Studio Createc is focused on exploring and applying the intersection of the creative arts, technology, entrepreneurship, and learning to client projects and individual research. We conduct and apply trans-disciplinary, collaborative research and creative activity to develop enhanced solutions for real-world problems.
Studio Createc will prepare the next generation of artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and technology practitioners for the future. The outcomes promote students’ critical and creative thinking skills to improve learning, performance and developing traits of entrepreneurship. This program focuses on students studying art certification, gaming for education and entertainment, design communication, animation and emerging media.
Studio Createc will provide a level of collaboration that allows students to successfully research new forms of technology in a studio-based learning environment. This studio and collaborative system is an important structure that will help students discover how to use technology to make a viable impact on the creative arena they choose. The creative arts, technology, and entrepreneurship studies will provide statewide and national leadership in research by blending arts and technology, building collaborations with educators, business, non profit organizations, and interested experts.
The idea is to take learning beyond the classroom to prepare students for the 21st century workplace. The studio will contribute significantly to new knowledge, the participant’s intellectual development and will enhance creative and critical thinking that will have an economic and cultural impact on north Texas and its communities. This new curriculum and studio has been designed for the creative and inquisitive mind.
- Positively impact student retention (at all levels PK-16), enhance creativity, sharpen critical thinking skills, and improve academic performance through the creation and dissemination of cutting edge materials and tools.
- Fostering critical thinking and problem solving among future teachers to increase their engagement in the education system development process.
- Spark collaboration among faculty, artist, educators, business leaders, community, and students in a creative studio/laboratory environment that inspires discovery/acquisition of new knowledge concerning art, technology, and learning.
- Nurture interdisciplinary collaboration and research, serve as an accelerator for exploration of new knowledge using art and technology, and enable the creation of both virtual, interactive, and material based artistic practice to be shared within museums, schools, businesses, and the general public.
Studio CreaTec Challenge
The Studio Createc Challenge, initiated by The Art and Art History Department, is a idea competition established in order to encourage and develop creativity, ideation, and collaboration among the various departments and colleges at UTA. As our cultural, technological and business environments are more interconnected than ever, The Studio Createc Challenge calls for innovative, interdisciplinary student teams to create and develop ventures responding to this new landscape. Over $10,000 in cash prizes and start-up resources will be provided to teams with viable solutions and sustainable ideas that successfully address the intersection of culture, business, and technology today.
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