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Course Details

Creativity & Change

A programme for change-makers, activists, artists, community workers, adult educators, youth workers, volunteers and anyone who is interested how creative engagement can nurture global citizenship and empathic action around local and global justice themes.


Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_ACRCH_9
  • Field of StudyArt,Applied Art
  • Type of CourseSpecial Purpose Award
  • Type of QualificationSpecial Purpose Award
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date30th July 2020
  • DurationOne Academic Year (Part-time. 2 weekend days / month Sept to May)
  • Level9
  • LocationCIT Crawford College of Art & Design
  • Fees

    The course fee is yet to be confirmed subject to outcome of an application to Irish Aid’s Development Education funds. To give an indication the subsidised course fee for the last years until 18/19 has been €680. Information will be updated here when we have the outcome of the application.

This course is offered by the CIT CCAD Department of Arts in Health and Education, and is located at 46 Grand Parade, Cork.

 

The course fee for 2020/2021 is €680. This is a subsidised fee that is made possible by the support of a grant from Irish Aid's Development Education unit.

 

Accreditation

Special Purpose Award: 20 credits (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

 

Duration

The course runs over 8 weekends Sept – May.

Target Group

Programme targets change- makers, activists, artists, community workers, adult educators, youth workers, volunteers and anyone who is interested how creative engagement can nurture global citizenship and empathic action around local and global justice themes.

 

The programme is designed for people who can say ‘YES’ to the following questions.

  • Are you an passionate about change?
  • Do you believe that you can make a difference in the world?
  • Do you believe that we need creativity to think in new ways about the challenges that face the world?
  • Are you curious about how creative processes and learning environments can transform how people engage with the world around them?
  • Do you want to build skills to bring others on a journey of transformation and growth as global citizens.

What you can expect from the programme
  • Participate in a transformative learning experience
  • Explore your place in our interconnected, rapidly-changing and unequal world
  • Connect your passions for change
  • Discover connections between  the local to the Global.
  • Recognise that small actions can have big impacts
  • Reflect on your values actions and behaviours of Global citizens
  • Boost your confidence in your own creativity
  • Innovate as you put your learning and passion into practice to engage others on a journey of transformation and growth as global citizens.
  • Develop skills in facilitating meaningful dialogue, collaborative and transformative learning
  • Build a tool kit of exercises to design learning processes to nurture global citizenship.
  • Apply design thinking to creating  imaginative learning environments and opportunities in wide range of contexts, from a workshop setting to a festival to the street.
  • Plug into a network of people passionate about creativity learning and change in the world.

Applicants should have a Level 8 qualification on the National Framework of Qualification in a relevant field, or equivalent experience connected to courses themes.

 

 

How to Apply

We are accepting applications for 2020/2021

This programme will run subject to sufficient student numbers and course fee will be subject to receipt of subsidy from Irish Aid.

 

Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

 

Places on this programme are offered to suitable applicants on a rolling basis and will close once we reach the maximum participant number. In recent years, we have had a high number of applicants and have not been in a position to offer all suitable applicants places. It is therefore in your interest to apply as early as possible for the programme to avoid disappointment.

 

Before you click on the Apply Online button please read the following information carefully.

The online application gathers the general information required for CIT for all courses across the college.

 

In order to assess your application these essential additional documents specific to application for this programme need to be uploaded to the “Supporting Documentation” section of the application

  • Your CV.
  • A word file with application statement including the following.
    • What are some of the local and global justice topics that you are most passionate about learning about and engaging others with? (100 words)
    • Why are you motivated to do this course? (100 words)
    • In what contexts would you like to apply what you learn? (100 words)
    • What is your experience and interest in creativity and creative processes? (100 words)
    • What is your experience if any in engaging in community and learning contexts either in paid or voluntary capacities? (100 words)

 

Module one ‘Thematic Creative Engagement’ considers the role of creativity in learning and its contribution to enabling engagement with knowledge, attitudes, values and behaviours of global citizens. It engages learners with a range of models and concepts of learning related to Development Education and Education for Global citizenship. Learners will engage with a range of global justice themes and topics related to local and global interconnectedness. They will also engage with a wide range of creative tools and methods. The module will require a deep critical personal engagement and self-reflection, developing personal perspective as a global citizen and connecting with values and themes. The learners will critically engage with the learning environment of the programme and their personal approach and style as learners in view of applying this learning to their practice.

 

Module 2 ‘Application to Practice’ builds on on the experiential learning process of the ‘Thematic Creative Engagement’ module. Learners will consider the application of their learning in professional practice. They will apply their learning in design and delivery of live projects that provide learning experiences for others and be given space for personal and peer reflection on their practice.

The course fee is yet to be confirmed subject to outcome of an application to Irish Aid’s Development Education funds. To give an indication the subsidised course fee for the last years until 18/19 has been €680. Information will be updated here when we have the outcome of the application.

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
     
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

     

  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

     
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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