Academic Divisions

The following four distinct disciplines comprise the academic divisions here at California College of the Arts.

Review a particular division to learn more about its curriculum, interdisciplinary approach, the dean and associate director, and overall mission -- including the specific academic programs that comprise the division.

The college's academic structure is primarily divided by academic programs within an undergraduate and graduate hierarchy (additional nondegree and special programming also exists).

Each academic program falls within one of the four academic divisions, although the divisional structure is mostly for internal purposes:

ARCHITECTURE

Undergraduate
Architecture (BArch)
Interior Design

Graduate
Architecture (MArch)
Master of Advanced Architectural Design (MAAD)

DESIGN

Undergraduate
Fashion Design
Furniture
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design

Graduate
Design
MBA in Design Strategy

FINE ARTS

Undergraduate
Animation
Ceramics
Community Arts
Film
Glass
Jewelry / Metal Arts
Painting/Drawing
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles

Graduate
Curatorial Practice
Fine Arts

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES

Undergraduate
Visual Studies
Writing and Literature

Graduate
Visual and Critical Studies
Writing

Minors
Visual Studies
Writing and Literature