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The game designer as artist

As a game arts major, you can combine your passions for art and gaming to shape the future of play.

A close-up image of different types of dice used in games.


Q&A: Comics professor Justin Hall on nurturing community in queer comics

Interim MFA Comics Chair Justin Hall on his documentary, No Straight Lines, and the importance of finding (and sharing) your own voice.
Justin Hall—a man with a beard, wearing a black t-shirt—holds up a graphic novel while speaking to a class.

Media coverage / Oct. 13, 2021

Angela Hennessy is awarded 2021 Joan Mitchell Fellowship

CCA Associate Professor and alum Angela Hennessy (BFA Jewelry & Metal Arts 2001, MFA Textiles 2005) is one of 15 inaugural recipients of the new Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which was established in 2021.
Joan Mitchell Foundation logo

Media coverage / Oct. 8, 2021

DMBA grad Isaac Buwembo featured on IBM Design’s It’s About Time podcast

Isaac Buwembo (MBA Design Strategy 2014) joins It’s About Time to talk about his career journey and how he infuses his work to advance anti-racism, racial equity, and cultural change.

Isaac Buwembo


Why get an MBA at an art and design school?

Knowing how to leverage design thinking will help you improve the logistics of business administration and your own career—and it may also help you change the world.

A woman with dark hair and a black-and-white striped jumpsuit talks about her project to a small group of people.


Connecting CCA and the Wattis Institute

TT Takemoto talks with Christina Linden and Anthony Huberman about the adjacency of the Wattis and CCA—and how they’re working to expand the dialogue between the two.
Peter Simensky's senior sculpture class gets a curator tour of Wattis in 2019.

Media coverage / Sept. 23, 2021

Maia Cruz Palileo’s Wattis Institute exhibition featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

“‘Maia Cruz Palileo: Long Kwento,’ invites visitors to explore alongside Palileo the question of what we remember and what we can’t—the paradoxical memory of remembering what we don’t remember,” says the Chronicle.
Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery. Photo: Impart Photography


CCA’s Interior Design program awarded $75k Donghia Foundation grant

The grant will support the program’s Materiality and Space and Advanced Studio curriculum, providing individual and program-wide support and services to students.
An Interior Design and Glass interdisciplinary class, 2020.

Media coverage / Sept. 22, 2021

Andrew Kudless and Adam Marcus on “Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II”

For the Fall 2021 exhibition at Hubbell Street Galleries, Andrew Kudless and Adam Marcus asked participating architects to work within a series of strict constraints. Read their Scaffold Q&A on why limitations often lead to better design.
An installation view of “Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II” (2021)

Press release / Sept. 21, 2021

Wattis Institute’s 2021–2022 research season is inspired by the work of Lorraine O’Grady

The Wattis Institute's yearlong research season, Lorraine O’Grady is on our mind, uses the work of artist Lorraine O'Grady as a lens to think about our contemporary moment through a series of public lectures, screenings, performances, and other events.
Lorraine O’Grady, Art Is...(Troupe Front), 1983/2009. C-print in 40 parts, 16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.8 cm). Edition of 8 + 1 AP. Courtesy the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York.

Media coverage / Sept. 20, 2021

CCA faculty member Terri Friedman wins 2021 Artadia Award

CCA Sculpture Associate Professor Terri Friedman is one three recipients of the 14th annual San Francisco Artadia Awards along with Bay Area artists Sydney Cain and Dana King.
Terri Friedman, If Only, 2020. Cotton, acrylic, chenille, hemp, metallic, wool fibers, 86 x 103 inches.


Alum spotlight: Architect Nastaran Mousavi

At Studio BANAA, Nastaran Mousavi (MArch 2013) is designing authentic spaces brimming with story and meaning.
An image of the Kokak Chocolate Shop bar in San Francisco.


Alumni Spotlight: Video game designer and animator Babak Saadat

Before CCA launched the BFA in Game Arts in fall 2021, Babak Saadat followed his passions and created his own focus in game design.
Masaharu, one of the main characters from Babak Saadat’s Harukaze, in different combat positions.


Three MFA Fine Arts students win Cadogan awards

Katayoun Bahrami, Ester Karnoski, and Bryce LeFort honored at September 10 ceremony and featured in annual SOMArts Cultural Center exhibition.
Ester Karnoski, selections from the series Screen Time in progress, 2021. Oil on paper, 24 x 18 inches each.

Press release / Sept. 8, 2021

CCA launches new Bachelor in Fine Arts in Comics in fall 2022

After completing CCA’s BFA in Comics program, graduates will have attained both broad and specialized technical and conceptual competencies to employ in their postgraduate careers.
An illustration by alum Meggie Ramm (MFA Comics 2017) for the new BFA in Comics program

Media coverage / Sept. 3, 2021

Fashion Chair Lynda Grose on the future of fashion education

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) interviewed Lynda Grose and Simon Ungless (Executive Director at Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion) about the future of fashion education and what they’re excited about in fashion education.
Lynda Grose

Media coverage / Sept. 3, 2021

Forbes covers Rachel Berger's exhibition, "Shooter Box"

Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger spoke with Forbes about Shooter Box, an exhibition of designed objects protesting the U.S. military’s use of Microsoft Xbox controllers as battle equipment.

Rachel Berger, Bullet I, 2021. Cast lead and copper, 6 x 4 x 2.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.


Which graduate Design degree is right for me?

From CCA’s MFA in Design, MBA in Design Strategy, and Master of Design in Interaction Design, find the graduate program that fits your design aspirations.
A student points to a whiteboard.


From CCA to the NBA: Dustin O. Canalin on designing his dream career

With a passion for basketball and an eye for design, this Bay Area-born alum is living what he loves.

Dustin O. Canalin

Press release / Aug. 26, 2021

CCA’s new BFA in Game Arts program launches in fall 2021

The new four-year, fine arts-focused degree program is designed for students who want to become game industry professionals and artistic leaders who shape the future of games and play.
A close-up view of a board game with colorful pieces.
Portrait of David Owens-Hill.

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