With UC Berkeley Extension, you can add polish to your work no matter what kind of writing you do. Take courses on writing everything from poetry, short stories, memoirs and novels to breaking news, feature stories, press releases and technical documents. Learn how to break into publishing, or strengthen your skills in editing and grammar. Instructors who are published writers ensure you're learning from the very best. If you're ready to make a greater commitment to your craft, our specialized programs of study and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing are the ideal way to formalize your training. Courses are held in Berkeley, San Francisco, Belmont and online.
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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.
Which Program is Best for You?
With UC Berkeley Extension, you can add polish to your work no matter what kind of writing you do. Experiment with short stories, novels, poetry and creative nonfiction in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing; explore writing as a career in the Specialized Program in Professional Writing; or refine and strengthen your editing and grammar skills in the professional sequences in Editing or Technical Communication.
New! Reading the Memoir
Taught by widely published magazine writer Constance Hale, get in-depth training in:
Also check out "The English Verb, From the Swamp to Squidoo" video with Hale.
LASER: Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous
evening program features four artists, scientists, philosophers,
historians, inventors and scholars who are working on projects that
expand existing paradigms.
Feb. 11 and April 2
17th-Annual Student Reading Series
Come hear students in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing share their works of poetry, nonfiction and fiction at our annual student reading series.
Meeting dates, times and locations in San Francisco and Oakland to be scheduled. Please check back for updates.
UC Berkeley Library Exhibits
View "Story Hour in the Library" videos at webcast.berkeley.edu.