About the Minor

The minor in Creative Practice for Social Change provides students with a deeper understanding of how to use creative practices in art, design, and architecture to address systemic economic, environmental, and social challenges. Creativity is an essential component of social change, particularly in creating new systems and solutions, understanding the fundamental constraints of a challenge, and leading the process of change. Creative practice can encompass a broad array of production methods, including printmaking, sculpture, fashion design, communication design, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and performance, among others. This minor is available to students who enrolled in fall 2017 or later.

Total Credit Requirements

A total of 15 credits, including the required seminar, Design in Social Systems (3 credits) and courses from the pre-selected menu of coursework (12 credits).

Single Counted Credits

At least 12 credits must be taken for the minor only and cannot be double-counted toward another major or minor. Only 3 credits may double-count toward another major or minor. 

Credits Outside Sam Fox

No more than 3 credits may be taken outside of the Sam Fox School.

Minor Requirements

  • A total of 15 credits, including the required seminar, Design in Social Systems (3 credits) and courses from the pre-selected menu of coursework (12 credits).
  • At least 12 credits must be taken for the minor only and cannot be double-counted toward another major or minor. Only 3 credits may double-count toward another major or minor. 
  • No individual course may count more than once toward the minor.
  • No more than 3 credits may be taken outside of the Sam Fox School. 

Download a full list of eligible courses here

Contact assistant professor Penina Acayo Laker with any advising questions.