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Welcome to D&AD’s Creative Resilience course

Introduction article to D&AD's Creative Resilience course.
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Welcome to D&AD’s course on Creative Resilience.

Resilience is often heralded as a key skill people in all walks of life, and all careers, need to succeed. It’s the ability to adapt in the face of change and adversity and come back stronger, more able to cope, than before.

For some, it comes naturally. For others, it’s something they work on every day. Either way, this course will explore the many facets of resilience, what it means for creatives and those in the creative industry, and how you can personally build your resilience.

We’ve sought to balance this course with theory and exercises based in psychology, and experiences and stories from those currently working in the creative industries.

To start with we’ll set the basic, exploring what is resilience and why is it important in the creative industries.

Week 1: Understanding Resilience

In the first week, we’ll look at the different definitions and understandings of resilience, both in general and specifically in the creative industries. And explore the ways resilience can be tested.

1. The meaning of resilience

  • explore the different meanings of resilience
  • understand some of the myths and facts

2. Resilience in the creative industries

  • explore why resilience is important in the creative industries
  • hear about the common situations that employ resilience

3. Reflect on resilience

  • explore your own levels of resilience

Before we dive into the topic of resilience, let’s meet the people who will be guiding us through this course.

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