New Minor: Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation

October 21st, 2014

Brandeis has a new interdisciplinary minor named Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation, or CAST!

The minor tackles the issue about how we understand the connections among creativity, the arts, and social change. The program offers a coherent academic sequence where students can explore theory and practice of social change by using art and creativity. It challenges students to engage and reflect on aesthetic, interpretive, and analytical knowledge interpretation and present this information in creative, written, oral, and performative ways. Students learn social change practices, theories of change, social justice, and ethical dilemmas. Ultimately, they learn how in their futures, they can support communities to live creativity, sustainably, non-violently, and ethically.

The new minor is being “launched” with a conversation on Tuesday, October 28th from 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm in the SCC Multipurpose Room. Dean Jamele Adams will be presenting spoken word and students and faculty of CAST committees will be sharing work at the nexus of art, culture, justice, and peace! Join the conversation and have your questions answered about the new program, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP by Thursday, October 23rd here!

Learn more about the minor at!