Keeping creativity alive in higher education.

At the Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) at ArtStreet, we seek to empower a forward-thinking 21st century student with the ability to confidently develop the imaginative and creative skills necessary to excel and impact today’s innovative and global workforce regardless of degree focus.

IACT is home to the nation’s first undergraduate certificate in Applied Creativity for Transformation. Open to undergraduate students of any major, the certificate is a first step in achieving the University of Dayton’s vision of innovation, applied creativity, entrepreneurship and community engagement for the common good.

The IACT curriculum introduces students to the creative competencies that today’s job market demands — critical perspective, complex problem solving and collaboration with others — while applying those same skills to the students’ diverse disciplines of study. Through the introduction of creative theory, critical perspective and innovative immersions within collaborative problem-solving, the students' perceptions of what is and what can be in their field of study and the world they live in will broaden in creative, critical and innovative ways.



Through the introduction of applied creative theory including transdisciplinary education examples and humanity-centered design exercises, students' ideas of what is and what can be in their field of study and the world they live in will broaden in imaginative, critical and innovative ways.


When one’s disciplines of study fuses with growing critical perspective, students develop the applied creative acumen to see the broad and diverse set of solutions in front of them and make leaps, trust their intuition, and challenge solutions regardless of the failure/success binary.


The fearless practice of seeing the world in complex ways and experimenting with improbable materials in seeking imaginative, unexpected and innovative solutions for multiple professional outcomes.


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Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) at ArtStreet

ArtStreet is located on the 300 block of Kiefaber St. 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2620