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Creative Thinking

Creative thinking is consistently rated as one of the top ten most important skills of the coming decades. Why? In a world changing as constantly as ours, you need to be able to move beyond the way you’ve always done things and approach problems from a new perspective. Completing this Creative Thinking online short course will change the way you see problems in business and lay the runway for implementing better solutions.

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Approved by the Marketing Association of South Africa and contributor to CPD points

A critical skill necessary to find new solutions to modern problems

This course is designed to start developing this critical human skill, which can be applied to all facets of life and work. It will be interactive and interesting, with engaging notes, mini-quizzes to test yourself along the way, and videos that enrich the course notes. It focuses on giving you the skills to ideate, grow your ability to think creatively, and turn your ideas into innovative solutions

Do better business

Add stronger critical thinking skills to your leadership and learn to think more creatively about solving issues

Learn from top creative minds

Our lecturers are industry leaders and bring wealth of experience to the classroom.

Get creative again

This course is built to help you apply imaginative creative skills to real problems, with an emphasis on thinking outside the box.

Find gainful employment

Be recognised with an industry centric Red & Yellow certificate, giving you a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills.

How Red & Yellow courses are designed to future-proof your career

Our courses are designed to accelerate opportunities and give a boost to your CV. Top businesses across industries recognise Red & Yellow graduates as having the practical skills and the theoretical background to hit the ground running with confidence and creative flair.

What you’ll learn:

  • Differentiate between creativity and innovation and understand the importance of each

  • Apply the design-thinking process to enhance creativity

  • Use a number of ideation techniques, including lateral thinking, brainstorming, root-cause analysis, mind mapping, and many more

  • Take practical steps to implement your creative idea

  • Generate alternate solutions and choose the best one

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Course curriculum:

Module 01

Creativity vs Innovation

Module 02

Creativity and Design Thinking

Module 03

Developing Ideas

Module 04

Implementing Creative Ideas

Who you’ll meet

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

A'isha Dollie


A’isha Dollie strives to make art & design education fun, accessible and meaningful! A lecturer who practices what she preaches, striving for life-long learning & a balanced lifestyle. A life dedicated to teaching, learning, creating, and exploring. She has a BA Visual Comms Design, PGCE Specialising in Further Education & Training, and a PGDip Educational Tech.

Carmen Schaefer

Head of Academics

Carmen began her career as a graphic designer in the fast-paced world of advertising. Since then she has been lucky enough to have been involved in the education of South Africa’s most talented young creatives for the past 20 years. She currently leads the academic team at Red & Yellow and is committed to growing Red & Yellow into the most creative business school in the world. She also authors the annual employability report.

“Thank you Team Red & Yellow for the knowledge. It’s only been a few months and I can see a difference in the way I think regarding advertising and marketing in the digital realm.”

Nadine Botes

Ogilvy – Senior Creative Specialist in Retail Marketing and Advertising