Sustainable Ecosystems: Art & Design (SEAD)

MECA’s Sustainable Ecosystems: Art and Design (SEAD) minor takes a place-based approach to learning that transforms the Southern Maine landscape of coastal wetlands and tide-pools, urban forests and public parks into a laboratory for investigating climate change. SEAD students will apply both their creative and analytical skills to investigate the most important issue of our time: sustaining life on Earth. This interdisciplinary curriculum brings ecological studies together with studio art practices; addressing real world problems, students will gain a knowledge base for “green” technology and planning, water conservation, natural resource management, environmental design and creative problem solving.

Students are required to take Creative Research & Climate Change (SYL 000), Understanding Ecosystems & Global Climate Change (NS 000), Ethics and Environmental Justice: Activism & Art (WP 000), Art History Elective, and the Capstone Project (HU 400).

Photography by Kyle Dubay ’18