Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The course offers a broadened view on creativity, making tacit creativity visible. The students will get a better understanding on how to use creativity in one’s own work, understanding the definition of creativity and being acquainted to relevant literature on creativity. Examples are from the audiovisual field and the arts.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 11.01.2021 - 15.02.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kirsi Reinola, Raija Talvio

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course is both theoretical and practical. The aim of the course is to explore the creative process mainly from the point of view of audiovisual production and screenwriting but also on a more general level through creativity theories. 

    The students are encouraged to find new cross-disciplinary perspectives and get to know their own strengths through a series of lectures, workshops, discussions and assignments.


    Session 1. The definition of creativity and the origin of ideas. Elisabeth Morney

    Session 2. The creative process and prerequisites for creativity to happen. Elisabeth Morney.

    Session 3. The screen idea and the role of intuition in screenwriting. Raija Talvio

    Session 4. Imagination as a transformative resource. Hannah Kaihovirta

    Session 5. Obstacles and limitations to help the imagination and enhance creativity. Kirsi Reinola

    Session 6. Summary.  Kirsi Reinola & Elisabeth Morney 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, workshops, personal and group writing assignments, participation in class, discussions, essay.

    Final work: Essay. Reflections on creativity in student’s own work based on the lectures or literature suggested in the course (or other peer reviewed literature on creativity). 

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course consists of weekly lectures, discussions, workshop, individual reading, a small creative writing exercise, and a final essay. Weekly lectures include guest speakers. 

    Lectures 18 hours, individual work 40 hours, workshop 20 h.

    80% attendance required.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    No prerequisites

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    17 Partnerships for the Goals