Center for Digital Expression

ICCE

The Institute for Critical and Creative Expression (ICCE)


Mission Statement

The Institute for Critical and Creative Expression (ICCE) recognizes that effective expression, in a wide variety of forms, is key to achieving success in school, at work, and in the public sphere. The capacity to express one’s ideas effectively is especially important in the digital age when the means of communication change rapidly. To address the changing nature of expression, ICCE supports TCU students, faculty, and the community in the effective use of multiple modes of communication: words, images, sound, and movement. ICCE also supports innovation in critical and creative expression.

ICCE supports students in their production of multi-modal texts for academic and other purposes through

  • The New Media Writing Studio, an open lab currently housing 22 computers, 2 laser printers, a scanner, and advanced design software
  • Hands-on help with multimedia projects, including presentations, website design, and video production
  • Equipment that can be checked out: digital cameras, digital video cameras, digital audio recorders

ICCE supports faculty across the university in their teaching of effective multimodal expression by providing

  • A week-long summer workshop, run by a national expert in the field, that helps faculty devise assignments and courses that incorporate multimodal expression
  • Workshops throughout the year
  • Consultations on teaching or research activities that involve multimodal expression
  • A lab space for teaching
  • Assignment-related workshops for students
  • Membership in a community of colleagues from multiple disciplines interested in multimodal expression.
  • Equipment that can be checked out: digital cameras, digital video cameras, digital audio recorders

Future initiatives of ICCE

  • Student internships
  • Short courses and workshops for non-profit organizations and small businesses who want to learn more about maximizing their communication abilities
  • Awards for student and faculty initiatives in critical and creative expression
  • A website-based resource on multimodal expression for local teachers and other groups
  • Support research initiatives such as those sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (Digital Humanities Grants) and the MacArthur Foundation (Digital Media and Learning)

Carrie Leverenz
Director, Institute for Critical and Creative Expression
Professor, English Department
TCU Box 297270
Fort Worth, TX 76129
817-257-6242
c.leverenz@tcu.edu