin Rosen & David Devries
- Photography (11th Edition) by Barbara London, John Upton & Jim Stone
- A Short Course in Photography (8th Edition) by Barbara London & Jim Stone
- A Short Course in Digital Photography (2nd Edition) by Barbara London & Jim Stone