Interdisciplinary Certificate in Creativity and Innovation (ICCI)

ICCI logoWelcome to the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Creativity and Innovation (ICCI). The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Creativity and Innovation (ICCI) received final approval from the University Council on April 18, 2013.The purpose of the ICCI is to bridge knowledge across diverse disciplines in creativity and innovation and to stimulate the ability of students and faculty to synthesize and apply this knowledge in their diverse fields. As designed, this certificate program cuts across many disciplines, for example, journalism, art, social sciences, management, etc.

The ICCI is for graduate students in any major who complete 9 hours of courses in the Creativity Education Curriculum. The ICCI will also require two elective courses (3 semester hours each) that have been approved as part of the 15-credit certificate program. We currently 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.

The program offers graduate students an advantage when applying for jobs in the workforce. This certificate improves and documents creative potential– something employers say they are looking for. ICCI is a unique and collaborative partnership among multiple colleges, campus units, and faculty with an interest in promoting creativity and innovation. What makes this graduate certificate unique is that it has become the hub of creativity research across the UGA campus. If an art student wants access to courses on entrepreneurship in the MBA program, this certificate program facilitates such practical and creative endeavors.

A complete listing of information, program requirements, and enrollment forms can be found on the forms page.

ICCI is a project that has been made possible with support from the
Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development