GEC Options: Be Creative Course List

NOTE: Certain courses have sections designated "Restricted to Engineering Majors". Please register for these sections.

If a Be Creative course has listed prerequisites, students who want to enroll in the course will need to request for the prerequisite to be waived by completing the "Request Prerequisite Special Permission" form.

It is recommended that students complete the "Request Prerequisite Special Permission" form located on MyUI several weeks before their early registration date.
Select “My reason is not listed above” and upload a snapshot of your “Program of Study & Advisors” (can be found on MyUI/Student Information/Advising), proving you are currently an Engineering student.

Receiving confirmation that the prerequisite has been waived does not guarantee a seat in the course.

Note that not all classes are offered every semester. Please check MyUI to confirm offerings.

 

Subject Course(s)

Animation [ANIM]

ANIM:2125 Intro to Animation (Request Prerequisite Special Permission)

 

Art and Art History [ARTS]

ARTS:1510 Basic Drawing (Register for sections "Restricted to Engineering majors")

ARTS:1520 Design Fundamentals (Register for sections "Restricted to Engineering majors")

ARTS:2800 Intro to Digital Arts   (Cross references: DIGA, MUS, CINE, DANC, CS, THTR) 

ARTS:3200 Scene Design I (Cross References: THTR)

Ceramics [CERM]

CERM:2010 Exploring Forms in Clay I (Request Prerequisite Special Permission) (Register for sections "Restricted to Engineering majors")

Cinematic Arts [CINE]

CINE:1100 The Art of Smartphone Filmmaking

CINE:1834 Modes of Film and Video Production (Cross references: THTR) (Request Prerequisite Special Permission) (Can only register for CINE:1834 following Early Registration)

CINE:2800 Intro to Digital Arts (Cross references: MUS, ARTS, DANC, CS, THTR) 

CINE:3876 Video for Performance (Request Prerequisite Special Permission) (Cross references: DIGA, INTM, DANC, THTR)

Computer Science [CS]

CS:2800 Intro to Digital Arts  (Cross references: MUS:, CINE:, DANC, ARTS, THTR) 

Creative Nonfiction Writing [CNW]

CNW:1620 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

CNW:2680 The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction

CNW:2700 The Art and Craft of Personal Writing

CNW:2720 Art and Craft of Writing about Culture

CNW:2730 Art and Craft of Writing about Science

CNW:2740 Art and Craft of Environmental Writing

CNW:2770 Art and Craft of Writing for New Media

CNW:2780 Art and Craft of Writing about Sports

CNW:2790 The Art and Craft of Humor Writing

CNW:2830 Art and Craft of Immersion Journalism

CNW:2840 Art and Craft of Travel Writing

CNW:2850 Art and Craft of Writing about Politics

CNW:3632 Prose Style (Cross references: WRIT)

CNW:3640 Writing for Business and Industry

CNW:4355 Approaches to Teaching Writing (Cross references: EDTL)

Creative Writing [CW]

CW:2100 Creative Writing

CW:2870 Fiction Writing

CW:2875 Poetry Writing

CW:3003 Writing and Reading Science Fiction

CW:3005 Professional & Creative Business Comm (Cross references: INTD)

CW:3107 Creative Writing for Health Professions (Cross references: INTD)

CW:3210 Creative Writing and the Natural World (Cross references: INTD)

CW:3215 Creative Writing and Popular Culture (Cross references: INTD:3300)

CW:3218 Creative Writing for New Media (Cross references: INTD:3200)

CW:4745 The Sentence: Strategies for Writing (Cross references: WRIT)

CW:4751 Creative Writing for the Musician

CW:4760 The Art of Revision: Writing for Clarity (Cross references: WRIT)

Dance [DANC] 

DANC:1055 Creativity in Motion

DANC:1150 Brazilian Culture and Carnival (Cross references: LAS)

DANC:2060 Dance and Society in Global Contexts (Cross references: DPA)

DANC:2090 Lighting for Engineers and Dancers [Spring 2019]

DANC:2800 Intro to Digital Arts   (Cross references: DIGA, MUS, CINE, ARTS, CS, THTR) 

Design [DSGN]

DSGN:2500 Graphic Design I (Request Prerequisite Special Permission) (Register for sections "Restricted to Engineering majors")

Division of Performing Arts [DPA]

DPA:3210 Makeup Design for the Stage (Cross references: THTR)

Interdepartmental Studies [INTD]

INTD:3005 Professional & Creative Business Comm (Cross references: CW)

INTD:3107 Creative Writing for Health Professions (Cross references: CW)

INTD:3200 Creative Writing for New Media (Cross references: CW)

