Design & Arts

Learn to create from creatives.

Design your dream career with us.


Design user-focused websites that delight. Create impact through brand strategy. Think with your hands and paint. Capture a story through photography.

Then turn your passion into a career.

Whether you're just starting out, or have years of experience, UCLA Extension offers courses to sharpen your skills and prepare you for greater levels of success. (And yes, we even have courses you can take just for fun.)

From user experience to photography, studio arts to art history, our courses are taught by experienced professionals who have successful creative careers of their own.

Expect more from your education.

Learn from Industry Leaders

"In brush painting (as in life), the first stroke is a 'happening.' The rest are a series of adjustments building upon previous ones. Whether one is undergoing a career change, enhancing skills, or engaged in lifelong learning, Chinese Brush Painting is an enlightening practice in embracing change."

Mayee Futterman

Our course curriculum is developed in cooperation with UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts (DMA)

The program is equally conceptual and hands-on, fostering a unique approach to the intersection of art and technology.

You'd be surprised at how incredibly viable, powerful, and knowledgeable you can become in a very short amount of time.

Hakon Engvig
Design Communication Arts Certificate Graduate
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