Update: June 30, 2020

We want to thank you for being a part of the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute community, especially as we weather uncertain times and face new challenges. 

After the abrupt transition away from public gatherings, we have had to adapt to the changes taking place around us. Your safety is of utmost importance to us, and with the current restrictions and future outlook in mind, we have decided to suspend in-person workshops at least through January 2021.

We are committed to providing the same high-quality education that we are known for, and we wish to support our storytellers throughout the coming months. To that end, it is our intention to adapt many of our courses for an online environment, in a mindful way that incorporates the ethos of AMI—creating collaborative and dynamic learning environments that build community as well as practical skills in the digital arts.

Registration is now open for our first online course, Podcasting: Telling Stories in Sound. This five-week, interactive certificate course is designed to accommodate a flexible schedule (four hours per week, at your own pace), while providing an interactive and collaborative learning structure.

We appreciate your patience, and hope to welcome you more online courses as we make them available. In the meantime, if you aren’t already receiving our newsletter, you can sign up here. Receive newly published tutorials and guides, curated content on digital storytelling from around the web, and details on our upcoming workshops.


Update: March 16, 2020

Rapidly changing circumstances require us to take new additional measures to slow the spread of the disease within our community and the communities beyond our campus. As announced by the UC Berkeley Chancellor on March 13, 2020 the campus is requiring alternatives to in-person classes and meetings through the remainder of the Spring Semester. In keeping with campus policy, Berkeley Advanced Media Institute has decided to postpone our in-person workshops through the end of May. We understand that this may cause significant inconvenience in your schedule and thus, we appreciate your patience and understanding in our decision to postpone our in-person programs.

Current enrollments will be transferred to future program dates with no restrictions in order to hold your place. If you prefer, we can also provide a total refund with no restrictions.

We are committed to helping you continue your learning journey in the safest possible environment, and encourage you to contact advancedmedia@journalism.berkeley.edu if you have any questions or concerns.


Where can I get more information?

City of Berkeley

City of San Francisco

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Travel Advisories