Studio Resources

San Francisco Studios

CCA’s San Francisco studios are a collection of shared resources that support all departments on the San Francisco campus. The primary goal of the San Francisco studios is to support CCA curriculum.

You must be a currently enrolled student, faculty, or staff member to use these shared resources.

Additionally, you must attend a general shop orientation, which defines shop rules, policies, and best practices as well as identifies various resources to consult for additional training and information.

You must also pass the general safety test and sign an acknowledgement form and liability waiver.

Shop Monitors

The San Francisco studios regularly hire student workers to help with all operations associated with the various studio areas.

Please visit CCA Works to browse current employment opportunities.

SF Shop Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday noon - 10 p.m.
Please check individual shop calendars for class blackouts and irregular closures.

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View the shops floor plan to see the configuration of the SF Shops, which are located on the second floor of the main building at the San Francisco campus (1111 Eighth Street, between 16th and Wisconsin).

All students, faculty, and staff must attend a general shop orientation before using the shops. These orientations are held in the Model Shop and no reservations are necessary to attend.

Orientation Schedule

Download the studio resources map

How to Prepare

  • Read all studio signage. You can quickly familiarize yourself with access policies, safety guidelines and procedures, tool locations, etc.

  • Check the studio's posted schedule on entrance door and here online for studio hours and class reservations. Plan accordingly.

Discipline Procedure

Studio managers have established a discipline system as it pertains to the San Francisco studios. Shop users who violate stated studio guidelines will be disciplined in the following manner:

  1. First violation -- verbal warning
  2. Second violation -- written warning
  3. Third violation -- suspension of studio access

Additional student violations will result in more severe consequences.

Tool & Equipment Lending

The San Francisco studios are stocked with tools and equipment most commonly used by professionals in each respective field. Check with the appropriate studio manager as lending policies will vary from studio to studio.


See Studio Managers for a complete list of studio contacts on each campus.