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.

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 Studies 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. Benefits of the program include placements with local cultural agencies and community organizations. International internships with agencies and organizations in Los Angeles (USA), Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama are available.

York graduates with the Community Arts Practice certificate will be prepared to work in community organizations, art agencies, environmental groups, artist run spaces or for international community development agencies.

Who can take it?

This certificate is open to the following applicants:
  1. current York students, or
  2. new applicants to York who already hold a university degree (with appropriate prerequisite core courses), or
  3. new applicants to York who have equivalent professional experience in community arts.

How to apply

Certificate information and application instructions can be found on the Community Arts Practice website.

  1. Application forms are available for Current York Students from the Faculty of Environmental Studies. Contact  - 137 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building or esadvise@yorku.ca to find out about admissibility requirements and the application process.
  2. If you are a new applicant to York, you must ensure first that you meet the minimum requirements for admission to the University by applying through the Office of Admissions. Note that applicants with equivalent professional experience in lieu of a degree will require an interview with a CAP coordinator to be considered for the certificate. Upon admission, you would then also make a separate inquiry to the the Faculty of Environmental Studies, as noted above.