Curriculum & Courses

Our graduates demonstrate an understanding of sustainability as a global, social, economic, environmental, and practice-based concern.

Sustainability is part of the college's undergraduate collegewide learning outcomes.

CCA educates students to shape culture through the practice and critical study of design, architecture, fine arts, and writing. 

EcoTAP

Ecological Theory and Practice (EcoTAP) is a network of courses, faculty, and events that focuses on the study of environmentalism, ecology, and sustainability within an art and design school context.

EcoTAP courses can be found in any program. To view current EcoTAP classes, see WebAdvisor's course schedule section and choose ECO Theory & Practice in the Course Type field to reveal all offered EcoTAP courses for that term.

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Students making natural dyes

ENGAGE

ENGAGE at CCA, coordinated by CCA's Center for Art and Public Life, places students at the center of project-based learning with a focus on community engagement.

Activated across academic programs, ENGAGE at CCA serves as a hub to connect interested faculty and students to community partners and relevant outside experts, advancing CCA’s mission to prepare its students for lifelong creative work and service to their communities.

To view current ENGAGE courses, see WebAdvisor's course schedule section and choose ENGAGE in the Course Type field to reveal courses for that term.

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Student exhibition at Goodwill in SF