Cultural and Artistic Practice for Environmental and Social Justice

Cultural and Artistic Practice for Environmental and Social Justice

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Certificates allow you to complete a specific group of university courses (for credit) as either part of your degree studies or separately. Additional details on certificates are available here.

The Certificate in Cultural and Artistic Practices for Environmental and Social Justice (CAP) prepares students to collaborate with communities to make art of all forms, to express diverse identities, to explore and take action on social and environmental issues.

The first of its kind in Canada, this certificate allows you to develop creative artistic skills, deepen your social analysis and learn to work collaboratively with community arts groups. You will gain real-world experience in placements with local cultural agencies and community organizations.

This certificate will teach you to use art as a tool for expressing diverse identities, for developing community awareness about environmental issues and to take action for social change. You will take courses offered through the Faculties of Environmental & Urban Change and the School of the Arts, Performance, Media & Design to develop artistic skills while working collaboratively on a community-based cultural production in your final year of study.

Students will develop:

  • cultural and artistic skills
  • deepen their social analysis
  • learn to facilitate creative processes with groups working for social change

Learning in the field is a key component in our program. Your courses will take you on location with field trips to various places in Toronto, across Ontario and in the work place. 

The Certificate in Cultural and Artistic Practice for Environment and Social Justice provides students critical theory, creative skill building and immersive hands-on learning. All courses will include experiential education opportunities in the classroom, in the community and at the workplace. Students are required to complete Environmental Arts workshop courses and a work placement with a community organization for this program.

Program Details


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Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change


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Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time