Master of Science in Creativity and Innovation

Master of Science: 45.0 quarter credits

About the Program

In a world of increasing complexity, change, and competition, generating new ideas and bringing them to the table is now essential for corporate management. Creativity is multidisciplinary – it is in all professional fields from chemistry to engineering, from education to computer science, and from sociology to business. Successful organizations, in all fields, view creativity as vital and are the ones that instill creativity throughout the organization. The application of creativity skills distinguishes managers who maintain the status quo from leaders who inspire a new direction or vision. By internalizing the spirit of creativity and the principles of creative problem solving, individuals can be transformed into change leaders.  Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to recognize problematic situations within various settings. They will also enable their organization to foster creative environments and identify creative problem-solvers within their workforce.

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Degree Requirements

Required Courses
CRTV 501Foundations in Creativity3.0
CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0
CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0
CRTV 610Creativity and Change Leadership3.0
CRTV 620Research Methods and Assessment of Creative and Innovative Thinking3.0
CRTV 630Global Perspectives on Creativity3.0
CRTV 640Creativity & Innovation: 1500-Present3.0
CRTV 650Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation3.0
CRTV 660Diagnostic Creative Intervention3.0
Professional Electives12.0
Electives will be selected in consultation with the Program Director and/or Advisor.
Capstone Courses
CRTV 695Applied Project in Creativity Studies I3.0
CRTV 696Applied Project in Creativity Studies II3.0
Total Credits45.0


Courses

CRTV 501 Foundations in Creativity 3.0 Credits

Provides a foundation in creativity including leading theorists and their ideas. Questions investigated include who is creative and why? What does it mean to be creative? Is creativity a general attribute or is it discipline specific? Students will complete and score a creativity assessment.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CRTV 502 Tools and Techniques in Creativity 3.0 Credits

Provides opportunities to enhance creative capacities and strengths. Through study and experiential learning, students work toward self-mastery of creative techniques, tools and strategies. Moreover, through a fieldwork experience, students learn to teach and motivate other individuals or groups to use these techniques in real life circumstances for their benefit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CRTV 503 Creativity in the Workplace 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on applied creativity, how creative ideas happen, how they become innovations, and how creativity can be infused into every aspect of an organization. Examples from a wide range of industries and organizations demonstrate how to build systemic creativity in individuals, in teams, and at the leadership level.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CRTV 610 Creativity and Change Leadership 3.0 Credits

This course explores the relationship between change, leadership, and creativity, and how these three concepts mutually support one another. Distinction is made between a leader who is effective at introducing change, but who is not creative.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CRTV 620 Research Methods and Assessment of Creative and Innovative Thinking 3.0 Credits

This course acquaints students with creativity research and applications. The goal is to help students employ creative problem solving to successfully complete their course of study in the context of other responsibilities and the program's standards and requirements. Using creativity as a vehicle, students will study various research paradigms.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CRTV 630 Global Perspectives on Creativity 3.0 Credits

The goal of this course is to explore theories, research, assessment, and programs for the development of creativity in a wide variety of countries around the world. Motives for the lack of global creativity research are suggested.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CRTV 640 Creativity & Innovation: 1500-Present 3.0 Credits

Trends and interactions of creativity and innovation are examined from pre-1500 to present. Emphasis placed on understanding how the notion of creativity has evolved overtime and its influence on modern workplace and educational environments.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CRTV 650 Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation 3.0 Credits

Focus on five major trends: the study of creativity and social influence, innovation and planning, creativity and cognitive processes, sub-system configuration, and new venture emergence. Though unique in orientation, these trends have a common bond in raising and addressing multi-level issues and possible solutions that involve multiple levels of analysis.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CRTV 660 Diagnostic Creative Intervention 3.0 Credits

Integrates diagnostic teaching, creativity, and mediation skills. Diagnostic teaching is a creative problem solving instructional model framed upon core influences on learning, in depth content knowledge, and pedagogy knowledge. Creativity theories, applications and mediation concepts complement diagnostic teaching as individuals integrate intervention strategies in identifying real problems and creative resolutions.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is MS.

CRTV 680 Special Topics in Creativity & Innovation 0.5-12.0 Credits

Covers special topics of interest in creativity and innovation. This course may be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 11 times for 12 credits

CRTV 695 Applied Project in Creativity Studies I 3.0 Credits

First of a two-course capstone experience providing creativity studies students with an opportunity to demonstrate achievement in their concentration and to engage in self-reflection. Components include a statement of awareness of personal creative strengths, evidence of emergence as a creative thinker and doer, and synthesis of creative expansion to date.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CRTV 501 [Min Grade: C] and CRTV 502 [Min Grade: C] and CRTV 503 [Min Grade: C] and CRTV 610 [Min Grade: C] and CRTV 620 [Min Grade: C] and CRTV 630 [Min Grade: C]

CRTV 696 Applied Project in Creativity Studies II 3.0 Credits

Students will complete the creative portfolio begun in CRTV 695. Components include creative expression, future directions, and reflection on the major, concentration, and experience of creating a portfolio.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CRTV 695 [Min Grade: C]

CRTV 699 Independent Study in Creativity & Innovation 0.5-6.0 Credits

Provides individual study or research in creativity and innovation under faculty supervision. This course may be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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