UARTS Course Offerings

The UARTS suite of courses was created to expand student’s access to courses centered on the arts, creative process, interdisciplinary instruction and problem or project based learning.

Fall 2018
UARTS 150: Introduction to Creative Process
4 credits: Undergraduate
Open only to residents of Living Arts

Introduction to Creative Process is a project-based and writing course for first-year students who are residents of Living Arts. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to creative process across disciplines, preparing them to master their own creative process for use not just in other courses and academic projects, but throughout their lives. Students gain historical, biographical, and theoretical understanding of creative process through readings; reflect on those readings in writing; and experiment with creative processes first-hand under the tutelage of experts. Incorporated, when appropriate, is other media (music, film, photography, television, etc.) to further enrich our discussions and inspire our own efforts. Students also spend a bit of time in the freshman English trenches, reviewing grammatical fundamentals and rules for research and citation. One class session is also spent thinking about strategies for preparing, organizing, and composing coherent, effective in-class essays. Class time is regularly spent “workshopping” each other’s work — providing sensitive constructive criticism toward thoughtful revision and improvements.

Jeremy Edwards, School of Music, Theatre & Dance 
Jono Sturt, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
Katie Rubin, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
Laura Hirshfield, College of Engineering
Allie Tova-Hirsch, College of Literature Science and Arts

Winter 2019
UARTS 250/550: Creative Process

4 credits: Undergraduate/Graduate

Taught in the Winter semester, Creative Process (UARTS 250/550) immerses students in the creative process. Team-taught by faculty from each of the North Campus units, Creative Process provides students the opportunity to pursue intensive, hands-on, creative work in four modalities — sound, motion, visual images and objects, and language — any or all of which come into play in final course projects. The objective of Creative Process is to de-mystify creativity for students in all U-M units and years: to teach students that creativity is not a character trait or an event, but a process — one that will challenge their sense of competence and mastery, but that they can understand and eventually master, transforming both themselves and their work.

For a full UARTS 250/550 description, click HERE.

Stephen Rush, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Nick Tobier, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
Yojairo Lomeli, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
Amy Chavasse, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Mark Moldwin, College of Engineering