UARTS Courses

*For more information regarding course equivalencies please refer to the Course Equivalency section, under “How to Read a Course Description“, in the CoE Bulletin Website: https://bulletin.engin.umich.edu/courses/course-info/

100 Level Courses

UARTS 101. Creativity and Collaborations I
Prerequisite: None. (1 credit)
This is a required class for members of Living Arts. This hands-on, year-long workshop will provide students with an opportunity to explore their own creative processes and collaborative styles as they work on projects sand performances that engage North Campus, the University of Michigan, and the surrounding community.  Creativity and Collaboration will feature workshops led by faculty and visiting artists and entrepreneurs, and interdisciplinary student teams will be given the opportunity to brainstorm, draft, edit, revise, present (or perform), and critique original projects.

UARTS 102. Creativity and Collaborations II
Prerequisite: None. (1 credit)
This is a required class for members of Living Arts. This hands-on, year-long workshop will provide students with an opportunity to explore their own creative processes and collaborative styles as they work on projects and performances that engage North Campus, the University of Michigan, and the surrounding community.  Creativity and Collaboration will feature workshops led by faculty and visiting artists and entrepreneurs, and interdisciplinary student teams will be given the opportunity to brainstorm, draft, edit, revise, present (or perform), and critique original projects.

UARTS 150. Introduction to the Creative Process
Prerequisite: None. (4 credits)
Introduction to Creative Process is a 4 credit hour 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 will 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.

This course also fulfills the First Year Writing requirement with an emphasis on argumentative based writing in a number of modalities. The writing assignments offer students the opportunity to deepen their creative practice by exploring ideas related to creativity through research and reflection.

200 Level Courses

UARTS 200. Living Arts Peer Mentorship
Prerequisite: None. (1 credit)
Students in this experiential class learn strategies for effective peer mentoring and engage their mentees in discussions regarding transition issues commonly experienced by the first-year students.  Class time is dedicated to learning campus resources and discussing case studies.  Peer mentors development in electronic portfolio that requires reflection on their identities as students, leaders, and creators.

UARTS 250. Creative Process
Prerequisite: None. (4 credits)
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.

UARTS 290. Special Topics in University Arts
Prerequisite: None. (1-4 credits)
Special topics of current interest selected by faculty.

300 Level Courses

UARTS 390. Special Topics in University Arts
Prerequisite: None. (1-4 credits)
Special topics of current interest selected by faculty.

400 Level Courses

UARTS 490. Special Topics in University Arts
Prerequisite: None. (1-4 credits)
Special topics of current interest selected by faculty.

500 Level Courses

UARTS 550. Creative Process
Prerequisite: None. (4 credits)
This course provides a conceptual and experiential foundation for the cultivation of creativity within and across academic disciplines.  It is designed to prepare UM students to recognize, understand, articulate, and utilize their creative abilities in their chosen field.

UARTS 590. Creative Process
Prerequisite: None. (4 credits)
Special topics of current interest selected by faculty.