Re-Assembling Our Public: Highlights from the 2017-2018 Academic Year

New leadership and a major anniversary. New staff, new courses, new website, new events… even some new pens! Now that the academic year has come to a close, we at Berkeley Arts + Design would like to take a moment to reflect and to extend our thanks to an incredible community of students, faculty, staff, and community partners.

Spring 2018 Archive: Arts + Design Wednesdays

Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA: Experiment and Exploration

In order better to serve our students and public and to gauge audience, we will now ask you to reserve a your seats in advance.

What is the role of public assembly in our current moment? And to what degree are new models necessary to respond artistically and technologically to our political climate?

Spring 2018: Experiment and Exploration

In order better to serve our students and public and to gauge audience, we will now ask you to reserve your seats in advance.

Name: Bishal Dutta

Age: 21

Who he is: A Sam Raimi stan and recent graduate who missed UC Berkeley’s film and media commencement ceremony to screen his short film, “Life in Color,” at the Cannes Film Festival.

UC Berkeley student to take DACA documentary to Tribeca Film Festival

On September 5, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. About the same time, Campus Movie Fest came to UC Berkeley and loaned students filming equipment for seven days.

Local female filmmakers pave path toward on-screen gender representation

The impact of the #MeToo movement on modern cinema is undeniable.

Spring 2018 Student Showcases

Experience the creative accomplishments and original research of Berkeley’s talented students in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Film, Media, and Design.

Film festivals, of course, provide an excellent opportunity to see a lot of smaller independent (and largely non-American) features from around the world — films otherwise unlikely to get a general release in the United States or a box office boost at Golden Globes or Oscar time.

Swedish film CEO Anna Serner maps out future of women in film at BAMPFA talk

“If women aren’t seen as significant in film, then they aren’t seen as significant in society,” Anna Serner said.