Arts & Climate University Courses

The table below lists university classes addressing the arts and climate change. Click on the course title for more information, including a link to the course syllabus (if the instructor has provided one). If you’re looking for our listing of degree programs in this area, click here.

We hope this resource can function as a guide for students looking for a place to start or deciding where to pursue their research, a site of exchange for professors and teachers looking to share knowledge, and a well of inspiration for artists working at this intersection.

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Course TitleSchoolInstructor
Art and Climate ChangeGustavus Adolphus CollegeBetsy Byers
Art and Social PracticeUniversity of British Columbia (Okanagan)
Art and The EnvironmentBradley UniversityMargaret LeJeune
Art and Urban SustainabilityRutgers University, CamdenElizabeth Demaray
Art & EarthWofford CollegeKaye Savage
Cli-Fi: Science and StoriesHolyoke Community CollegeElizabeth Trobaugh
Cli-fi: Science Fiction, Climate Change, & ApocalypseTemple UniversityTed Howell
Climate FictionColby CollegeChristopher A. Walker
Climate FictionBoston CollegeMin Hyoung Song
Climate Futures in Fiction and FilmEckerd College (St Petersburg, FL)Amanda Hagood and Joanna Huxster
Contemporary American Literature: Cli-FiWestern Illinois UniversityEverett Hamner
Contemporary Environmental WritingBrandeis UniversityCaren Irr
Creative Activism: Art, Media, and Social JusticeUniversity of British Columbia (Okanagan)
Creative Climate CommunicationUniversity of Colorado, BoulderBeth Osnes and Max Boykoff
Creative Communication and EngagementUniversity of British Columbia (Okanagan)
Earth Justice: Introduction to Sustainability StudiesJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNYMilena Popov
Eco Art and DesignJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNYMilena Popov
Eco-fictions and Non-fictionsMassey UniversityIngrid Horrocks and Laura-Jean Mckay
EcoScenographyYork UniversityIan Garrett
Environmental JusticeJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNYMilena Popov
Environmental Literatures and Cultures: Climate Change FictionUniversity of IdahoErin James
Human Tracks in the Urban LandscapeBrooklyn CollegeNoel Hefele and Linda Louis
Indigenous Performance PracticesUniversity of British Columbia (Okanagan)
Introduction to Climate Change FictionUniversity of OregonStephen Siperstein
Introductory Seminar in Environmental StudiesWofford CollegeKaye Savage
Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental Problems in the Twentieth CenturyUniversity of KentJohn Wills
Performance and the EnvironmentEckerd College (St Petersburg, FL)Antonia Krueger
Performing EcologiesGriffith UniversityLinda Hassall
Perspectives on Climate Change: Ecopsychology, Art and NarrativesUppsala UniversityMalin Östman
Solar Power for ArtistsNYU Tandon School of EngineeringAlex Nathanson
Special Topics in Drama: EcodramaCarnegie Mellon University School of DramaWendy Arons
Staging SustainabilityAllegheny CollegeMichael Mehler
Sustainable EnvironmentsQueensland College of Art, Griffith UniversityTanja Beer
Sustainable Staging TechniquesYork UniversityIan Garrett
Texts: Climate Change TheatreQuest University CanadaElaine Avila
Theatre for a Changing ClimateUniversity of ExeterEvelyn O'Malley
Theatre in an Age of Climate ChangePomona CollegeJames P. Taylor
Unveiling the AnthropoceneUtah State UniversityRobert Davies