The College of Environmental Design offers several introductory summer programs - open to both UC Berkeley and non-UC Berkeley participants - for those interested in exploring the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and environmental planning, urban design and sustainable city planning. CED also offers workshops in the basics of fabrication as well as techniques and technologies that push the boundaries of making.
POST-BACCALAUREATE. Participants in the Summer [IN]STITUTE in Environmental Design explore the methods and theories of the fields, experience the culture of design and planning studios, connect to top faculty and practitioners, and build a portfolio for graduate school application. Students choose from four cohorts, each corresponding to a department at CED: [IN]ARCH, [IN]LAND, [IN]CITY or [IN]ARCH ADV. The Institute welcomes participants from across the globe. With the exception of [IN]ARCH ADV, no prior design experience necessary. Learn more about the Summer [IN]STITUTE.
BACCALAUREATE. Disc*: Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities is about the present and the future of global urban environments, their challenges, and the potential of design and innovation as catalysts for change. Disc* welcomes currently enrolled undergraduates and recent graduates from across the globe. No prior design experience is necessary. Learn more about Disc*.
PRE-BACCALAUREATE. embARC is an intensive summer design academy for high school students. embARC brings together students from diverse backgrounds to study architecture, urban design, and sustainable city planning. Participants earn a certificate of completion, credit on an official UC Berkeley transcript, and build relationships with peers and mentors who share similar interests. No prior design experience is necessary. Learn more about embARC.