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Programs for Masters and Ph.D. Students

BCNM features two graduate curricula. The Designated Emphasis in New Media offers a specialization track for any Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley, while the Certificate in New Media offers a similar, but more compact program for any master’s student at UC Berkeley. To earn an Emphasis or a Certificate, students take BCNM graduate courses and complete related research in new media. Several fellowships are available to support the study of new media. The Berkeley Center for New Media now also features an undergraduate certificate in New Media. Students can take courses in the subject and become involved in the Center’s programming to receive this designation. For those not studying at UC Berkeley, we offer a short term Visiting Scholar Program for those conducting research in the field.

Each semester, BCNM lists recommended new media courses. Courses for Fall 2017 are listed here.

BCNM has recently streamlined the DE requirements. Please check the Designated Emphasis page for the most up-to-date information on the new structure.

Applications for Fall 2017 admission are now closed. Applications for Spring 2018 admission will be due on November 1, 2017.

Undergraduate students can engage with BCNM through volunteer participation and through undergraduate courses in new media, listed here.

Apart from courses, BCNM offers a broad spectrum of workshops, roundtables, seminars and lectures, which are listed on the Events page. All listed events are free and open to the public.

New Media Graduate Adviser, Coye Cheshire
School of Information, 305A South Hall
Email coye@berkeley.edu for an appointment

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