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Creative Storytelling and Choreography

  • January 15, 2014
  • By Elif Akcali     
This interdisciplinary course raises awareness of contemporary engineering issues and the need for life-long learning.


The purpose of this project and case study oriented course was to provide students with the skills to carry out a project for a designated client as practicing engineers. The course brought together many of the tools presented in previous courses to solve the problems defined in the project. Students acquired additional experience in giving presentations and technical writing.The course helped students function on multidisciplinary teams; identify, formulate and solve engineering problems; understand professional and ethical responsibilities; communicate effectively; understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context; and understand contemporary engineering issues.

Creative Storytelling and Choreography (CSC) Lab was a collaborative team effort between the College of Engineering (COE) and College of Fine Art (CFA) at the University of Florida. Prof. Elif Akcali (COE) is the lab coordinator, Prof. Leela Corman (CFA) the drawing and illustration instructor, Prof. Tom Hart (CFA) the storytelling instructor, and Prof. Tzveta Kassabova (CFA) the dance instructor. CSC Lab will introduced industrial and systems engineering (ISE) students to a host of tools and successful examples of developing engaging narratives in the form of drawings/illustrations, graphic stories, and dance choreography.

Download PDF: Creative Storytelling & Choreography (CSC) (Fall 2013) UFL Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering