Immerse yourself in a world of creative possibility with composer, professor and creativity scholar Anthony Brandt, co-author of “The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World.” This course provides a primer on human creativity, offering insights and practical strategies to enhance creativity across fields. Explore why humans have such great capacity for creativity. Consider the role of evolution, neuroscience and our social relationships in sparking imaginative thought and action. Learn a variety of approaches that may deepen your creative thinking and practice. Explore the challenges of creating in the larger world, examining why some ideas fail and others succeed. You are invited to experiment with the strategies explored in this course in an optional, hands-on, out-of-class assignment. The final session will include a discussion and showcase of participants’ creative explorations. No artistic experience is required, and people who do not consider themselves creative are encouraged to take part.


  • Moody Center for the Arts
  • Rice University Humanities Research Center
  • Rice University Shepherd School of Music



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Section Title
Creativity Up Close: Creative Process and Practice
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Mar 24, 2020 to Apr 21, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Rice Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $195.00
Section Notes
Limited Enrollment. Last class on April 21 will be 6:30 to 9 p.m.


Refund Policy

A 10 percent processing fee will be subtracted from all refunds. Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 days prior to the class start date. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline must be made in writing to gscs@rice.edu.