Creativity Core Curriculum

The Curriculum

All exceptional endeavors and every academic discipline require human creativity. The Jefferson Creativity Core Curriculum will help you to expand your creative capacity so that you are equipped to work on the world’s most complex problems in whatever discipline you choose.


Creative Making Workshops

As a key to the Creativity Core Curriculum, our workshops—which require no prior topic knowledge—provide students with the opportunity and resources to experiment in a risk-free environment in absence of expectations and deadlines.

I felt that we were able to express ourselves in a way other classes don’t have the space for.


I liked how there was a real example directly correlated with every concept – it really helped me conceptualize the concepts I was familiar with – The teacher was engaging and passionate about this topic.


Frequently Asked Questions

From answering how your intended major relates to the Creativity Core Curriculum, to how we incorporate the curriculum into a first-year experience and throughout your time at Jefferson, our FAQs address many of your questions.

Creativity Core Curriculum by the Numbers

Facts & Figures

Creative Making Workshops in 2022-23


Number of workshops to address diversity, equity and inclusion goals


Students served by the curriculum in 2022-23

Student juggling on Jefferson's East Falls campus
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Creativity Core Curriculum Encourages Lifelong Learning

As the curriculum expands, Jefferson is helping students to step outside their comfort zones through courses that include DEC Frameworks, Media Writing, Design I, Conspiracy Theories and Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences.


Nexus Learning

At Jefferson, we've always believed we needed to create the professionals of the future. (We've been doing it since 1884.) Our method? We call it Nexus Learning™ - our signature approach that is making Jefferson a transformative force in higher education. We are preparing students for the future of work by ensuring development of critical skills employers seek for tomorrow’s work place.


The Hallmarks Program for General Education

Jefferson’s general education program for pre-professional students is a carefully designed sequence of courses that all Jefferson undergraduate students complete. These 40 credits of cumulative general education build the essential skills to prepare you for your career throughout your undergraduate years.