2019 Creative Discovery Grant Recipients

Discovery Experiences represent the most transformative forms of scholarly and experiential learning and powerfully express what it means to receive an education at a major public research university in the 21st century.

During the month of December the UC Berkeley community and the public have the opportunity to experience what is being "Made at Berkeley." More than 28 Arts + Design departments, classes, and centers are presenting their work at pop-up exhibitions, week long gallery exhibitions, design showcases and open houses.

Calling all actors, designers, playwrights and directors of all levels for the chance to prototype a new experimental performance with internationally renowned director, playwright, and Cal alum, Stan Lai ("The best Chinese language playwright and director in the world" - BBC), and earn units (not to mention it’s a great resume builder

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.

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

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.

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.