UC Berkeley’s Department of Art Practice provides professional art training within the context of a world-renowned public research university. We offer innovative, interdisciplinary courses leading to B.A. and MFA degrees. As practicing visual artists, the faculty of the Department of Art Practice hold as our principal goal the representation and analysis of human experiences through creative research in visual art. In making art, we seek to expand the boundaries of our cultures and the limits of our perceptions


through rigorous experimentation with art forms, media, and content. Considering human experiences from an experiential standpoint, our experimentation leads to questioning our beliefs, rituals, and philosophies as well as our social, economic, and institutional structures. In teaching, our mission is to help students pose profound questions by developing their creative voices, mastering their practices, relating to their audiences, and connecting to histories of art and cultures.