The city of Berkeley is recognized for its openness to new developments. This is why the town was selected to host Our Music Festival, the pioneering music event driven by a digital currency.

The UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, or TDPS, hired a group of Bay Area professionals for its design team on its upcoming production — with the exception of one. That exception is senior theater and art practice double major Alexandra Grabow — the only student designer for the show.

Berkeley Arts + Design is creating a video of campus that seeks to highlight the rich creative culture that one experiences simply by walking across campus! We need student clubs that highlight visual arts, performing arts, literature, media/film, and design.

October and November On Campus Event Highlights, curated by students and for students!

The history of music is one defined by its rapidity — not only are the ways we play music constantly evolving, from the earliest drumbeats and hymnal chants to the synthy earworms and club trappings that soundtrack our lives today, but the ways we access this music are changing as well.

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.

When Matías Tarnopolsky steps down at the end of this month after nine years as executive and artistic director of Cal Performances in order to take the reins of the Philadelphia Orchestra, he’ll be leaving behind a lot of people who are sad to see him go.