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Creativity & Change

This accredited Special Purpose Award programme targets educators, 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 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

Certificate in Creativity & Change, 20 ECTS credits (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

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.


Location: 46 Grand Parade. The course runs over 8 weekends September to May.

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Jessica Carson
T: 021 433 5249


T: 021 433 5040 E:

Opening hours
First Three Weeks of Semester 1:
Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 7.00pm
9.30am – 12.30pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

During term:
Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 4.00pm
9.30am – 12.30pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Outside of term:
Monday – Friday
9.30am – 12.30pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm


Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
8.30am – 12.30pm; 2.00pm – 4.30pm
8.30am – 12.30pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Accounts/Course Fees
T: 021 433 5440 E:

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 4.00pm
9.30am – 1.00pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

CIT Bishopstown T: 021 432 6100
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design T: 021 433 5200
CIT Cork School of Music T: 021 480 7300
National Maritime College of Ireland T: 021 433 5600

Course fee

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

Enrolment and start dates

Information Evening
Institute staff will be in attendance during each session to offer career guidance and assistance.

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.

The Information Evening for the academic year beginning September 2019 will take place from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business: Business Studies, Accounting, Management, Designing Innovative Services, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business with Aviation Studies, and Sales Strategy.

Humanities: Cookery, Hospitality Management, Bar Operations, Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Play Therapy.

Media: TV Production, PR with New Media, E-learning Design and Development, and Digital Media Design and Development.

Wednesday 4th September 2019
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, Brewing & Distilling, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, and Automation & Control Systems.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.

Course & Module Information, and to apply online, visit

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