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Art for everybody's sake

Art makes things happen. It bridges cultures and forges understanding. It sparks conversation and inspires creativity. Since our founding, the arts have played an important role in our commitment to global citizenship and social change.

A community of artists and scholars

Brandeis is one of New England’s premier arts centers, featuring live music and theater year-round, one of the nation’s foremost collections of modern art at the Rose Art Museum and our annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, as well as degree programs in the creative arts.

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Division of Creative Arts

Brandeis offers majors and minors in music, theater arts, fine arts, as well as in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation. You can find our arts alumni on Broadway, in Hollywood, leading museums and performing in concert halls worldwide.

Visit the Division of Creative Arts

Greater Boston arts

Brandeis is just nine miles from Boston, one of the nation’s best cities to hear music, see theater, and explore museums. Be sure to visit the Museum of Fine Arts (undergraduates get free admission with Brandeis ID), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Ballet, and the American Repertory Theatre. The ArtsBoston Calendar is a comprehensive guide to current arts events.

Even closer to Brandeis, you’ll find cultural destinations such as the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College and the Gropius House.