University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

The New West: Art and the Environment Certificate

Art provides a critical lens to explore the history, use, and contemporary stewardship of western American lands. Working independently and collaboratively in hands-on research, students will study in the field, studio, seminar, and lecture. This certificate is appropriate for students from a wide range of disciplines. Students learn visual expression skills for innovative interpretations and positive solutions.

Students are admitted to the New West Certificate by completion of application. The application is posted on line through the School of Visual and Media Arts website.

Post-secondary Certificate - The New West: Art and the Environment Certificate


Required Courses12
Total Hours12

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Required Courses

Complete 12 credits of the following courses:12
Open Range: Land Art and the American Consciousness
Environmental Drawing
Painting II
Sculpture II
Creative Writing: Nonfiction, New West: From This Point
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-