A graphical representation of individual creativity and personal expression


Touted by the World Economic Forum as the #1 job skill for the future, creativity is essential for developing strategies to navigate our ever-changing world. Encouraging our students to be inventive, adaptable, and courageous enables them to face inevitable challenges and find new pathways to success in any field or endeavor. Our mission is to cultivate creative minds who become innovative leaders and active and engaged citizens. 


We offer courses in dance, drawing, painting, writing, storytelling, cinema studies, digital art, pop culture, and music, as well as a range of popular A&S Gen Ed classes such as anthropology, economics, math, nutrition, and philosophy. ALL of our classes satisfy A&S Gen Ed or major requirements and are taught by dynamic faculty specializing in the first-year experience.


We build community through small classes, engaged faculty, and a range of inclusive, co-curricular activities such as Sushi Night, our famous Art Melt Ice Cream Social, and monthly diversity celebrations such as Lunar New Year, African drumming, and Drag Queen Bingo, as well as visits to museums, theater performances, and movie nights. Each semester culminates in a Celebration of the Arts, showcasing student work 

Students who choose Creative Minds RAP are required to take at least one course in the RAP each semester. There is an annual non-refundable fee for participation. The RAP has a limited number of need-based scholarships to help cover the fee, and interested students should contact Creative Minds RAP for guidance in applying.