Fall 2024 Course Offerings

Courses for the Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation minor are from the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences.

View the Fall 2024 CAST offerings.

View the Fall 2024 Schedule on the Registrar's website. 

Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST):

Learn about art-making. Learn to harness community power. Collaborate with teams of people from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Become aware of yourself as a listener, and listen with qualities of presence that elicit difficult-to-tell stories. Identify sources of resilience.

Become a CAST minor. Learn about the projects of CAST minors who have come before

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Aviva Davis '21 - Project: hosting of monthly Zoom conversations featuring a different Jewish creator of color each month to shine a much needed spotlight on the diversity of the Jewish community and to combat the microaggressions Jews of color face in their daily lives. Scroll through to meet other former CAST students.

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Anna Cass '21 - Project: "Voices of Comedy" - the production of a multi event program that brought standup comics from diverse backgrounds together for a show and workshops at Brandeis.

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Rasheed Peters '20 - Project: "At the Heart of it All" - a video and monologue reflecting on Rasheed's work as a storyteller.

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Haia R'nana Bchiri '20 - Project: "Comfort: Food" - a book of poetry and recipes paired with a senior thesis about mother-daughter relationships and the role of theatre in the Western family structure.

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Zoë Rose '20 - Project: "Zoë Rose Spills Her Guts" - a one-woman show about exploring identity.

CAST Commitments, in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

The interdisciplinary program in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) condemns white supremacy, anti-Black violence, police brutality, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the many additional everyday violences against Black people through which individuals, groups, and institutions in the United States perpetuate the legacy of slavery and benefit from doing so. Read more.

Minor Requirements

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

Marcelo Brociner

Learn how this budding hip-hop artist was inspired by a project in his first Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation course.

Read more about Marcelo on Brandeis Now