It's OK to get ahead. Let them wonder how you did it.

Discover this summer how our distinctive programming provides opportunities for curricular and professional growth while you explore art and design in a college setting in San Francisco or Oakland, or both.

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College Students


CCA students take advantage of our wide array of summer courses -- electives and core courses -- to satisfy their major's requirements as well as to explore interdisciplinary opportunities.

Students from outside CCA also take our college-credit courses to supplement their own curricular requirements or just to get ahead in their studies.

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High School & Youth



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Adults / Professional Development

Challenge yourself by taking a CCA Extension class or engaging in a professional development workshop.

Offered year-round in Oakland and San Francisco, classes and workshops are geared toward working adult professionals and artists who wish to explore a new discipline (or medium) or refresh existing art and design skills.