advice for the student(s)

As a student being a victim of this course, keep in mind that most of these assignments are an invitation rather than an obligation. This does, however, not allow you not to do these assignments, but do allow you to do them as you like, not to please the instructor(s) but to pleas yourself, and to find authentic ways of expression, where authentic simply means no bullshit. For an optimal effect of this course, you might even have to learn how to unlearn.