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

College of the Arts and Media

Catalog Year: 2022-23


Required Courses12
Total Hours12

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
ARTH 444Open Range: Land Art and the American Consciousness3
ARTZ 394Seminar (Environmental Drawing)3
ARTZ 410Advanced Research- Drawing3
ARTZ 420Advanced Research- Painting3
ARTZ 451Advanced Research- Sculpture3
CRWR 424Creative Writing: Nonfiction, New West: From This Point3
FILM 481Advanced Studies in Film3
Total Hours21

Minimum Required Grade: C-