The Creative Minds RAP is a vibrant living and learning community that unites classes exploring a variety of art disciplines with diverse courses fulfilling A&S general education and major requirements. We are dedicated to our core mission "Creativity: Curriculum: Community" and our motto "Where creative minds come alive."

Creativity, 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.  We encourage our students to be inventive, adaptable and courageous by enabling them to face inevitable challenges and find new pathways to success in any field or endeavor. Our mission is to cultivate creative minds to become innovative leaders while being active and engaged citizens.  

Our curriculum includes 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.

The Creative Minds RAP builds 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.