Special Programs

Contact CCA's Office of Special Programs for information about summer and year-round adult and youth-based programs for the general public, working professionals, practicing artists, CCA students, and students from other colleges:

Email: specialprograms@cca.edu
Phone 510.594.3710

Summer at CCA

Summer is the busiest time of year for Special Programs. When much of the college takes a break, we ramp up our offerings for adults and youth with a wide range of noncredit and credit programs.

Our distinctive summer programming for youth (middle school and high school students) allows participants of this age group to explore art and design in a college setting.


CCA Extension (noncredit)
Summer Session (for credit)
Summer Study Abroad (for credit)
Summer English + Art Studio (international students, for credit)
International Grad Prep Intensive (international students, noncredit)
Professional Development (for credit and noncredit programs)


Young Artist Studio Program (YASP) (middle school, noncredit)
Summer Atelier (high school, rising sophomore, noncredit)
Pre-College (high school, for credit)
Summer High School English + Art/Design Program (international students, noncredit)

Year-Round Classes

CCA Extension classes provide interested amateurs, working professionals, and practicing artists the opportunity to explore a new discipline or medium or refresh existing art and design skills. Courses are scheduled on both our Oakland and San Francisco campuses.

CCA Extension (noncredit courses for adults as well as select fall and spring courses for high school students)