Extending the Studio

ENGAGE at CCA, coordinated by the 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.

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Real-World Project-Based Courses

ENGAGE at CCA is an innovative initiative combining the Community Arts Program's successful model of community engagement with the project-based learning approach of the architecture and design disciplines. Courses have included community partners such as the following:

Ano Nuevo Island Restoration Project
Bethany Center Senior Housing
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Zen Hospice Project

Tip: In WebAdvisor's course schedule section, add "engage" as a searchable term to reveal all offered ENGAGE at CCA courses for that term.


Housed at the Center for Art and Public Life, ENGAGE at CCA dynamically advances CCA’s mission to prepare its students for lifelong creative work and service to their communities through a curriculum in fine art, architecture, design, and creative writing.

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