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
Arts Activism and the Climate Crisis: Theatrical InterventionsEckerd CollegeAntonia Krueger
Cli-Fi: Science and StoriesHolyoke Community CollegeElizabeth Trobaugh
Cli-fi: Science Fiction, Climate Change, & ApocalypseTemple UniversityTed Howell
Climate Crisis — An International Perspective: Science, Art, and ActivismUniversity of WashingtonRobert Pavia
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
Climates of Resistance: Environmental Racism and Collective ActionSyracuse UniversityBecca Farnum
Contemporary American Literature: Cli-FiWestern Illinois UniversityEverett Hamner
Contemporary Environmental WritingBrandeis UniversityCaren Irr
Creating Change: Climate ChangeUniversity of New MexicoCatherine Page Harris
Creating EcolibriumCalifornia Institute of the ArtsShannon Scrofano
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)
Creativity in the CommunityMassey UniversityElspeth Tilley
Dramatic Writing and Climate ChangeNorthwestern UniversityKristin Idaszak
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-Art: Art Created in Response to Environmental CrisesUniversity of Washington-TacomaVaughn Bell
Eco-PerformanceBoston Conservatory at Berklee College of MusicAlyssa Schmidt
Ecofictions and NonfictionsMassey 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
Environmental World Literature: Encounters with WaterUnity CollegeSam Collier
Greening Your Nonprofit Arts OrganizationArts Extension Service, University of Massachusetts AmherstDee Boyle-Clapp
Guilty Reading: Topics in Popular GenresCharles Darwin UniversityAdelle Sefton-Rowston
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
Introduction to Drama: Home and the Natural WorldUnity CollegeSam Collier
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
Scriptwriting Workshop: Eco-TheatreIowa State UniversityCharissa Menefee
Shakespeare and EcologyUniversity of California, MercedKatherine Brokaw
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 Exhibition Management Short CourseCentral Saint MartinsAlice Bonnot
Sustainable Staging TechniquesYork UniversityIan Garrett
Texts: Climate Change TheatreQuest University CanadaElaine Avila
The Future of the ArtsUniversity of HullHelen Prior
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
Protest ArtNew York University Abu DhabiNajwa Belkziz
Art, Ecology and SocietyIstanbul Bilgi UniversityAli Alper Akyüz
Global EnvironmentsGlobal EnvironmentsKatie Holmes, Andrew Goodman, Terry Eyssens
Climate EthicsClimate EthicsAnna Melnyk
Creative Climate CommunicationCreative Climate CommunicationCaitlyn Kamminga
Landscape, Ecology and the Anthropocene in Art, Visual Culture and DesignLandscape, Ecology and the Anthropocene in Art, Visual Culture and DesignMaura Coughlin