‘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.

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

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.

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.

Dothraki developer, invented-language leader to teach summer class

Back in 2001, Andrew Garrett, now UC Berkeley’s linguistics department chair, had a promising student by the name of David J. Peterson in his undergraduate historical linguistics class.

Paul Fonoroff has two rules when it comes to collecting. “You have to be passionate about it,” he deadpans. “And it has to be something that no one else is interested in.”

UC Berkeley’s Anthony Barnosky and his Stanford colleague and wife, Liz Hadly, will join director Cyril Dion on Saturday, April 15, to discuss Dion’s climate change film Tomorrow, which opens in the U.S. on Friday.

Welcome to the New Arts + Design Initiative Website

Welcome to the new Arts + Design Initiative Website


“Well, Berkeley isn’t exactly known for being an artistic university.”