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 by enrolling in specific courses that fit your interest, or earn a certificate from one of our programs that professionals recognize for comprehensiveness and 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.

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Featured Courses

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Art and Design Center Gallery Exhibits

Susan Richardson's Lost Child
Farrell Beam's RYB 3, 2014
Allyson Kohn's Marcine

Oct. 1–Nov. 1: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts Graduate Group Exhibition: Susan Richardson, Farell Beam, Alyson Kohn.
Reception to be held Oct. 25, 11 am–4 pm, ArtSpan Hub, part of the October SF Open Studios.

Nov. 1–17: Farell Beam; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts graduate. Opening reception to be held Nov. 6, 6–8 pm

Nov. 19–Dec. 5: Susan Richardson, 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. Gallery hours are Monday–Thursday, 9 am–9 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 9 am–4 pm.

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