Teaching Art and Design Online: Facilitating the Creative Process

This course is designed as a short introduction to facilitating the creative process online through reading, writing, discussion, and micro-teaching (assignment design). We will be introduced to scaffolding, chunking, rubrics, universal design for learning, online tools for interactivity, online demonstrations, and assignment design. We’ll practice designing an assignment for an online course with the topic of your choosing.

This course is part of a Professional Development Certificate in Teaching Art and Design Online. The first course is Teaching Art and Design Online: The Essentials of Online Course Design. This course is followed by Teaching Art and Design Online: Online Critique.

This course is designed for graduate students, museum educators, MCAD teaching minors, etc. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies

Prerequisites: This is a graduate-level course, and students must apply by completing a short application form. The application will help the instructor customize the course, and reinforces that students are taking a graduate-level course. This course is designed for masters students, museum educators, MCAD teaching minors, etc.

This course will be conducted through a weekly meeting using Google Meet. Other course activities may include readings; video demonstrations and tutorials; online discussions; projects; and critiques. The workload of this course is roughly 8-10 hours per week, whether the course is being taken for credit or noncredit.

Required Supplies: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. Computer with internet access and a webcam.

Recommended Textbooks: 

  • The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips (Second Edition). Boettcher, Judith V. and Rita-Marie Conrad. 9781119147688.

  • Teaching Online: A Practical Guide (Fourth Edition). Ko, Susan and Steve Rossen. 9780415832434.

  • Online Teaching at Its Best: Merging Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning Research. Nilson, Linda B. and Ludwika A Goodson. 9781119242291.

  • Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-Based Guide. Vai, Marjorie and Kristen Sosulski. 9781138780163.

Please Register Before: September 23
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. 

Class Savings 
Register on or before August 17 and save $25. 
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only). 
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSLA 6052 20 FA20
Date Start: 
Monday, September 28, 2020
Date End: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020
6:30-8:00 p.m. (central), online
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Professional Development and Liberal Arts
Online Classes
New Classes
See above.