Melville 100 at BAMPFA Pays Tribute to French Great

Some pretty tough films were directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, the French noir specialist who was born 100 years ago this year (he died in 1973, making the most of his 55 years of hard living).

47th Annual UC Berkeley MFA Show

Every spring, the six second-year MFA students show their final works in the newly opened Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Reflections on a vibrant year with our arts and design community

It’s been quite a year—for our country, for UC Berkeley, and for the Arts + Design Initiative.  We have navigated changes in our political landscape and confronted the challenge of maintaining free speech and freedom of assembly.

ARC | Arts + Design Media Fellow (Videos)

Nikki Doung, the ARC | Arts + Design Media Fellow, has created these videos that highlight the creative campus and programs at UC Berkeley. 

‘Made at Berkeley’ showcases student arts, design projects on campus

Run by the Berkeley Arts + Design Initiative, “Made at Berkeley” is a campuswide showcase of student works, including visual art, dance, theatre, music, film, environmental design and more. The showcase brings together numerous departments that are individually presenting student projects, often senior theses, under a single banner.

Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is a collection of thought-provoking lectures organized by faculty from across the Berkeley campus. The 2016-17 program featured topics ranging from new immersive art technologies, cultural critique, the role of the arts in social justice, and other timely offerings.

This spring 2017 semester at UC Berkeley featured an engaging and informative lecture series Thinking Through the Arts and Design at Berkeley: California Counterculturesorganized by Big Ideas Courses and t

An Oakland Museum of California retrospective of Dorothea Lange’s work shares gallery space with images by three current photographers tied to UC Berkeley, who were inspired by her documentation of life in the Golden State during the Great Depression and before and after World War II.

UC Berkeley Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism Ken Light and Graduate School of Journalism alum Jason Jaacks ('14) will exhibit work in the upcoming world-renowned retrospective exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA).

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