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Digital creativity and transdisciplinarity at postgraduate level: the design and implementation of a transdisciplinary masters programme and its implications for creative practice.

Hugill, A and Smith, S (2013) 'Digital creativity and transdisciplinarity at postgraduate level: the design and implementation of a transdisciplinary masters programme and its implications for creative practice.' Digital Creativity, 24 (3). pp. 191-207. ISSN 1462-6268

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This article investigates how transdisciplinary approaches to curriculum design on a taught masters programme in creative technologies enhance digital creativity in students. Drawing on the experience of developing and running the Masters in Creative Technologies (MA/MSc) at the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University, Leicester, we explore a number of areas relating to transdisciplinary teaching and learning in higher education, including: how digital technologies enable students to work in a transdisciplinary manner; how working creatively with technology enables transdisciplinary modes of working; and the ways in which transdisciplinarity, enabled by digital technologies, has affected the creative practice of learners. The article discusses how the programme has developed a climate for creativity, and outlines how the knowledge and skills gained during a creative technologies-related transdisciplinary programme meet the needs of a changing workplace.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: transdisciplinary, digital, creativity, Institute of Creative Technologies, masters
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 16:38
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:28
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