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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.
With the growth of Internet commerce, design has evolved beyond its decorative beginnings. Understand the business value of UX design, and see why mastering those skills can lead to a fulfilling career.
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.
Šárka Volejníková is helping to turn run-down Hilltop Park in San Francisco's Bayview District into a vibrant center for the neighborhood and nature. Šárka let us tag along on a workday to see how construction is progressing.