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Developing Your Creativity

Developing Your Creativity (Online Short Course)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Rod Judkins


What is creativity? What makes some people more creative than others? How can you improve your ability to generate original ideas and solutions? This beginners course will give you some tools that will help you to learn how to broaden your scope for ideas. Through practical exercises you will explore different directions, unlock your imagination and expand your horizons.

There is a myth that artists and designers just wait passively for inspiration to come. They don't. They work at it.

Topics covered

  • Many different approaches for generating ideas are explored in an atmosphere that is stimulating, enjoyable and supportive.
  • The techniques are examined through slide shows and talks, and then put into practice to tackle various creative projects.
  • Participants will work individually and in groups to aid the flow of ideas.

You will leave with the confidence to experiment with unusual solutions to challenging situations requiring a creative approach.

Who should take this course?

The course is designed to help anyone who needs easy steps to develop ways of thinking creatively.

Entry requirements: None apart from an open mind and a willingness to take risks.

Level: Beginners as well as experienced students

Please note that all courses scheduled until 11 September 2020 will take place in an online classroom. Courses starting after this date will be held in our onsite classrooms.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Online short courses

Did you know we offer a similar course online? UAL online short courses are designed to help creative people master new challenges, develop their skills, get inspired by new ideas and access the UAL learning experience without having to travel to a campus for class.

Develop Your Creativity (Online Short Course)

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Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

Rod Judkins is a London-based artist, illustrator, designer and writer. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art he has had numerous solo exhibitions in London and abroad. He teaches on conceptual-thinking seminars at many colleges and has written two books, The Art of Creative Thinking, and Change Your Mind: 57 Ways to unlock Your Creative Self.

Read an interview with Rod on the CSM Short Courses blog.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Notebook and pens

Available dates