Art and the Environment

How can creative thinking help us tackle global issues?

This course explores how artists can respond to and re-imagine the environmental, social and artistic issues of the contemporary world, whilst developing their own creative practice in line with their career aspirations.

When you choose BA (Hons) Art and the Environment you will engage in a rigorous examination of the environment through a creative lens. You will be encouraged to express yourself freely and innovatively using both traditional and natural materials, which ultimately will allow you to develop a focused career pathway within the creative industries embracing your own art practice.

The creative industry is a growing and dynamic place. Our Art course is designed with a practical approach which recognises and embraces your individuality. You will flourish, by learning in a dedicated Art studio alongside like-minded students and industry experts.

Top five reasons to study Art and the Environment at WUC...


You will benefit from a learning environment that draws inspiration from the full range of creative industries and the exceptional setting of our campus as your extended studio.


You will be able to explore the critical approaches of other disciplines to current issues concerning the environment.


Recent graduates have become successful nationally and internationally recognised artists and designers who exhibit their work across the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.


During your course you will be taught and supported in one-to-one tutorials from industry professionals, including practising artists, designers, trained florists and designers.


You will have your own desk in a dedicated studio space and present your work at our annual degree show which is attended by the public and employers.