Core Studio courses provide an exciting opportunity to build the fundamental skills necessary for first year students to success at CCA, while exploring different mediums and techniques in studio practice. Download the program learning outcomes (PDF) delivered in all the Core studio courses.

Required Core Studio Courses

All students are required to take a course in each of the four categories:

Core Studio Options

While each category offers several options with different focuses and approaches, all course offerings are geared toward helping a student succeed.

No matter the decision, all Core Studio courses guide first-year students through an interactive studio environment, strengthening their collaborative and presentation skills, and providing the basis for a sustainable studio work ethic and professional time-management tools.

Core Studio courses are designed and taught by CCA’s diverse faculty of architects, artists, and designers, each offering a unique approach to the study of studio practice. Through reading, writing, and research assignments to build integrity and depth to the creative process, students explore form, content, and context, developing the robust visual language skills the college encourages.