Creative Arts + Design

What's new at UC Berkeley this semester? Here's a glimpse.

August 23, 2023

Some of the newness comes in pairs: two undergrad majors, two 100th birthdays and a major scholarship for two.

An undergraduate-only literary journal, scholarships for sub-Saharan refugees, the debut of two undergraduate majors, centennials for California Memorial Stadium and the Department of Art Practice, a wider audience for Berkeley’s African language courses, and automated devices that dispense free games and mini manicures are among what’s new at UC Berkeley as fall semester 2023 gets underway.

Instruction begins today for most Berkeley students, who also are...

Native Stories Onstage

Drew sits in a circle on a stage with other people.

For his senior project in TDPS, Drew is writing and directing his first play.

Translating Senagalese poetry

Samba Kane Screenshot

Samba is researching the cultural identity of the Fula people in the valley of the Senegal River.

Reimagining music composition

Gabriel Sarnoff Screnshot

Gabe explores the intersection of analog and digital sound through the composition of original music.

Processes of transculturation

Helen Pinto Screenshot

Helen is researching images and image use permission of works by Neapolitan artist Jusepe de Ribera.

Design Company Start-up

Adam started a company that sits at the confluence of design, sustainability, linguistic science, and accessibility.

Designing solar cars

Lekha became Engineering Director for CalSol, the UC Berkeley solar vehicle team.

Creating a museum exhibit

Nika developed a passion for working with historical collections when she took a freshman seminar at the Hearst Museum.