There are new lesson instalments on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.
Session 1: Start Your Journey to Creativity – Tap into the innate creativity inside your head and learn how to draw inspiration from the world of ideas that surrounds all of us all the time. Choose an idea to work on over the next month, and share for discussion.
Find the Creativity Inside – Understand your psychological make-up – and how it can both stimulate and stop your creativity. Practical ways to tap into universal needs and fears to source new ideas.
Look for Creativity Outside – How to spot good ideas disguised as problems, solutions, procedures and skills. Live hour-long group Zoom with your tutor to discuss your creative stimuli and obstacles. Take the first steps in developing your chosen idea, and share with your peers and tutor for feedback.
Session 2: Take a Leap – Learn how to cultivate the power of imagination more effectively, sift ideas and commit to taking them further, plus the art of problem-solving.
Harness your Imagination – Think like a scientist and poet, philosopher and artist to release your imagination. Practical ways to use constraints to make you more imaginative and get things done. Set some rules that work for you.
Learn to Commit – Diagnose your fear of committing to ideas. Tips on making choices, knowing they might be wrong. Discuss your approach to commitment and choose one or two ideas to explore in more depth.
Problem-solving and Creativity – Be like a scientist finding new problems to solve, an artist making up problems, and a business leader doing both. Select a problem with your chosen idea to approach with new eyes, and share with your peers and tutor for feedback.
Session 3: Overcome Your Struggles – You now know how to be creative! So let’s find ways to weave creativity into your daily routine.
Establish Creative Rituals – Take control over your muse. Learn how rituals work plus practical ways to establish some that work for you.
Get Playful – Develop a mindset of fun and curiosity to keep new ideas flowing. Practical ways to keep creative through trickier moments and jumpstart a virtuous circle.
Embrace Failure – Take lessons from failure – why it’s not a sign of moving in the wrong direction nor success in disguise. Live hour-long group Zoom session with your tutor to discuss your creative rituals and mindset. Progress your chosen idea further using this week’s learning, and share with your peers and tutor for feedback.
Session 4: Make Creativity Happen
Finally, using everything you’ve learned over the past three weeks, you’ll draw the threads together to work on the creative task you identified in week 1 and produce a final submission (max 2,000 words), a reflection on your creative process (up to 200 words) and a list of the habits you will take away from the course.
There are tutor tips on:
- Maintaining a network to bounce ideas off, be inspired by and inspire in turn
- Getting over common blocks and barriers.
Plus a final opportunity to ask tutor questions and share work with your peers and tutor for feedback.
Your tutor will offer brief feedback notes on your final assignment at the end of the course.