Discover why California College of the Arts is the right place for you by visiting our campuses. Start by taking a virtual campus tour to familiarize yourself with what each campus offers.
To better understand how CCA's two campuses work to unite a single community, see Two-Campus College for more details.
Make a Reservation
Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.
During the year, walking tours of the San Francisco and Oakland campuses are offered once daily, Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. on the Oakland campus and 1:30 p.m on the San Francisco campus.
Oakland campus tours include the First Year Program, the first-year community residence halls, and the following academic programs:
The San Francisco campus tour features the following programs:
Note: The Painting/Drawing Program offers courses on both campuses. Sophomore- and junior-level courses are offered on each campus, while senior-level courses and individual senior studios are provided at the San Francisco campus only.
During the summer, a small-group graduate tour of the San Francisco campus is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:30 p.m. Graduate tours outside this time frame are occasionally offered by arranging a special appointment. To arrange a special appointment, please call 800.447.1ART.
Prospective graduate students interested in our fine arts programs -- Glass, Ceramics, Jewelry / Metal Arts, Photography, Printmaking, and Textiles --may also want to join an undergraduate tour of the Oakland campus. Dates and times are subject to cancellation due to college or office closures or college-recognized holidays.
Please note, graduate tours and appointments are not offered during the month of January.
Please call 800.447.1ART or book online to reserve a space, especially if you are visiting from out of town.
Appointments to meet with an enrollment counselor at either campus can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Prospective graduate students may schedule an appointment to meet with the assistant director of graduate admission by calling 415.703.9523.
Fall Preview Day
During October, CCA hosts fall Preview Day. You are cordially invited to spend a Saturday with us on both our Oakland and San Francisco campuses. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour our campuses, meet with faculty and current students, and view student work. Additionally, portfolio reviews for students are available during the day. Visit the CCA Events Page every fall to get the details of our annual fall Preview Day and other admissions related events.
At CCA March Madness means the doors to the college swing wide open for a full month of unique opportunities to visit with us. From special tours and information sessions, portfolio reviews, class visits, casual chat with the director of admission, and online workshops, we roll out the red carpet for you! See March Madness for details.
Take a Virtual Tour
The college hosts many on-campus admissions-related events throughout the year that allow students to take walking tours of the campuses, speak with faculty and current students, and view student work.
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