The Certificate in Creative Expression offers students the opportunity to enhance their existing education. When taken as a stand-alone certificate program, it is considered non-academic program.  As such it does not qualify for financial aid. Courses taken through this certificate program may be integrated into the MATP degree program at a later time.

Students in this stand-alone certificate program take courses with students specializing in Creativity and Innovation. The stand-alone program is a 3-6 quarter, 19-unit program that provides an educational background consistent with the requirements necessary to apply for Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator (REACE) credential through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA); students will need additional experiences and supervision upon graduation for credentialing. In this certificate students learn how to help others to work creatively through the arts to use creative thinking skills, and to “think outside of the box” to solve problems and make decisions. This certificate is easily applied to education, organizations, corporations, hospitals, schools and working with individuals.

The Specialization in Creativity and Innovation:

  • Provides a general background in the theories and practices of creativity and creative process.
  • Provides opportunities for students to cultivate art based spiritual practices and practice transpersonal qualities.
  • Prepares students to apply theories, principles and practices of creativity and creative process in their professional lives.
  • Provides experiences for students to embody learning about creativity and creative process using multiple ways of knowing.
  • Encourages students to appreciate and embrace world wisdom approaches, diversity, and ecological consciousness within the field of creativity.
  • Supports students’ journey toward professional leadership in creativity in service to the broader community.

Course Requirements

  • Transpersonal Approaches to Creative Expression (3.0)
  • Creative Expression and Transformation (3.0)
  • Ways of Knowing (3.0)
  • Spiritual Practice Class: Choose One (3.0)
    • Eco-Spirituality
    • Contemplative Mind
    • Transpersonal Approaches to Dreams and Dreaming
    • Contemplative Practices: Paths toward Conscious Evolution
  • Professional Specialization Practicum I & II (3.0)
  • Choose one additional elective (3.0)
    • Creative and Conscious Aging
    • Transpersonal Approaches to Dreams and Dreaming
    • Contemplative Mind
    • Eco-spirituality
  • Showcase Portfolio (1.0)

Total Units:  19

Students who have successfully completed this program will receive a Certificate in Creative Expression.