Find everything you need to navigate the California College of the Arts admissions process and attend one of the world’s top art and design schools.

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CCA is located in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Our campus offers state-of-the-art facilities, freedom to explore, and a stimulating environment that inspires connection and creativity. Come see for yourself. Experiencing CCA firsthand is the best way to determine why you belong at the country's top art and design school.

Live where you learn

As a fully residential campus, CCA empowers students to live near their classes and studios, as well as contemporary galleries, world-renowned museums, cool collectives, and organizations driving design and technological innovation. Makers Cafe, located on the ground floor of our newest residence hall, accommodates the wide-ranging dining needs of our diverse campus community and neighbors.

Plan for your future

CCA is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best art and design schools. Our many accolades — greatest in salary potential, best in ROI, most sustainable, overall best value — are bolstered by innovative facilities, interdisciplinary programs, and expert faculty. In other words, we ensure your investment is worth it.

Fund your education

CCA’s Financial Aid office helps students discover and learn how to apply for financial aid, including work-study student employment, grants and loans, and scholarships that recognize talented undergraduate and graduate students alike.

Gain invaluable career support

CCA is focused on helping students launch and grow their creative careers — not just prepare for them. Resources include an exclusive internship and job board, discipline-specific recruitment and networking events, and robust career counseling and mentorship programs.

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