In the borderland between human suffering and human possibility we find artists, cultural workers, justice-seekers and peace-builders acting with courage, beauty, compassion and power. Brandeis™ minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) will engage you in interdisciplinary exploration of the stories, the people, the actions and the artworks that animate this boundary.

Twenty-first century leaders will be called upon to engage creatively with the large-scale inter-related environmental, political and economic challenges that will confront communities around the world. Through courses where you can explore theory and practice at the nexus of the arts, creativity, social justice and peace, the CAST minor will challenge and support you to develop the capacity for resilience for "bouncing back" intellectually, culturally, ethically, emotionally and spiritually.

By joining CAST™s community of inquiry, and by taking courses in the humanities, the arts, and social sciences, you will become prepared for careers and vocations that link your talents and interests in creativity and the arts with your concerns for the needs of communities, and for social justice and peace.

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The Future of the Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation Field

A panel discussion with leading thinkers from Argentina, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Kenya, Pakistan

Tuesday, September 4
4:00 - 6:00pm

International Lounge, Usdan

The Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) community welcomes students and faculty to a new semester, and welcomes Dr. Babu Ayindo to campus for the fall. All are welcome to a discussion and reception featuring international artists and peace builders who are visiting Brandeis as part of the IMPACT initiative. This open session of CAST 150b features leading figures in the global Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation field, including.... Read more.

Minor Requirements

Interested in the Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation minor? Find out what courses you'll need to complete.