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MF2094 Develop Creativity 3.0 credits

This course aims to develop your creativity. Creativity is a state that we all have, children are naturally creative, but when we get older this natural creativity often disappears. But creativity is a deeply human ability and  not only for artist or writers.  Also engineers, designers, teachers, needs to be creative in their profession and everyday life in order to solve problems and express ourselves. Now more than an ever we need to be creative and innovative in order to solve the grand challenges in front of us. We need to see possibilities and not only problems, to cooperate and co-create new solutions. 
In this course we will explore the very source of creativity in you, but also what stops and hinders it and what you can do do develop your creativity.  We will explore different aspects of creativity, the history, different phases and what flow is. You will get tools to create and perform a creative workshop. The course concists of exercises, discussions, films, and individual assignments.

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

Target group

Only for students at TIPDM, track IPDC

Part of programme

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P4 (3.0 hp)


17 Mar 2025
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

10 - 30

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF2094 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Different aspects of creativity will be explored, and different technologies and tools are presented to develop creativity.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

- account for different aspects of creativity and why creativity is needed

- explain what hinders and what enhances creativity at an individual level and in groups and in organisations.

- be able to use different methods and tools to develop creativity

- develop and lead a creative workshop

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical engineering or the equivalent and at least 7 credits in product design

Recommended prerequisites

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Big Magic:How to live a creative life and let go of your fear,

By Elisabeth Gilbert, Bloomsbury publishing 2016, paperback,  ISBN10 1408866757

Creative confidence:unleaching the creative potential within us all,
By  Tom Kelley and David Kelley, William Collins publisher, Paperback 2015, ISBN10 0008139385

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Hand in exercise, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Particpation at seminars, minimum 80%.

Approved home assignments and exercises.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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