Certificate in Creativity and Innovation

Certificate Level: Undergraduate
Admission Requirements: High school diploma
Certificate Type: Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 30.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9199

About the Program

The undergraduate certificate in Creativity & Innovation (C&I) provides the fundamentals of creative problem-solving content and competencies indicative of creative leaders. The certificate in C&I provides students with the content knowledge of what creativity is and is not, and the tools and skills to identify and enhance their creative strengths and abilities, while fostering their ability to apply creativity in their personal lives and in a leadership role within the workplace.

Students have the option of completing this undergraduate certificate as a standalone professional development credential or as a concentration within their baccalaureate degree.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, please visit the School of Education website. 

Program Requirements

Core Courses
CRTV 301Foundations in Creativity3.0
CRTV 302Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0
CRTV 303Creativity in the Workplace3.0
Select three of the following:9.0
Learning, Culture & Technology Workshop I
New Media Literacies
Play and Learning in a Participatory Culture
Creative Leadership for Professionals
Creative Nonfiction Writing
Creative Writing
Total Credits18.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
CRTV 3013.0CRTV 3023.0CRTV 3033.0Professional Elective 3.0
 3 3 3 3
Second Year
Professional Elective3.0Professional Elective3.0  
 3 3  
Total Credits 18
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