Graduate Certificate in Creativity and Innovation
18.0 quarter credits
The Certificate in Creativity and Innovation provides, in a concentrated format, the most contemporary knowledge and skills needed in this important area for students who do not wish to pursue a master's degree but who would value a credential that demonstrates their learning.
Credits from the Graduate Certificate in Creativity and Innovation can be applied toward an MS in Professional Studies.
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 completion of the certificate program, students will have formed an in depth understanding of creativity, enhanced communication, creative problem solving, and how these may be applied to practical situations that further their workplace culture. Participants will use their newly enhanced creative thinking skills to reflect critically on existing workplace practices and express coherent and cogent ideas and suggestions for continuous improvement.
Specific outcomes include the following:
- Students will form a body of knowledge of leading creativity researchers and their theories, specifically Sternberg, Torrance, Amabile, Csikszentmihalyi, Guilford, and Gardner
- Students will develop skills in problem solving and how these may be applied to practical situations
- become aware of ways to enhance one’s own and others’ creative strengths
For more information, visit Drexel Online's Graduate Certificate Creativity and Innovation web page.
|CRTV 501||Foundations in Creativity||3.0|
|CRTV 502||Tools and Techniques in Creativity||3.0|
|CRTV 503||Creativity in the Workplace||3.0|
|CRTV 610||Creativity and Change Leadership||3.0|
|CRTV 620||Research Methods and Assessment of Creative and Innovative Thinking||3.0|
|CRTV 630||Global Perspectives on Creativity||3.0|