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Program overview
3 months
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
7,900 USD
Start dates
22 June 2020  (English)
04 January 2021  (English)
21 June 2021  (English)

Program description

ACP Creativity & Product Development

Capitalizing on innovation is essential to business growth, and knowing how to do so is essential to personal career growth. Addressing the developing needs of innovative organizations, this forward-thinking program focuses on design thinking and the nurturing of creative cultures within organizations for entrepreneurs. Students will learn to think about designing new products or creative updates to existing products, the logistics of implementing those ideas, and how to do it all in the corporate environment or entrepreneurial space. Designed with the promising creative professional in mind, this course series provides an intensive examination of the scope of demands of real-world innovation and product development, whether tangible object, system or service.

Admission requirements

This program is beneficial for those coming from several different backgrounds: international students and professionals who are pursuing innovative ventures; entrepreneurs who are challenged to find creative niches and problem-solving solutions; motivated individuals looking to start up a new project or way to handle their usual projects. This program will equip all of those in both creative and product design fields to approach business in a new way.

Evidence of a university degree and/or substantial academic or professional experience
Demonstration of English language proficiency (one of the options below). Please submit scores from tests taken within the past two years English proficiency tests accepted

  • 71 iBT TOEFL
  • 530 PBT TOEFL or 17 on each section
  • 685 TOEIC
  • 6.0 IELTS
  • B2 CEFR or ISE
  • 3.5 iTEP
  • 50 Pearson Academic
  • Advanced Cambridge
  • EIKEN Japanese Test in Practical English “Grade pre-1”
  • GEPT “High-Intermediate”
  • Completion of English language school
  • UCI 10-Week Intensive ESL: Level 5
  • Kaplan International: Higher Intermediate
  • FLS International: Level 16
  • ELS Language Centers: Level 112

University degree was completed in the U.S., Australia, U.K., or another country where instruction was taught in English. Students must be at least 18 years of age or older

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Program content


  • Introduction to Creativity and Innovation
  • Design Thinking Spring
  • Managing Product Development Projects
  • Leading Product Development Teams
  • Innovation and Business Ventures
  • Strategic Pitching, Networking and Marketing

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University of California Irvine, Division of Continuing Education

University of California Irvine, Division of Continuing Education

WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY, INCOMPARABLE LOCATIONFounded in 1965, UCI is renowned for its strength as a major research university. We are located in a dynamic U.S. business environment and in one of the most beautiful and vibrant regions in Southern California—Orange County, famously known...

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Contact info

University of California Irvine, Division of Continuing Education

Pereira Drive, West of East Peltason Dr.
92697-5700 Irvine
United States of America

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