Students will acquire a theoretical and practical understanding of the creative process and how it applies to particular domains of knowledge or work settings. Key areas include significant theoretical models, psychological components, and sociological implications—factors that encourage or discourage creativity. In addition, topics will include:

  • Arts-based inquiry
  • Art and healing
  • Expressive arts
  • Organizational creativity
  • Poetry and holistic health

Graduates of this program will be able to outline conceptions about creativity and give examples of biological, psychological, and social factors that stimulate or inhibit it. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, graduates will be able to develop plans to enhance creativity in a variety of areas, including government, education, health, or business settings. In addition to being consultants, coaches, or teachers, graduates may also apply their knowledge to human resource, negotiation, and mediation.

More program information can be found in our academic catalog.