For Instructors

A variety of resources are available for faculty who are interested in developing and implementing a well-structured, meaningful creative assignment. These resources can provide valuable insight into designing a community-oriented project, scaffolding technical skills, evaluating the conceptual strength of student work, and extending impact beyond the classroom.

Faculty who are not participating formally in the Creative Discovery Fellows program are welcome to contact us by emailing for a consultation and to discuss support options. 


Rubrics are not just measuring mastery for a course assignment; they can also help students understand your instructional goals and expectations. They can also be used to facilitate self and peer reviews of student work. 

Curriculum Guide

Developed by Todd Taylor of UNC-Chapel Hill, Adobe Creative Cloud Across the Curriculum helps students and teachers understand Adobe creative applications and how they can be used for various course projects. Chapter topics include:

    • Adobe Creative Cloud: What Is It? How Does It Work?
    • Images: Photographs, Illustrations, Graphics
    • Print: Magazines, Books, Documents, Resumes
    • Audiovisual: Video, Film, Animation
    • Sound: Podcast, Soundtrack, Voice-over, Music
    • ...and many more topics!

Video Tutorials and Online Training

UC Berkeley students and instructors have access to LinkedIn Learning, which includes thousands of video tutorials on a wide range of subjects, including principles of design as well as beginning, intermediate, and advanced training on Adobe creative applications.

LinkedIn Learning

For Students

The Creative Discovery program provides software training, technical advice, and general design help to students taking on a creative project. Each semester, a team of student creatives organizes a menu of support resources in the form of peer consultations, tutorials, software tool guides, office hours, and a weekly workshop series.

Support resources are tailored to assist students in Creative Discovery classes—whenever possible, in-class workshops and software training are synchronized with class assignments—but in keeping with the mission of the program,  we also support long-term creative instruction beyond a single assignment, and help is available to any interested student. 

  1. The Student Hub bCourses site was created for students, by students. It is the home base of all the resources, software guides, tool sheets, technical walkthroughs, and event information available that students can access.
  2. We also have a Facebook page with up-to-date event information, photos and highlights from previous events, and important updates and announcements.
  3. Workshops are student-led presentations that focus on a different software and project type each week. The workshops delvie into learning the ins and outs of software in order to create a project, and are suitable for all skill levels.

Other Resources

  • 1:1 Peer Consultations (by appointment): Individuals or groups of students can schedule a meeting with a member of the student design team to receive personalized project support.
  • Drop-In Office Hours: Every week, the student consultant team will be available for drop-in consultation, software demos, or project work time.
  • Email: Send our team an email for event info, consultation booking, technical advice, or general questions.