MLV3210 Cultural Creatives & the Practice of Art

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Sean Benesh

Course Description:

In a post-industrial economy more people are able to earn their livelihood from not only their intellect but creativity as well. Who is this Creative Class and what then are the economic, artistic, and ministry implications? This course explores that intersection.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This is the type of class that is imperative for those engaging in and pursuing a career in the arts, business, as well as ministry. The Creative Class is a socio-economic grouping that spans all three and more. As our post-Fordist economy grows not only in North America, but the world, coupled together with the reality of ever-deepening globalization, never before has this topic and conversation been more important. While in North America they comprise of a third of the workforce they contribute to more than two-thirds of our GDP.

Why This Course Is Important:

Creative Class theories are reshaping cities today. Many have gone all-in with seeking to attract and retain this elusive Creative Class in order to strengthen and diversify their economy. This also dovetails into why we’re seeing a proliferation of urban renewal projects and new city amenities all aimed at the Creative Class. Where we seek to live and minister has never been more important than now.