• Program: Graphic Design
  • Course: Concepts in Creativity
  • Course #: MGDP1220
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

Having employees who can think creatively is one of the major challenges facing business and industry. This course will enable the student to develop their own creative learning skills. They will be faced with a series of problems and through research and creative exercises come up with their own visual solutions. This course will provide students with the opportunity to discover their own creative strengths.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate "left brain /right brain" theories
Incorporate the role of perception in the creative process
Incorporate the role of valuing in the creative process
Incorporate the role of emotion in the creative process
Demonstrate vertical thinking
Demonstrate lateral thinking
Determine the roles of the creative process
Sketch creative ideas visually
Apply learned techniques when experiencing creative blocks
Use idea-starting techniques
Use creative-thinking techniques in group activities
Combine creative-thinking processes in designing a midterm project
Use creative thinking techniques to solve design problems

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901 and Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1200
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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