INTD:3210 Creative Writing and the Natural World (Cross references: CW)

INTD:3300 Creative Writing and Popular Culture (Cross references: CW:3215)

Intermedia Courses [INTM]

INTM:3876 Video for Performance (Cross references: DIGA, DANC, CINE, THTR)

Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing [WRIT]

WRIT:3632 Prose Style (Cross references: CW)

WRIT:4745 The Sentence:Strategies for Writing (Cross references: CW)

WRIT:4760 The Art of Revision:Writing for Clarity (Cross references: CW)

Metalworking and Jewelry [MTLS]

MTLS:2910 Introduction to Jewelry and Metal Arts (Request Prerequisite Special Permission) (Register for sections "Restricted to Engineering majors")

Music [MUS]

MUS:1012 Creativity in Music

MUS:1007 Garage Band: The Basics (2 s.h.)

MUS:2800 Intro to Digital Arts   (Cross references: ARTS, CINE0, DANC, CS, THTR) 

MUS:3285 New Musical Instruments: From Design to Performance

Painting [PNTG]

PNTG:2410 Painting I (Request Prerequisite Special Permission) (Register for sections "Restricted to Engineering majors")

Papermaking [BKAT]

BKAT: 3280 Elements of Book Art (Cross references: UICB)

BKAT:3380 Elements of Letterpress (Cross references: UICB)

BKAT:4100 Paperworks (Cross references: UICB)

Printing [PRNT]

PRNT:2610 Intro to Printmaking (Request Prerequisite Special Permission) (Register for sections "Restricted to Engineering majors")

Public Digital Arts [DIGA]

DIGA:3876 Video for Performance (Request Prerequisite Special Permission)  (Cross references: INTM, DANC, CINE, THTR)

Rhetoric [RHET]

RHET:2610 Acting for Success (Cross references: THTR)

RHET:3250 Persuasive Writing for Science and Healthcare Professionals

RHET:3260 Persuasive Speaking for Science and Healthcare Professional

Sculpture [SCLP]

SCLP:2810 Undergraduate Sculpture I (Request Prerequisite Special Permission) (Register for sections "Restricted to Engineering majors")

SCLP:3840 Robotic Art Studio

SCLP:4835 Electonic Objects and Spaces (Request Prerequisite Special Permission) (Register for sections "Restricted to Engineering majors")

SCLP:4840 Air, Actuators and Motors (Request Prerequisite Special Permission)

Teaching and Learning [EDTL]

EDTL:4355 Approaches to Teaching Writing (Cross references: CNW)

Theatre Arts [THTR]

THTR:1140 Basic Acting

THTR:1834 Modes of Film and Video Production (Cross references: CINE)

THTR:2200 Elements of Design 

THTR:2215 Intro Theatrical Production Technology

THTR:2220 Production Lab (Run Crew; Advanced Run Crew; Electrics) (Request Prerequisite Special Permission)

THTR:2301 Playwriting I (Request Prerequisite Special Permission)

THTR:2610 Acting for Success (Cross references: RHET: 2610)

THTR:2620 Improvisation for Engineers and Scientists

THTR:2800 Intro to Digital Arts (Cross references: MUS, CINE, DANC, CS, ARTS) (Request Prerequisite Special Permission)

THTR:3202 Graphic Design and Identity

THTR:3208 Mask and Puppet Crafts 

THTR:3210 Makeup Design for the Stage (Cross references: DPA:3210)

THTR:3230 Scene Design I (Cross references: ARTS: 3230)

THTR:3240 Costume Design I

THTR:3250 Lighting Design I

THTR:3260 Sound Design

THTR:3270 Entertainment Design (offered every other year)

THTR:3876 Video for Performance (Request Prerequisite Special Permission) (Cross references: DIGA, INTM, DANC, CINE)

THTR:3880 Installations & Interactive Performance (Cross references: DANC)

THTR:3890 Directing for the Camera (Cross references: DANC)

THTR:4270 Scenic Art

Three Dimensional Design [TDSN]

TDSN:2210 Problems in 3-D Design (Request Prerequisite Special Permission)

TDSN:3250 Bicycle Design

University of Iowa Center for the Book [UICB]

UICB:2110:0001 Introduction to Book Arts: Thinking through Making

UICB:2110:0002 Introduction to Book Arts: Japanese and Western Hand Printmaking

UICB:3280 Elements of Book Arts

UICB:3380 Elements of Letterpress

UICB:4100 Paperworks

UICB:4340 Digital Design for Artists’ Books

UICB:4415 Calligraphy I: Foundational Hands