CCA Extension

Embrace your inner artist. Develop creative skills. Explore the traditional and the unexpected.

California College of the Arts offers a wide range of year-round, noncredit extension courses for professional, intellectual, and creative development.

Courses are offered on the San Francisco and Oakland campuses in the evenings or weekends. They range from fine art such as painting, jewelry design, and ceramics to software and design-based classes including Photoshop, Illustrator, and intro to interior design.

We are working on scheduling our winter/spring 2019 classes. Registration will open in December. Add your name to the notification list for updates

Register online with WebAdvisor or download the registration form and mail it in to us. Feel free to call us at 510-594-3680 to register over the phone


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California College of the Arts: CCA Extension


If you have any questions please contact us at 510-594-3680. Please note, our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30a-5p and we are closed on the weekends.

For any questions regarding class locations call Public Safety at 510-385-1821



All students must be 18 years or older to enroll in CCA Extension. We offer a figure drawing class for high school aged students in the spring and fall.

In the summer, we offer a Young Artist Studio Program for middle school aged students , Summer Atelier for rising sophomores, and a Pre-College Program for 10th, 11th and 12th graders