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This website is for you to explore UC Berkeley’s distinctive creative landscape. Learn about classes and degrees; engage with research and creative making; explore venues on and off-campus campus; get active with an Arts + Design student club; attend exciting events; read about UC Berkeley’s creative experiments in the news; revel in the creative achievements of Berkeley students, faculty, and alumni.

AVCAD Field Notes

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  • Arts and Place at the University of California

    By
    Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor

    How do the arts contribute to our sense of place?  How does our sense of place evolve as neighbors, as city inhabitants, and as citizens in a fast-changing world?  Versions of these questions have been on the minds of many of us who care both about the arts and about the future of our public sphere.

  • A Triumphant 2018-2019

    By
    Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor

    Another triumphant year.  Another year of hard work and visionary commitment to advancing Creativity for the Greater Good.

  • On the Opportunities and Limits of ‘Creative’ Integration

    By
    Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Berkeley Arts + Design

    Those of us who teach the arts at research universities encounter a range of paradoxes, opportunities, and anxieties.

Off Campus Events

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Wed Oct 23 - Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
BAMPFA

BAMPFA AR—Augmented Time explores new modes of narrative and storytelling using augmented reality as a medium. The project unfolds the history of the new BAMPFA, from the building’s inauguration in 1940 as the university printing press, to an abandoned structure covered with graffiti by local artists, to its transformation into a contemporary cultural hub. A narrator guides the user through an augmented timeline, following the history of the construction of the museum.