Sometimes, the tools we have on hand aren't enough to get the job done. This is why finding an alternative solution requires the creativity to reach across disciplines for other perspectives. This certificate, which enhances your ability to consider various perspectives, seek novel approaches, and bring together different disciplines, makes sense for educators in a variety of settings.
By bringing departments and disciplines together under the umbrella of one program, this certificate gives you added expertise and an advantage when applying for jobs. With this certificate, you will learn to improve and document creative potential — a skill employers seek. This unique collaboration brings together multiple colleges, campus units, and faculty with an interest in promoting creativity and innovation. For example, if an art student wants access to courses on entrepreneurship in the MBA program, this certificate program helps with such practical and creative endeavors. This certificate is open to current graduate students.
This program has been made possible with support from the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development.
The Certificate in Creativity and Innovation is for graduate students in any major who complete 9 hours of courses in the creativity education curriculum. The certificate will also require two elective courses (3 semester hours each) that have been approved as part of the 15-credit certificate program. We now have course offerings from educational psychology for the core; art education; studio art; lifelong education, administration, and policy; journalism; science education; food science and technology; language and literacy education; qualitative research; innovation management; non-profit organizations; and Spanish for the electives.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
All students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to a student's success as a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.