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
Staging SustainabilityAllegheny CollegeMichael Mehler
Greening Your Nonprofit Arts OrganizationArts Extension Service, University of Massachusetts AmherstDee Boyle-Clapp
Climate FictionBoston CollegeMin Hyoung Song
Eco-PerformanceBoston Conservatory at Berklee College of MusicAlyssa Schmidt
Art and The EnvironmentBradley UniversityMargaret LeJeune
Contemporary Environmental WritingBrandeis UniversityCaren Irr
Human Tracks in the Urban LandscapeBrooklyn CollegeNoel Hefele and Linda Louis
Creating EcolibriumCalifornia Institute of the ArtsShannon Scrofano
Special Topics in Drama: EcodramaCarnegie Mellon University School of DramaWendy Arons
Sustainable Exhibition Management Short CourseCentral Saint MartinsAlice Bonnot
Guilty Reading: Topics in Popular GenresCharles Darwin UniversityAdelle Sefton-Rowston
Climate FictionColby CollegeChristopher A. Walker
Climate Futures in Fiction and FilmEckerd College (St Petersburg, FL)Amanda Hagood and Joanna Huxster
Performance and the EnvironmentEckerd College (St Petersburg, FL)Antonia Krueger
Performing EcologiesGriffith UniversityLinda Hassall
Art and Climate ChangeGustavus Adolphus CollegeBetsy Byers
Cli-Fi: Science and StoriesHolyoke Community CollegeElizabeth Trobaugh
Scriptwriting Workshop: Eco-TheatreIowa State UniversityCharissa Menefee
Earth Justice: Introduction to Sustainability StudiesJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNYMilena Popov
Eco Art and DesignJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNYMilena Popov
Environmental JusticeJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNYMilena Popov
Creativity in the CommunityMassey UniversityElspeth Tilley
Eco-fictions and Non-fictionsMassey UniversityIngrid Horrocks and Laura-Jean Mckay
Dramatic Writing and Climate ChangeNorthwestern UniversityKristin Idaszak
Solar Power for ArtistsNYU Tandon School of EngineeringAlex Nathanson
Theatre in an Age of Climate ChangePomona CollegeJames P. Taylor
Sustainable EnvironmentsQueensland College of Art, Griffith UniversityTanja Beer
Texts: Climate Change TheatreQuest University CanadaElaine Avila
Art and Urban SustainabilityRutgers University, CamdenElizabeth Demaray
Climates of Resistance: Environmental Racism and Collective ActionSyracuse UniversityBecca Farnum
Cli-fi: Science Fiction, Climate Change, & ApocalypseTemple UniversityTed Howell
Environmental World Literature: Encounters with WaterUnity CollegeSam Collier
Introduction to Drama: Home and the Natural WorldUnity CollegeSam Collier
Art and Social PracticeUniversity of British Columbia (Okanagan)
Creative Activism: Art, Media, and Social JusticeUniversity of British Columbia (Okanagan)
Creative Communication and EngagementUniversity of British Columbia (Okanagan)
Indigenous Performance PracticesUniversity of British Columbia (Okanagan)
Shakespeare and EcologyUniversity of California, MercedKatherine Brokaw
Creative Climate CommunicationUniversity of Colorado, BoulderBeth Osnes and Max Boykoff
Theatre for a Changing ClimateUniversity of ExeterEvelyn O'Malley
The Future of the ArtsUniversity of HullHelen Prior
Environmental Literatures and Cultures: Climate Change FictionUniversity of IdahoErin James
Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental Problems in the Twentieth CenturyUniversity of KentJohn Wills
Introduction to Climate Change FictionUniversity of OregonStephen Siperstein
Climate Crisis — An International Perspective: Science, Art, and ActivismUniversity of WashingtonRobert Pavia
Eco-Art: Art Created in Response to Environmental CrisesUniversity of Washington-TacomaVaughn Bell
Perspectives on Climate Change: Ecopsychology, Art and NarrativesUppsala UniversityMalin Östman
Unveiling the AnthropoceneUtah State UniversityRobert Davies
Contemporary American Literature: Cli-FiWestern Illinois UniversityEverett Hamner
Art & EarthWofford CollegeKaye Savage
Introductory Seminar in Environmental StudiesWofford CollegeKaye Savage
EcoScenographyYork UniversityIan Garrett
Sustainable Staging TechniquesYork UniversityIan Garrett