Graduate Programs of Study

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The Future of Culture

CCA is a distinguished leader in graduate-level education. Our programs provide significant professional education in a highly creative environment.

The San Francisco Bay Area, a global hub for ecology, technology, innovation, and creativity, is home to distinguished cultural institutions, an extraordinary number of innovative companies, progressive thinking, and alternative movements.

This unique positioning makes the Bay Area the perfect launch site for your career. Additionally, graduate students have access to excellent state-of-the-art facilities, tap into world-renowned organizations for internships, enroll in phenomenal partnerships in sponsored courses, and exert an ever-growing influence on the future of culture in the Bay Area and beyond.

An Engaging Community

CCA has been known throughout its history as a leader in the arts and crafts movement, where our faculty, students, and alumni foster collaborations that cross disciplinary boundaries, while developing connections and life-long opportunities to make meaningful and engaging new modes of practice.

Through meaningful investigations and conversations, our students seek to make significant contributions to the fields of art, design, architecture, film, criticism, curation, writing, and business.

At CCA you will make an impact by engaging today’s social issues and making a difference.

Dual Degree Opportunities
CCA's dual-degree options give exceptional students the opportunity to integrate two distinct degree options and complete them concurrently in three years.

Dual-degree options with Visual and Critical Studies
Design MFA/MBA in Design Strategy dual-degree option