Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
First-Year Seminar


FYS Section A03. Creativity in the Digital Age

With the proliferation of digital technologies, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of ways individuals can tell their stories and express their creativity. Virtual reality, instagram, 3D modeling and printing, digital comics, blogs, Twitter feeds, online videos, and audio podcasts have become the new norm for storytelling and personal expression. How do these digital tools foster or inhibit our creative process? What is lost or gained in respect to digital media’s analog or physical counterparts? What is the cultural impact of the work created with these tools? Creativity in the Digital Age will confront these questions through intensive project-based experiences. Students will utilize writing, photography, 3D Modeling, audio recording, and a variety of other digital tools to explore the creative process in the digital age.

Patrick JohnsonPatrick Johnson
Assistant Professor of Filmmaking