Certificate in Cultural and Artistic Practices for Environmental and Social Justice (CAP)

The Certificate in Cultural and Artistic Practices for Environmental and Social Justice (CAP) may be completed either as a direct entry or concurrently with a degree program at York University (a three-year degree or an Honours degree). Candidates who previously completed an undergraduate degree in a related field must have a minimum grade point average of 5.00 (C+). As well, individuals without an undergraduate degree but have previous relevant work experience may also apply to this program. Consideration of non-degree applicants will be based on the level and appropriateness of their work experience and applicants may be invited to an interview by the program coordinator.

The certificate 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. Students develop cultural and artistic skills, deepen their social analysis and learn to facilitate creative processes with groups working for social change.

Requirements for the Certificate in Cultural and Artistic Practices for Environmental and Social Justice (CAP)

12 credits of core courses:

12 credits of electives:

In addition to the above core courses, students must complete an additional 12.00 credits; students must take at least one course from each of the following three categories.

Community and Environmental Education: 3 credits

Critical Social Analysis: 3 credits

Artistic Practice: 6 credits

Other requirements:

Students working towards this certificate must:

  • meet the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) requirement for their program;
  • to receive the certificate, achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 5.00 or greater in the courses credited to the certificate; and, York students must complete their degree in order to be granted the certificate.

How to Apply for Current York Students

Students enrolled as majors in the Faculty of Environmental Studies or in another Faculty will complete the certificate concurrently with their degree. Complete the CAP application form (PDF) and submit to Office of Student and Academic Services (OSAS) in 137 HNES.

How to Apply for Non-York Students

Candidates who previously completed an undergraduate degree in a related field must have a minimum grade point average of 5.0. As well, individuals without an undergraduate degree but have previous relevant work experience may also apply to this program. Consideration of non-degree applicants will be based on the level and appropriateness of their work experience and applicants may be invited to an interview by the program coordinator. Future Students can apply to York University through the Future Students Website http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/.