What Does Making Look Like Now?
CCA students explore protest using cardboard as their medium
In the First Year Core Studio program, students deepen their understanding of themselves and their craft.
The modern animator: director, storyteller, actor, and artist
Animators bring stories to life on screen. You can bring your unique story to life, and land your dream job, by learning the art and craft of animation.
Media coverage / April 20, 2022
CCA faculty Rita Bullwinkel honored with Whiting Award
From the selection committee: “The stories of Rita Bullwinkel glimmer like objects in a wunderkammer that shift their shapes when taken up in the hand...she sounds simply like herself and nobody else.”
Sustainable architecture: The greenest solution?
Professors from California College of the Arts explain why they advocate for resilient design to meet the challenges of a warming planet.
Press release / April 13, 2022
CCA reaches collective bargaining agreements with unionized staff, faculty
CCA employees represented by SEIU Local 1021 have voted to ratify tentative collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with the college.
Press release / March 30, 2022
CCA Presents Dennis Leon and the Art of Instruction
The exhibition features the work of long-time CCA instructor Dennis Leon, alongside work from his students.
How to become an illustrator: 5 tips for high school students
Learn how to become an illustrator with these five tips from professors at a top-ten art and design college.
Press release / March 17, 2022
CCA Curatorial Practice and CCA Wattis Institute Present Resonance of Place, April 28–May 14, 2022
Resonance of Place, a multi-site exhibition reflecting on the body’s precarious relationship to its surroundings, curated by the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2022.
Focused on the future with CCA campus unification
With the creativity and inventive solutions that artists and designers are known for, CCA’s campuses will be unified in San Francisco on schedule in fall 2022.
Press release / March 10, 2022
CCA presents the 2022 MFA Graduating Class Exhibition
The exhibition debuts work from 27 emerging artists in CCA’s graduate program in fine arts.
Discover how our campus expansion project is transforming CCA into a residential campus that unifies all our academic programs on a single campus and supports innovative, cross-disciplinary work.
Cultivating a human-centered approach to problem-solving
If you've ever ordered a poke bowl from UberEats, you've benefited from a human-centered approach to design. Learn how this design-based problem-solving process is revolutionizing business creativity.
Graduate students at CCA curate fun in the exhibition plaYplaYplaY
Student curators from the Curatorial Practice and MFA Writing programs get the opportunity to organize an exhibition centered around play.
The power of hope and truth in racial healing
Tricia Brand, our inaugural vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, talks about what sets CCA apart from other colleges and why she’s hopeful for the future.
Game arts: 5 trends for the future
Game arts experts identify five trends that will define the future of game design and what they mean for gamers and aspiring game artists.
Press release / Feb. 14, 2022
CCA appoints Nicolas Elsishans as chief financial officer
California College of the Arts (CCA) President Stephen Beal announced Nicolas Elsishans as chief financial officer, effective February 28.
Media coverage / Feb. 1, 2022
CCA Faculty Janette Kim, Brendon Levitt, and James Graham win Buell Prize at ACSA
CCA faculty Janette Kim, Brendon Levitt, and James Graham win the Buell Prize for course development in architecture, climate change, and society at ASCA, the international association of architecture schools.
How architectural design can improve social equity
Today, thought leaders in the field are approaching architectural design with an eye not only to aesthetics and environmental sustainability, but also to social equity.
Four tips for finding art colleges that fit your goals
Learn how to choose among the hundreds of art and design colleges in the country to find which ones would best fit your artistic vision, career goals, and your personality.