M.A. in Engaged Humanities & the Creative Life
Join us for the upcoming teleconference, Living and Creating in The Symbolic Life with Dr. Susan Rowland and members of the M.A. Engaged Humanities and Creative Life Program. The teleconference will be a lively dialogue discussing the program's work with symbols and myth, as it develops the relationship of depth psychology with/as humanities. By looking at humanities through a lens of depth psychology, we aim to showcase how students in the program are able to realize their own personal myth, contributing to the world a more engaged, innate, and embodied form of learning. To sign up for this one-of-a-kind teleconference, please register here.
What does it mean to live a creative life? How can one contribute to the leap in human spirit of our times, and move forward in awe? This one-of-a-kind degree program is dedicated to exploring these questions and expanding the answers. In today's rapidly changing world, we are constantly called to yield to a new creative movementâ€”as Joseph Campbell writesâ€”to recreate all fields and invent new forms, structures, designs, and products that address the needs of our era. Campbell says, "we are participating in one of the very greatest leaps of the human spirit," fueled by the creative impulses manifested by new sciences, technology, the arts, and humanities, and democratized by the internet.
The program culminates in the completion of a creative project or portfolio.
Students in the M.A. in Engaged Humanities & the Creative Life program:
- Discover strategies for tapping into the deep well of the collective unconscious as a source of creativity.
- Study how people working in any creative capacity inspire and influence each other.
- Increase their generativity and cultivate their aesthetic sensibility and sensitivity by being in constant conversation about the creative life with faculty and peers, with great literature, classic films, and works of art spanning diverse genres, cultures, and periods of time.
- Find rich sources of inspiration in the humanities, including the study of mythology, philosophy, psychology, history, literature, and ecology as they affect the art and craft of living and working artfully.
- Complete two substantial creative projects and reflect upon their creative process.
- Receive a degree that expands their vocational options and opens up new career possibilities.
Featured Blog Posts and Multi-Media
-The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Evolutionary Complexity and Jung
-Overview of the program's foundations, what types of student's it attracts, and a course sampling (mp3)
-Recent teleconference on Image as a Sign & Symbol (mp3)
-The online/hybrid learning format: An Introduction (mp3)