Build your creative and professional skills with courses in art and design at UC Berkeley Extension. Choose an individual course of interest or enroll in a program that will help prepare you to pursue a new career. Our programs provide the opportunity to work with award-winning designers, artists and industry professionals, allowing you to refine your portfolio and cultivate a professional network. 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 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.
Specialized programs of study
Interior Design and Interior Architecture
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In this new series, we profile our professional instructors, who talk about why they're excited to teach you and what they bring to the classroom. Look for a new instructor every few weeks.
Stephen Wong, AutoCAD
An instructor with Extension since 2001, Stephen Wong keeps coming back to teach each term because of the amazing energy our students bring to the classroom. “My students demand excellence, he says. “They come to the Interior Design and Interior Architecture certificate for two reasons: to earn a certificate and to find their career in design. With such lofty goals, my students are passionate about learning and ask insightful questions about the coursework and the profession.
“Every student in each of my classes learns the practical aspects of the design profession, from interviewing secrets to actual construction scenarios,” he continues. “They leave ready to join the profession.”
Stephen Wong, M.Arch., is an architect and staff project manager with Kaiser Permanente, overseeing the planning, design and construction of a variety of capital projects. With almost 30 years of experience, he has worked on all phases of building projects, specializing in project management, construction documentation and contract administration. Wong has taught and lectured throughout the West Coast and Asia, including the Academy of Art Masters Program and AutoDesk.