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 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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Meet Your Instructor

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.

Nancy Cutler, Principles of Publication Design

"One of my biggest pleasures as a graphic designer is meeting with less-experienced people interested in learning about this profession. Teaching is a natural extension of that, and I get to spend much more time and share many experiences. I enjoy interacting with adult students, sharing ideas and resources. I encourage them to view the world through the lens of graphic design. They inspire me to be up to date and keep my material fresh. I teach a brand of design that is very practical. While encouraging students to explore and push their creative boundaries, I usually come back to the practical needs that a client would require."

Nancy Cutler, B.S., principal at Midnight Oil Design in Oakland, Calif., is a graphic communications and publication designer, specializing in magazine and book design. She has served as creative director for publishing companies and private clients, including SolarPro, Earthjustice Quarterly Magazine, Contingent Workforce Strategies Sourcebook, Bulldog Reporter, Table 301 Restaurant Group and Publication Consultants.

Contact the Art and Design Department

Graphic Design: extension-graphicdesign@berkeley.edu | (510) 664-7823

Interior Design and Interior Architecture: extension-interiordesign@berkeley.edu | (510) 664-7824

Landscape Architecture: extension-landarch@berkeley.edu | (510) 664-7824

Visual Arts: extension-visualarts@berkeley.edu | (510) 664-7823

Anastasia Meadors
Director
Art and Design

 

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

 

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Ivan Trujillo
Program Director
Graphic and Interactive Design