Practicum in Digital Cultures and Creativity

Professor: Krista Caballero (

Office Hours: By appointment

Class Times: Wednesday, 3:30-5:15pm

Location: QAN 1132 & QAMPR

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Course Description

This two-credit research practicum serves as the culmination of your coursework in the Digital Cultures and Creativity Program in the Honors College. It is designed to support your individual (or collaborative) capstone project by exploring the major issues and questions associated with conducting research in creative digital communities. Given the interdisciplinary nature of DCC, each project will be highly individualized thereby providing the opportunity for co-learning structured around discussion, experimentation and group feedback. Through this course you will be asked to synthesize information, demonstrate intellectual curiosity and resourcefulness, as well as develop critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.  Particular emphasis will be placed on professional development and situating your research in the context of a larger community of creative thinkers, artists and designers. Arts-based research methodologies such as photography will also be looked at in tandem with more traditional forms of scholarship.

Learning Outcomes

  • You will gain practical experience from inception to implementation on the methods, skills, tools and systems that can be used for completing a creative digital project.
  • You will be able to discuss major issues and debates in the areas of citation/attribution, copyright and project development.
  • You will gain a better knowledge of how to effectively and efficiently utilize online library databases including archives that include sound, photo and film.
  • You will gain an understanding of different research methodologies including creative arts-based research (ABR)
  • You will demonstrate the ability to choose and use appropriate technologies to communicate a final project.
  • Through research, writing, and an oral presentation, you will develop critical thinking skills and gain experience speaking publicly.
  • Your final capstone will effectively synthesize the theoretical with the process of creation.

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