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The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development is a service, research, and instructional center concerned with the identification and development of creative potential and with gifted and future studies. As part of our goals to investigate, implement, and evaluate techniques for enhancing creative thinking and facilitating national and international systems that support creative development, we also:

  • Conduct research using the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
  • Offer training on the scoring of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
  • Host Duke TIP programs
  • Host a Summer Institute for professional development
  • Host an annual lecture series
  • Host visiting scholars
  • Collaborate with researchers on grant development
  • Train and help implement the Future Problem Solving program
  • Serve as an expert on creativity within and outside the university community

All programs and activities sponsored by the Torrance Center build on the legacy of Dr. E. Paul Torrance, a native Georgian and UGA Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor Emeritus who was a pioneer in research on the identification and development of creative potential.

The 2016 International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards

Students age 8-18 are invited to submit their finest creative work to help celebrate the great legacy of educator and creativity pioneer Dr. E. Paul Torrance. Submissions are accepted through Aug. 20, and entries may choose from and interpret eight themes. Categories include creative writing, music composition, visual arts, and inventions. Download a PDF for more details, or visit the Center for Gifted's website.

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  • 123 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
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We offer opportunities for children though Duke Tip programs, and for adults through our Summer Institute. We also host the Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards and Bizarre Bazaar.

Torrance's legacy

Torrance's legacy

Our annual Torrance Lecture celebrates Dr. E. Paul Torrance's legacy. His benchmark assessments for creativity are still used today around the world.

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The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development is a service, research, and instructional center concerned with the identification and development of creative potential and with gifted and future studies.

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Latest News

100 years later, Torrance's creativity still flows

Oct 19, 2015 Filed under: research, service and community, spotlight, annual report 2015

Research starting from the pioneering work of the College's Dr. E. Paul Torrance continues to influence gifted and creative education today.

Birthday celebration and lecture focuses on creative kids, teenagers

Sep 24, 2015 Filed under: spotlight, service and community, press release

Parents, teachers and caregivers can hear about simple ways to enhance a child's creativity at an upcoming celebration hosted by the University of Georgia College of Education.

New camp for underserved kids also serves research goal

Jun 23, 2015 Filed under: research, service and community

The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development is a service, research, and instructional center concerned with the identification and development of creative potential and with gifted and future studies.

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Torrance Center Newsletter
A seasonal newsletter highlighting programming and events that promote creativity, innovation, and gifted education.

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Torrance Lecture Series
The E. Paul Torrance Lecture, sponsored by the College of Education's Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, annually brings scholars and creative artists to UGA to discuss issues related to creativity.


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Torrance Center Summer Institute
Come and explore the principles of creative thinking as a framework for curriculum development, classroom teaching and assessment.


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Duke TIP at UGA
Gifted students have the opportunity to learn not only at an accelerated level but to interact and work with like-minded peers.

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