UC Berkeley Extension has the courses you need to sharpen your professional skills and develop in all aspects of art and design. Learn the latest techniques in graphic design. Or take a studio class in drawing, painting, printmaking or photography. Focus on landscape architecture, interior design or visual arts, and earn a certificate from a program that professionals recognize for quality. Work with award-winning designers, artists and industry professionals to refine your portfolio; gain hands-on experience with local firms; and develop the professional network to advance your career. Evening, weekend and online classes offer the flexibility that fits your busy schedule. Courses are held in San Francisco, Berkeley and online.

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Professional certificates and specialized programs of study

Professional certificates are the highest level of academic achievement from UC Berkeley Extension. Specialized programs of study provide focused subject concentrations to develop skills within specific disciplines. Learn more.

Art and Design Flickr Gallery

View examples of student and instructor artwork and class projects in Extension's Art and Design program areas.

Interior Design and Interior Architecture Students
Graphic Design Students
Visual Arts Students
Landscape Architecture

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Featured Courses

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Art and Design Center Gallery Exhibits

One of many Lewis Watts' Cuba photos that will be on display May 10–June 13

April 16–May 9: Graduates of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts, Certificate in Interior Design and Interior Architecture, and the Certificate in Landscape Architecture

May 10–June 13: Photography by Lewis Watts

July 19–Aug. 3: Andrew Somera, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts graduate

Aug. 6–22: Priscilla Read, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts graduate

All exhibits are in the UC Berkeley Extension Art and Design Center Gallery, 95 Third St., San Francisco, as part of Third Thursdays.

ASLA Student Award

UC Berkeley Extension Certificate Program in Landscape Architecture student Megan Richards received a Northern California Chapter ASLA Student Award for Excellence (2014).

Contact the Art and Design Department

Graphic Design: extension-graphicdesign@berkeley.edu | (415) 284-1041

Interior Design and Interior Architecture: extension-interiordesign@berkeley.edu | (415) 284-1070

Landscape Architecture: extension-landarch@berkeley.edu | (415) 284-1070

Visual Arts: extension-visualarts@berkeley.edu | (415)284-1041

Anastasia Meadors
Art and Design


program director
Eddie Chau
Program Director
Landscape Architecture
program director
Rachael Hagner
Program Director
Interior Design and
Interior Architecture


Ivan Trujillo
Program Director
Graphic and Interactive Design