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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.
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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The UX profession has grown as a function of technology. User experience was first concentrated on a keyboard and mouse, and the desktop metaphor helped bridge the pre- and post-computer eras. As technology becomes more sophisticated, the user experience has evolved into touch and sound. Virtual reality is the next step in that development, and UX designers are looking to see how people make use of immersive environments. UC Berkeley Extension has developed a suite of courses that can help you develop your UX design skills and launch your career in this exciting and growing field.
View examples of student and instructor artwork and class projects in Extension's Art and Design program areas.
Molly Mueller patiently built her knowledge and skills in a variety of positions that necessitated an eye and talent for design. She realized, however, that a thorough grounding in historical and current design trends would set her up for future as well as alleviate present challenges.