ICSC’s MASTER PROGRAM IN EUROPE
You will start with the Graduate Certificate program, providing you with the knowledge and skills to put you in a better position to operate as a change leader. The Graduate Certificate program in Creativity and Change Leadership consists of four blocks. The program combines online courses with seated courses based in the Netherlands.
After completing the State University of New York Graduate Certificate program, you can choose to continue with the Master of Science degree in creativity. The Master program includes one required online course, three elective courses and a Master’s project as a capstone course.
What is the content of the Master program
in Creativity and Change Leadership?
Graduate Certificate program
The Graduate Certificate program is divided into four blocks. You will start the Graduate Certificate program with two seated courses during a Summer School, followed by two distance courses and then again two seated courses during a Summer School in the Netherlands.
CRS 559 Principles in Creative Problem Solving
Theory and application of the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process; practice in both individual and group uses for either personal or professional contexts; group work and active participation are expected.
CRS 610 Facilitation of Group Problem Solving
Advanced strategies for leading small groups through the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process; mastery of facilitation techniques and skills. Students receive expert feedback on their facilitation skills as they apply creative strategies to real issues. Examines conceptual relationships between facilitation and change leadership; develops basic change leadership skills.
CRS 620 Creativity Assessment: Methods and Resources
Practical information on methods and resources for creativity assessment; review of basic measurement principles and a critique of specific tools used to assess creativity in both education and business. Students receive personal feedback on a number of measures and develop a profile of their own creative strengths.
CRS 670 Foundations in Teaching and Training Creativity
Practical experience in using principles of creative learning, Creative Problem Solving (CPS), and leadership to facilitate groups; guided practice and independent work in realistic teaching/training situations to develop independent learners and reflective practitioners; use of CPS facilitation skills to develop instructional designs and examine ways to modify teaching and leading with CPS in various groups or situations.
CRS 560 Foundations of Creative Learning
Theory and research that form the foundation of the discipline of creativity studies; development of awareness and understanding of basic principles, select definitions, models, and theories and practice in applying them in a variety of contexts. Group interaction, discussion, and project work are expected.
CRS 635 Creativity and Change Leadership
Culminating activities that cap the Foundations of Creativity strand of the curriculum; understanding and applying the characteristics of change leadership in the context of creativity and Creative Problem Solving (CPS); theoretical and practical launching point for students to examine their future contributions to the field, domain, and discipline by articulating their personal philosophy and definition of creativity; relation of the CPS process and other change methods to the challenge of making lasting change in other disciplines, such as business, education, psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, or the arts or sciences.
The Master program gives you the opportunity to concentrate on a specific topic of your choice. The program has mandatory elements, but the concrete completion is different for every student. This means the order and dates for block five and six are not set in stone. During the second half of your Graduate Certificate program you will receive more information about your Master program.
CRS 625 Current Issues in Creative Studies
In-depth survey of current issues on the nature or nurture of creativity; skill development in research and scholarship to increase critical thinking skills and general content literacy of creativity practitioners in any discipline; review, analysis, and interpretation of findings from empirical and non-empirical sources, with some emphasis on the background and development of research at the International Center for Studies in Creativity.
CRS 690 Master’s project
As a culminating experience, students work on their Master’s project. Implementation of an applied project requiring Creative Problem Solving (CPS), change leadership, and facilitation skills; definition and implementation of change initiatives that have a direct impact either on the community or for the field of creativity in general; development of analytical skills in the formation and evaluation of the success of the projects.
Here you’ll find examples of Master’s projects.
Possible options, however not exclusive, can be found below. Click on the image for more information about the elective course.