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Art and Environment

Bachelor of Arts

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


Graduates who have secure employment or are in grad school within six months of graduation


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First college in the nation to divest from fossil fuels

Art and Environment Program Highlights

Small classes
Studio classes are capped at 15 students.
Our apprenticeship program allows students to learn alongside experienced environmental artists.
Double Major
Our flexible major allows for complementary courses of study within another major.
Art Skills
Studio art skills complement scientific learning.
Rewarding Careers
Careers for majors include a range of rewarding and interesting options.
Our Unique Location
The natural and cultural landscape of Maine is extraordinary with its lakes, forests, dramatic coastline, and impressive population of working environmental artists.

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.

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.

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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!