Center for Talent Development's Creative Studies courses are designed to develop creative thinking and skill sets for success in our ever-growing and changing world. Integrating studio-style learning environments with arts process, these courses nurture a wide range of talents and interests.
Creative Studies courses challenge academically talented children to evaluate and innovate in the areas of science, engineering, literature and media. Taught by media experts, courses in Creative Studies cultivate the essential 21st Century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Students interested in Creative Studies can take courses through our weekend, online and summer programs:
Saturday Enrichment Program
Classes are offered Fall, Winter and Spring at four of Chicago areas sites. Fall session enrollment begins in August 2013.
|Winter 2014 Course Title
|Art & Literature of the Graphic Novel||4-5||CH, EV, NP, PA|
|Design Studio: Rube Goldberg||2-3||EV|
|Design Studio: Minecraft||3-4||EV, CH|
|Design Studio: Games||5-6||EV, CH|
Visit the Saturday Enrichment Program website for course descriptions and application information.
Online courses are offered Fall, Winter and Spring through the Enrichment program and on a rolling enrollment system in the Honors Elective program. Apply by the 15th of the month!
|Visual Communication||6-12||Monthly start|
|Art & Literature of the Graphic Novel||6-8||F13: Sept.15–Nov. 17|
|Design Challenges: Intro. To Engineering||6-8||W14: Jan. 15–Mar. 19|
|Digital Storytelling||3-5||SP14: Apr.1–June 3.|
Visit the Gifted LearningLinks website for course descriptions and application information.
Half and full-day commuter courses are offered at four Chicago area sites for grades students age 4 through grade 3. Residential and commuter programs are available for grades 4 through 12.
|Prove It! The Multimedia Proof||3||June 24-28||EC|
|Half Day Math Studio||PreK-3||July 22- 26||CH, NP, PA, SK|
|Graphic Design through Visual Communication||4-6||July 21- Aug 9||EV|
|Design Studio||9-12||June 30- July 19||EV|
|Design Entrepreneurs||10-12||July 21- Aug 9||EV|
Visit the Summer Program website for course descriptions and application information.
Accelerated Weekend Experience
Accelerated Weekend Experience provides academically bright students in grades 5 through 8 an opportunity to explore a subject of study in depth and with concentration, with an expert in the field, over one weekend. Dates and locations are added to the AWE website throughout the year.