Creativity & Change - Crawford College of Art & Design

MTU - Crawford College of Art & Design Cork

Creativity & Change - Crawford College of Art & Design

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

Are you passionate about change?
Do you believe that everyone can make a difference in the world?
Do you believe that we need creativity to challenge the issues that face us?
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?

Subjects taught

What you can expect from the programme:

Participate in a transformative experience in global citizenship education
Examine your place in our interconnected, rapidly-changing and unequal world
Explore issues affecting the world and make connections between local and global
Reflect on the values, actions and behaviours of global citizens
Develop skills in facilitating meaningful dialogue, collaborative arts processes and transformative learning
Boost your creative confidence through participating in workshops including movement, theatre and street art
Put your learning and passion into practice to engage others on a journey of transformation and growth as global citizens
Build a toolkit of exercises to design and facilitate learning processes to nurture global citizenship
Apply Design Thinking to develop creative actions in imaginative learning environments
Connect your passions to take action for change
Recognise that small actions can have big impacts
Plug into a network of people passionate about creativity, learning and changemaking

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants for this course should note that it is a Level 9 (normally postgraduate) course, so there is an expectation that they will have a first degree or equivalent experience. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview, to ensure that there is a good match between their aspirations and the course.

Application dates

Applicants should note that this is a Level 9 postgraduate course, so there is an expectation that they will have a primary degree and/or relevant experience. Applicants will be asked to submit an application statement to assess their suitability for the programme and may be asked to attend a brief interview.

In some cases, in lieu of an undergraduate qualification, applicants will be asked to submit a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) portfolio outlining their experience, with support from MTU’s RPL Department.




The course runs for two semesters, across 9 weekends, from September to May.


€680. This course is supported by Irish Aid's Development Education funds and is therefore offered at this subsidised rate.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime,Weekend

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