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Certificates in Creativity and Innovation

The undergraduate and graduate certificates in Creativity and Innovation are designed to meet the needs of today's working professionals across many fields. Creativity is integral to competitive advantage in today's fast-paced, dynamic working environment. Organizations that harness and nurture the creative potential of their human resources are leaders in their respective fields. These certificates provide, in a concentrated format, the most contemporary knowledge and skills needed in this important area.

Upon completion of a 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.

Program Features

Drexel serves as headquarters for the American Creativity Association (ACA), affording students access to some of the world’s most prominent thinkers, researchers, and writers in the field of creativity and innovation. In addition, the Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation, directed by Dr. Fredricka Reisman, is housed directly in the School. The center promotes creativity using programs that cultivate skills in creative thinking, innovative leadership practices, and problem-solving techniques. Through the process of creative thought, the Center’s work enhances an individual's ability to imagine new ideas by learning to envision that which cannot immediately be seen.

The Applied Creativity Graduate Student Association (ACGSA) offers students an opportunity to promote creativity within and outside Drexel. 


Graduate Certificate in Creativity and Innovation

The graduate certificate in Creativity and Innovation is comprised of 18 credits of courses, based on both strong theoretical foundations and practical application, that allow students to gain skills that will help them practice creativity in their career of choice.

The Graduate Certificate in Creativity and Innovation curriculum and course descriptions may be found in the Drexel Online Course Catalog.

Required Courses - 18 Credits


Undergraduate Certificate in Creativity and Innovation

The undergraduate certificate in Creativity and Innovation is comprised of 18 to 20 credits of courses based on both strong theoretical foundations and practical application that allow serious students to become experts in the field of creativity.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Creativity and Innovation curriculum and course descriptions may be found in the Drexel Online Course Catalog.

Admissions

If you are interested in applying to either the undergraduate or graduate certificate in Creativity and Innovation, please review the admissions criteria noted for your specific program and follow the application procedures.