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Courses open for Fall 2015– including Mural Design (Art 133B) and Popular Culture (Human 15)

3 August 2015

The Arts and Cultural Studies Department has many open courses for Fall 2015!

Here’s a list of just some of the courses that are still open for Fall 2015. Enroll here.

  • Mural Design — Art 133B
  • Popular Culture — Humanities 15
  • Beginning Drawing — Art 20
  • History of Western Art — Art 3
  • Jazz, Blues, & Pop Music — Music 15A
  • Religions of the World — Humanities 40
  • Formal Logic — Philosophy 11
  • Comparative Film Genres — Humanities 53
  • Story Telling in American Culture — Humanities 5
  • Introduction to Art History — Art 1
  • Persuasion and Critical Thinking — Communication 5


Many more courses are open as well!

Enroll here or visit Berkeley City College in person at 2050 Center Street in downtown Berkeley.




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Summer courses in Art History, Studio Art, Communication, Humanities, Music, and Philosophy

21 May 2015

Enroll now in one of the many courses offered through Berkeley City College’s Arts and Cultural Studies Department!


To register for classes throughout the Peralta District or to enroll in any of our courses please follow these directions.

For the most current information about Summer 2015 courses, please search on Passport.


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BCC Student Art Exhibition — reception April 23rd 6-8pm

13 April 2015

BCC Student Art Exhibition – reception April 23rd 6-8pm

BCC student exhibition

BCC student exhibition

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Watts Towers — book presentation

5 February 2015

Del Giudice 2-26-15-2




@ the University of California, Berkeley 

Thursday, February 26, 5 p.m., 219 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley


co-sponsored by Berkeley City College’s Department of Arts and Cultural Studies and UC Berkeley’s Italian Studies Department


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Welcome to the Spring 2015 semester!

8 January 2015

The BCC Arts and Cultural Studies Department has a number of open classes for the Spring 2015 Semester.

You can take courses in

  • Art History
  • Studio Art (painting, drawing, public art, etc.)
  • Communication 
  • Humanities (religious studies, folklore, film studies)
  • Music
  • Philosophy

The Arts and Cultural Studies Department offers AA-T degrees in Art, Communication Studies, and Philosophy, AA degrees in the Liberal Arts, as well as a number of certificates in Art-related fields, and many transferable, general education courses and enrichment courses.

Check out the online schedule of classes or come in to 2050 Center Street to register in person.

We look forward to seeing you in one of our classes!

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9 November 2014



Film Screening


Q & A with the filmmaker will follow the screening 

Friday, November 21, 2014


Berkeley City College

More info on the film can be found at:

Free and Open to the Public


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AA-T degrees now in Art History, Studio Art, Communication, and Philosophy

15 August 2014

Among the degrees and certificates offered through the ACS Department are four new Associate of Arts Degrees for Transfer, AA-T degrees. These include AA-T degrees in Art History, Studio Art, Communication, and Philosophy.


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BCC’s first gender neutral bathroom – ACS Dept’s Prof. Leighton spearheads important change

27 January 2014

ACS Communication Instructor, Prof. Cora Leighton, leading BCC’s Gay-Straight Alliance Club, worked with President Debbie Budd, Dean Antonio Barreiro, Director of Campus Life Mostafa Ghous, and countless staff, faculty, and  other administrators to open the campus’s first gender neutral bathroom.
This bathroom will help assist the many gender nonconforming and transgender students we have at BCC to feel safe using a bathroom– something many of us take for granted. Studies show that transgender students who have clear support in the education system are far more likely to succeed, so this is great for all of us who value student success at BCC.
The bathroom located in the Atrium level, to the right of the stairs to the exit, right by the bike parking. It is well labeled!
Thanks again to everyone who worked to make BCC a safer campus for all students.

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World Premier of BCC Communication Faculty Member Evelyn Jean Pine’s play FIRST

10 October 2013

The Communication Program in the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies proudly announces the world premiere of


a play by Evelyn Jean Pine.

“It’s 1976 and 20-year old Bill Gates is preparing to respond to his critics at the First World Altair Computer Convention. FIRST offers a fictional look at the extraordinary people and events that led to the personal computer revolution.”

by Evelyn Jean Pine
Directed by Michael French
Oct 10-Nov 3
Thu-Sat at 8PM
Su at 2PM
Stage Werx
446 Valencia Street (at Sixteenth Street)
San Francisco

Evelyn Jean Pine is a faculty member in Berkeley City College’s Communication Program.

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Tenure-track faculty searches

10 September 2013

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at Berkeley City College is pleased to announce two new tenure-track faculty searches (in Music and in Philosophy).

For more information please visit Peralta’s Human Resources website.

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  • Arts and Cultural Studies

    Friday 28 August 2015


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