CCA upholds an eco-conscious approach to learning.

Our Bay Area location (offering a benign climate), campus architecture that prioritizes passive and renewable approaches over mechanical systems, a curriculum that embraces ecological practices, and a student body that uses bikes and buses more than cars all demonstrate the college’s significant commitment to sustainable practices.

CCA is guided by the President's Sustainability Steering Group (PSSG), which consists of faculty, students, staff, and trustees who represent the college’s core principles in this area.

Learn more about CCA's PSSG »

Two students work in the college's garden
Front of main SF campus Montgomery building

The Cotton Incorporated trip to North Carolina allowed undergraduate Fashion Design students at California College of the Arts to witness how a top fiber becomes a material for them to use as they build it forward in clothing.

Fashion Design at California College of the Arts: The Cotton Inc. Tour