Art and the Climate Crisis

Level 5 (15 credits)

This module explores how art is responding to the climate crisis. The ruinous environmental transformation facing our planet requires everyone to act. This module surveys the varied ways artists in performance, visual art, film and literature are intervening, from raising awareness to disrupting business as usual. Students will be asked to evaluate both the potentials and limits of art's capacity to engage with this most pressing of topics. The module also foregrounds how the climate crisis overlaps with other urgent issues of our day, from environmental racism and economic inequality to the refugee crisis and settler colonialism.

Preparing for this Module and Approximate Costs

Why take
Art and the Climate Crisis

  • the chance to explore one of the most urgent issues of our time, the climate crisis, and how theatre artists have engaged with it
  • examine a wide array of performance forms, from theatre and musicals to film and visual art
Learning Context Seminar-based
Semester One
  1. Participation, 10%
  2. Group Presentation (10 mins), 30%
  3. Written Assignment (2500 words), 60%
Mode of reassessment Standard