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Creativity and Artistic Experience

FA2004 - Creativity and the Artistic Experience will exemplify how the arts intersect with our daily lives. Students will compose and create examples of abstraction and 20th century modernism, trace the global influences and roots of our current culture, describe the science of acoustics and its effect on performing spaces and examine the process of an arts performance. They will apply themes of improvisation, creativity and how we process beauty while exploring emerging brain science as it relates to art.

In class and workshops settings, students will hand drum, draw art that will be musically improvised, and learn theater improv techniques. Discussions will include the unique ways of knowing that is embodied in the arts distinct from scientific measurements. This course is open to all students; no prior knowledge of visual, theatrical or musical arts needed.

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"The new Creativity and Artistic Experiences course will provide students the extraordinary opportunity to go beyond the role of each individual department and experience events and activities that connect artistry to every discipline across the Virginia Tech campus. By making art, students will connect deeply to all aspects of creativity."

-Olivia Jones, MFA student in Artistic Leadership

This course fulfills requirements in Critique and Practice in Design and the ArtsĀ and Intercultural and Global Awareness.

For more information, contact Alan Weinstein at