After taking this course, students will have recognized creativity as a distinct domain that merits their attention, and they will be facilitated to consciously develop their creative potential as part of their studies.
This first-year MA course provides students with insight into the nature of creativity. It challenges students to identify their creative potential and to design strategies to develop their creative potential more consciously and fully.
After thematizing creativity as a distinct concern for contemporary makers, the course unfolds as a practical guide to creative development that includes aspects of finding, documenting, training and strategizing creativity. Also, it looks into the particular challenges of being creative under performance (time) pressure, as well as into ways to amplify one's creative work in the world at large.
* Freedom and Improvisation
* Patterns of Performance: The Neuroscience of Developing Experts
* The Musical Mind: Issues in Music Psychology
* Musical Texture
* Technological Strategies in Composing and Performing
|teachers||Sander van Maas|
|participation||Optional for all master students.|
|method of instruction||The course consists of lectures, guest lectures, assignments, field work and student presentations.|
|assessment||The assessment will be based on presentations, short written reflections and a final paper|