HDCC 209: Capstone

January 27, 2020
16 weeks


DB Bauer
Graduate Assistant
Photograph of Eva Peskin by Lola Flash for the 2019 Queer|Art Community Portrait Project
Eva Peskin
Graduate Assistant
Jessica H. Lu
Associate Director


0111 Prince Frederick Hall   View map


Sophomore Course

This two-credit research practicum serves as the culmination of your coursework in the Design Cultures & Creativity Program in the Honors College. It is designed to support your individual (or collaborative) Capstone Project by exploring major issues and questions associated with designing, conducting, revising, and sharing creative research. Given the interdisciplinary nature of DCC, each project will be highly individualized, thereby providing the unique opportunity for co-learning structured around discussion, experimentation, and group feedback. Through this course you will be asked to synthesize information, demonstrate intellectual curiosity and resourcefulness, as well as develop critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.  Particular emphasis will be placed on personal, academic, and/or professional development and situating your research in the context of larger communities of creative thinkers, artists, activists, and designers.

Course Objectives

  • You will gain practical experience in project design and management—from inception to implementation—especially in methods, skills, tools and systems that can be used for completing a creative project.
  • You will gain an understanding of various interdisciplinary research and creative methodologies.
  • You will demonstrate the ability to choose and use appropriate technologies to create and communicate a final project.
  • Through research, writing, and an oral presentation, you will develop critical thinking skills and gain experience communicating with public audiences.
  • Your final Capstone Project will effectively synthesize theoretical and practical concepts in design, culture, and creativity.