M.A. in Engaged Humanities & the Creative Life
Join us on Tuesday, August 11 at 3 p.m. P.D.T. for the interactive teleconference Shamanic Art: New Visions of the Poetry of Nature through Haiku with Dr. Susan Rowland, Alumnae Kaylen N., and current students Kate N. and Mariangelica D. Whereas the traditional artist works upon materials, the shaman, deeply embraced by nature, works within them. For this interactive teleconference we wish to demonstrate the program's use of shamanic practices through an interactive haiku exercise. For more information and to register visit the teleconference registeration page 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 movementÃ¢â‚¬"as Joseph Campbell writesÃ¢â‚¬"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.
Personal growth through Humanities and Creativity
Why study the Humanities?
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)