The art department at one university in Illinois is trying something new.
In a video published this week, the school is showing off its new school of creative writing, using a “a” as a label and using a digital projector to let the students see the results of their work.
The goal of the program, which runs from mid-May to mid-June, is to help students better visualize their work and get feedback from the faculty and students, according to the school.
“Our students and faculty will be able to see the impact of their writing in action and will be inspired to take the next step in their education and career,” the school said in a statement.
The project is part of a push by universities across the country to make creative writing more accessible to students, who are struggling with limited access to art.
In many ways, art classes are a good fit for students, said Jessica McNeil, the vice president of the Center for Creative Writing and the creator of the “A” branding program.
The idea is that if you have the ability to communicate clearly, and that you can understand what you’re doing, then your students will have more confidence in their own work.
“If they can understand the value of their craft, they’re more likely to commit to their work, and then they can go out and find a job and make a living,” McNeil said.
The school is also looking at new branding opportunities for the creative arts in its own schools of creative arts.
In its first year, the program at Wesleyan University in Connecticut launched a digital classroom called Creative Writing Lab, which uses a projector to show the students how they can create and share their own creative works.
The program is meant to help educators see the potential of students’ work, according a statement from the university.
Other colleges are experimenting with digital platforms for arts classes, such as the art department’s “A-Brand” brand.
A spokeswoman for the University of Pennsylvania said the school launched a “digital-first” program in September, but did not elaborate on the type of projects or format of the projects.
A digital format has been used by some art schools to train students in painting and drawing.
In some cases, the format has helped students understand the process of creating an abstract piece, according the University at Albany’s online coursework guide.
One other area of research the school plans to explore is whether or not students can learn how to be creative online and how to find creative content online.
A survey that the school conducted with a student group in May showed that the vast majority of students said they could find content online that they could use in their classes, according an online post from the school that included a video of the survey.
For students at the school of design, the digital content is another way to engage in the creative process, said Jennifer Hynes, the dean of the school’s creative writing program.
Students can take classes on the computer, which can allow them to explore creative materials, such the work of other students.