Lynette Bosch, Coordinator
This minor is primarily intended for students whose course of study is not within Fine Arts but who are interested in engaging with their personal creativity. The Minor is intended to foster creative thinking and practice, critical thinking, problem-solving and the integration of theory and practice in a transformational manner by bringing together research, intellectual development and practical application in different disciplines and areas of creative expression, which are inherently self-reflective. The goal of the Minor is to have students explore their expressive potential in the generation of original projects, works of art, scientific experiments and created texts. As creative expression is performative and intellectual, combining theory and practice, the courses in this Minor enable students to explore a variety of aspects of creative engagement. The Minor is multidisciplinary and it includes courses in which cultural diversity and aesthetic diversity are a central part. As designed, the Minor includes all of the categories found in Geneseo’s GLOBE framework. Included courses have content that is either directly creative or which have significant content specifically designed to focus on the process of creativity, the outcome of creativity or the generation of situations that foster creativity.
Students can choose to emphasize one area of creative practice or they can sample from across the curriculum. 9 credits of MCP minor coursework must be separate and distinct from courses being used to satisfy General Education, a Major Program, or another Minor. One course in the Minor must be selected from the Practica courses.