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"After taking this certificate, I have a good idea of how to outdo the competition."
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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.


Ben Lee,
Certificate Program in
Interior Design and Interior Architecture

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.

Drought-Tolerant Garden Design

California garden

In 2015, California took several steps to help encourage homeowners to replace lawns with more water-saving landscaping. The legislature passed AB1164, which bars cities from enacting or enforcing laws that prohibit the installation of drought-tolerant landscaping solutions. Its 2015 Turf Replacement Initiative seeks to provide rebates to homeowners who replace thirsty turf with more water-wise solutions.

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Interior Design and Interior Architecture Information Session Video


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Art and Design Flickr Gallery

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Meet Your Instructor

Shannon D. Schmidt, including The Found Object: An Exploration of Appropriation and Contemporary Art and Soft Sculpture

The innovative guidance Shannon D. Schmidt provides to all of her students stems from her own art practice, which incorporates painting and sculpture, and often video, sound and text. Schmidt earned a dual master of fine arts in material studies and writing from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has shown her work internationally.

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Contact the Art and Design Department

Graphic Design: | (510) 664-7823

Interior Design and Interior Architecture: | (510) 664-7824

Landscape Architecture: | (510) 664-7824

Visual Arts: | (510) 664-7823

Anastasia Meadors
Art and Design


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


program director
Ivan Trujillo
Program Director
Graphic and Interactive Design