Humanities and Education
Writing and Editing
Engineering and Technology
Writing, Editing and Technical Communication
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.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing (EDP 022466) Also Available Online!
Formalize your training and prepare for an M.F.A. program in writing with this professional certificate that's the only one of its kind in the Bay Area. Build your writing portfolio, join a dedicated community of writers, and discover what it takes to be published. Learn more.
Editing (EDP 022343) Also Available Online!
Whether you want to develop a rewarding editing career, rise to a management position in publishing or master the editorial components of a related profession, this program can help turn your editorial sensibilities into marketable skills. Learn more.
Professional Writing (EDP 022559)
This program offers a comprehensive curriculum to provide you with the skills to write successfully and effectively at a professional level across industries, in both print and digital formats. Learn more.
Technical Communication (EDP 302356)
Technical communicators play a vital role in bridging the gap between subject matter experts and those who must understand how to implement their ideas. Get the skills to translate complex concepts, and gain a competitive edge in the field. Learn more.
Learn more about Extension—without making a commitment. Come to a free, no-obligation information session to discover how we can help you achieve your goals. Learn more about courses and programs, meet other prospective students, talk to instructors and staff and ask questions.
Enroll in a free information session, or call (510) 642-4111 to reserve your space.
LASER: Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (EDP 055392)
The LASER series, chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi, is a local forum for art and science
projects that are creative, original and interdisciplinary in nature. Each evening program features
a medley of four artists, scientists, philosophers, historians, inventors and scholars who are
working on projects that expand existing paradigms.
Dates and Times: Wednesdays, June 5 and Aug. 7, 6:30–8:30 pm
Location: Berkeley Campus
Moderated by author Piero Scaruffi—with individual presentations and a panel discussion by distinguished Bay Area practitioners in art and design—this event ranges across the contemporary art and design field to underscore the importance of creativity for business, technology and the way that people live.
Date and Time: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7–8:30 pm
Location: San Francisco: Art and Design Center
View "Story Hour in the Library" videos at webcast.berkeley.edu.
Berkeley Arts & Letters presents engaging and provocative speakers and conversations in Berkeley. View its upcoming calendar.
Every October, readers and writers gather to hear work in fiction and poetry at Litquake, the largest literary festival on the West Coast. UC Berkeley Extension is proud to be a sponsor.
To contact Writing and Editing, email email@example.com or call (510) 642-6362.
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For more information on online courses, email email@example.com or call (510) 642-7343.