B.A in Art and Environment

Visual arts meets the environment

The Art and Environment degree at Unity College provides the extraordinary experience of studying studio art within the context of environmental education.

Hawk and Handsaw, The Journal of Creative Sustainability

Hawk and Handsaw, The Journal of Creative Sustainability

B.A. in Art and Environment

At Unity, you will engage in a rigorous examination of the natural world through a creative lens. You’ll find inspiration in the cultural, artistic, and natural landscape of midcoast Maine—a gorgeous region revered by local artists and an ideal setting for exploration of environmental art. Through our environmental art apprenticeship program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn alongside these experienced artists to develop and enhance your skills.

Whether you seek graduate study or a professional career in the visual arts, Unity’s art and environment major will help you follow your passion.

Art and Environment Program Highlights

Define Your Area of Study

In addition to liberal arts foundation courses from our Environmental Citizen Curriculum, studio art studies include exploring and specializing in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, film, digital media production, and photography. You’ll participate in an apprenticeship your junior year and finish your senior year with an exhibition of self-designed artwork.

Students in our Art and Environment program typically pursue a double major, finding that the artistic skills they develop in the studio complement the scientific learning of another major.

Hawk & Handsaw – The Journal of Creative Sustainability is Unity College’s literary and visual arts journal featuring works that interpret and redefine notions of sustainability. Students enrolled in the Art & Environment major have opportunities to contribute to the journal as an artist, or might work behind the scenes with faculty to design and produce the monthly features.

Careers in Art and Environment

Unity’s environmental art major provides you with a wide range of options to pursue your passion.

Our art and environment graduates go on to become professional artists, illustrators, filmmakers, photographers, teachers, web designers, and museum employees among other exciting and fulfilling professions.

The art and environment major also complements other career paths such as field researcher and outdoor education professional.

Discover the many ways Unity Career Services can help you reach your career goals.

Our Expert Faculty

Our accomplished faculty are dedicated to helping you drive real change through leading-edge knowledge and expertise.

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Unity College Admissions

To learn more about our academic programs and discuss your areas of interest, contact Unity College Admissions. We look forward to hearing from you!