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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.

For more information, visit:

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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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Welcome to Fall 2013

19 August 2013

Welcome to the FALL 2013 semester at Berkeley City College! Check back here for news about the ACS Faculty and ACS-sponsored events.

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ACS Faculty at Berkeley City College’s 2013 Graduation

27 May 2013

bcc.graduation.2013ACS Faculty at Berkeley City College’s 2013 Graduation

Dr. Cora Leighton, Dr. Dylan Eret, and Dr. Laura Ruberto

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An evening of poetry, with Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Sandra Mortola Gilbert and others

15 August 2012

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    Tuesday 31 March 2015


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