Divisions & Units - Arts & Humanities

New Moffitt library features works by art practice students

October 19, 2016

Students working in the revamped fourth and fifth floors of Moffitt Library will find fresh inspiration in the original artwork adorning the walls. Some of the artists will be on hand at the Nov. 2 opening to talk with attendees about their work.

Two L&S professors elected to Royal Spanish Academy

September 9, 2016

Jerry Craddock and Charles Faulhaber, both professors emeriti of Spanish and former chairs of UC Berkeley’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, have been elected to join 100 scholars and researchers as foreign corresponding members of theRoyal Spanish Academy, or Real Academia Española.

Coming up this fall — arts, authors, visual expression

September 7, 2016

The Berkeley campus is perennially a hub of artistic performances, exhibits and readings in the Bay Area, and this semester is no exception. From a world premiere by Mark Morris to theater inspired by student veterans to readings by bestselling authors, the arts are thriving at Berkeley.

L&S alumni open startup institute for UC Berkeley students

August 24, 2016
The House — a startup institute exclusively for UC Berkeley students, alumni and staff — launched Wednesday at 2560 Bancroft Way, the former student store.

Statement of Purpose

The Statement of Purpose (SOP) is crucial to your application. Some in the arts & humanities consider the SOP the most important component of your admission application.

Information for Continuing Students

Dr. Alberto Ledesmathe graduate diversity director for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Letters and Science, provides support to continuing graduate students in the division. Support varies depending upon each student’s needs. For example, guidance can take the form of advising or mentoring.

Crafting Your Future in the Arts & Humanities

In this section you will find key links to websites and fellowships in the Arts & Humanities, human resource offices at selected colleges and universities across the United States, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), resources in the private and government sectors, information on non-academic careers, and academic search engines that will assist in your search for employment. These resources can be used as a springboard to other sources that open a broad array of fellowship and employment opportunities for your future. 

Discover the hidden talents of L&S faculty and staff

June 6, 2016
You know them as faculty members, school officials, researchers, co-workers and alums. But they are artists, too, and part of a campus community that’s rich in both celebrated and hidden artistic talent. Click each photo to read, in their own words, a little about why the arts and design — including music, dance, painting, theater, architecture and photography — give them joy and insight.

High-stepping through Asia with the Cal Band

June 2, 2016
The Cal Band closed out its triumphant two-week Asia tour, which saw both a spirited performance of traditional tunes like “Fight for California” and “Big C” at China’s Great Wall and a halftime show of Taylor Swift songs at a football game in Osaka Expo Park. All along their high-stepping way, the UC Berkeley students brought their trademark energy and enthusiasm.

Information for Prospective Students

Diverse CrowdA diverse graduate student population is important to the UC Berkeley as both a state institution and a land grant school.