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This article is aimed at identifying the influence of IT clubs on the development of students’ creative abilities. As a research method, a questionnaire survey was used to identify the role of modern IT forms of artistic activity in the development of students' creative abilities. The study was conducted on the basis of Russian universities among 265 students. The article describes the development of modern IT forms of artistic activity in the digital age. It is revealed that the main motivations for students to visit IT clubs were: learning new things, continuing their self-improvement, transforming the fantastic and creative into real, in-depth study of previously acquired knowledge and their improvement, obtaining skills that will be useful in the future, gaining experience in creative activities, attending classes together with friends, new communication, useful pastime. The study determines that the goals of teachers coincide with the mission of creative IT clubs: to train creative engineers who could invent and implement new technologies that would have no analogues in the world, to teach and prepare a child for his/her future occupation.
Keywords: creativity, learners, motivations for developing abilities, creative space.
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