Each semester, a small group of upper division students (chosen for their display of design prowess in previous classes) function as "Sputnik," CCA's in-house design team. The students create work for real clients within and/or affiliated with the school. Under instructor supervision, they assume all project responsibilities from the design, to networking with clients, to making print specifications and going to press checks. The goal of the class is to expose the student to the inner workings of graphic design beyond just the design process itself. Credits may be counted as internship.