Welcome to UC Berkeley MDes FA22 Cohort

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Berkeley Master of Design (MDes) program! We are thrilled to welcome the Class of Fall 2022 (FA22) and look forward to bringing you all together as the second MDes cohort. 

The Berkeley MDes integrates human-centered design with a sophisticated understanding of technology to prepare you to excel in creative practices today and design the thoughtful technologies of tomorrow.

Our core courses provide fluency in emerging technologies and essential skills in design process, prototyping, and communication. Technical electives and offerings in social practice and entrepreneurship allow you to deepen your study at UC Berkeley in meaningful and relevant ways. 

We believe our program, given its interdisciplinary approach and unique focus on design, technology, and social practice, is well-suited to your academic interests and professional goals. We also know that this cohort with its distinguished experience and unique perspectives will make a dynamic contribution to our creative community! 

On this page, you’ll find a list of resources, ways to connect with your future classmates and faculty, and important dates as you prepare to begin your Master of Design degree at UC Berkeley!








Check out the MDes facilities and creative spaces through a tour given by Faculty Director Eric Paulos and Associate Director Kyle Steinfeld.




MDes Classes Social Media

UC Berkeley Design Community

Learn about the SP22 students @ MDes Student Cohort Profiles

Connect with the SP22 cohort and your admitted peers:




Admitted Student FAQ’s

MDes Deferral of Admission Policy

UC Berkeley COVID-19 Resources & Support 

UC Berkeley Housing Information

For international students:




Schedule an appointment with Gwynne Keathley, MDes Executive Director