Sponsored Studios

Imagine studying interaction design in a creative and innovative community at one of the best art and design schools in the world.

Technology Leaders

California College of the Arts is located in the Bay Area of Northern California, where many of the leading technology companies are headquartered: Apple, Intel, IDEO, Nokia, YouTube, Google, Facebook, among others.

We are literally positioned in a technology and design hub. As such, we provide our Interaction Design students with a rich academic environment -- and one that connects students to unique opportunities that foster their professional training.

Vibrant exchanges are made possible through sponsored studios and other project-based courses with companies and organizations. The following are just a few examples.

Bosch Sponsored Studio

In the fall of 2012, Bosch sponsored the final project in CCA’s undergraduate Interaction Design course Time Studio 2 Behavior Craft. The students were grouped into four teams, and challenged to create an interaction experience involving robots that clean, organize, and secure the home.

Thought leaders in the San Francisco interaction design community were chosen as team mentors, and the teams met weekly with them for guidance. The students worked for more than six weeks to create compelling prototypes that told their stories.

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Visit the Robots in the Home website to watch a documentary to learn more about this innovative project.

Intel Sponsored Studio

Intel and the City of San Francisco partnered with CCA in spring 2013 as part of the DataX: New Interactive Experiences course to explore future usages for Intel technologies.

The cross-disciplinary course included students from Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Architecture, and Graphic Design.

The sponsored studio focused on two general areas for exploration: biking in the city and the housing crisis.

Visit the DataX blog to learn more about the students’ experience.