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

BFA in Interior Design
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)

Graduate

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

DESIGN

Undergraduate
BFA in Fashion Design
BFA in Furniture
BFA in Graphic Design
BFA in Illustration
BFA in Industrial Design
BFA in Interaction Design

Graduate
MFA in Design
MBA in Design Strategy
MDes in Interaction Design

FINE ARTS

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

Graduate
 

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES

Undergraduate Degrees

BA in Visual Studies (plus a minor)
BA in Writing & Literature (plus a minor)

Graduate Degrees

MA in Visual and Critical Studies
MFA in Comics
MFA in Writing