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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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View examples of student and instructor artwork and class projects in Extension's Art and Design program areas.
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.