Creative City (Certificate)

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Do you daydream of revitalizing your community and city? Improving others' lives? This program taps into your inherent potential for culture innovation, place-making, and social and economic entrepreneurship.

Students explore best practices in a global context and develop asset-based proposals for specific locales including implementation plans.

The creative city certificate adds value to other majors as well as work and life experience for students aspiring to assume leadership roles in improving quality of life, specifically by enhancing quality of place.

Cities are centers of human creativity and cultural innovation; they both attract and breed these qualities of urban areas. Such creativity and innovation are apparent in the vitality of the arts as well as that of businesses (large and small), research (basic and applied) and the everyday life unique to any given locale. These are the ingredients that make places sustainable, economically, socially and environmentally, by endowing a sense of place along with a sense of community.

This certificate also serves professionals in the community working in the areas of community development, land-use law, parks and recreation, philanthropy, planning, public art, urban governance and others.

Flexible class times and locations make the program a viable option for those unable to attend classes during the day.

At A Glance

Creative City (Certificate)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The creative city certificate consists of 15 credit hours of coursework. All courses must be taken at ASU.
Required Core Courses -- 6 credit hours
Elective Courses -- 9 credit hours
A "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better is required in all coursework.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.