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Creative
Thought
Matters
Creativity is at our core
 
 
Creativity is at our core.

It empowers us to combine different ideas, try new things and look at the world from a wide range of perspectives. Not just in the arts but in science, business, economics, the humanities and every other endeavor. We have an altogether different way of doing things at Skidmore, and it all starts with our commitment to creative thinking.

Here, more than anything, Creative Thought Matters.

PRESIDENT PHILIP A. GLOTZBACH
 
 
Genuine creativity requires rigor of thought and practice that connects knowledge and imagination with discipline. The more we develop our students’ capacity to make that connection, the more they will be able to respond to the world in ways that truly matter.
Philip A. Glotzbach

YOU JUST HAVE TO SEE IT.


True creativity is hard to define but you know it when you see it. Watch how Skidmore students, faculty and alumni bring creative thought to life everyday through their studies, research and work.

 

What does "Creative Thought Matters" mean?

Anyone you ask this question at Skidmore will have a slightly different answer. And each one will still be exactly right. It means something a little different to each of us.

Bob Turner

Associate Professor of Politcal Science

Bob Turner

Bob Turner

Associate Professor of Political Science

"Creative Thought Matters means a willingness to push intellectual boundaries. There are no safe or easy answers. I tell my students they need to know this, not because it is on an exam, but because that’s what it takes to be an effective advocate in the real world."

Emilie Bode

Exercise Science and Education

Emilie Bode

Emilie Bode

Exercise Science and Education

"I think creativity requires problem-solving and developing new ideas. I also believe the best ideas are generated in groups. Creative Thought Matters is the environment Skidmore fosters to provide a learning experience filled with inquiry, participation, and growth."

Chase Ta

Business and Economics

Chase Ta

Chase Ta

Business and Economics

"Creative thought matters is more of a mentality that all Skidmore students embrace, essentially that you can be whoever you want to be, do whatever you want to do. It’s not a slogan. I’ve been able to use it in all aspects of my Skidmore experience, in class, in my social life, even in planning my future."

Making the connection.

A liberal arts education prepares you to see a world of possibilities ... but it’s just the start.

See all the places Skidmore students go with their majors.

Creative Thought Works
See how Skidmore alumni are putting creative thought to work in their fields, their passions and the world in which we live.
 
Courtney Mattison
'08
  • Courtney Mattison
  • Dan Marino
  • Christina Ryba
"I had the unique freedom at Skidmore to dive into a major of my own design, where I could investigate how art and marine biology inform one another. The chance to go crazy and study my exact interests was incredible."
Courtney Mattison '08
Artist and Ocean Advocate
Dan Marino
'06
  • Courtney Mattison
  • Dan Marino
  • Christina Ryba
"Study what excites you. Don't worry how different two areas of study appear. There's always a connection to be made or a new idea sparked. Find something that excites, and you'll use your liberal arts education."
Dan Marino ‘06
Head of Operations, Freight Farms
Christina Ryba
'98
  • Courtney Mattison
  • Dan Marino
  • Christina Ryba
"Even though I was an economics major, I was also able to take piano lessons each semester and play the viola in the orchestra. I recommend that you enjoy all of the diverse course offerings that Skidmore has to offer."
Christina Ryba ’98
NYS Supreme Court Judge