Summer at CCA is a great time for undergraduate and graduate students to work with a visiting artist, explore a new discipline or venue, develop skills, satisfy a requirement or elective, and stay on track for graduation.
CCA offers approximately 40 degree courses each summer, scheduled on the San Francisco and Oakland campuses.
Multiple summer sessions are offered so that students may select courses that enable them to earn credits while still allowing ample time to visit family, work, intern, travel, etc.
June 1-July 3
(classes that meet on Fridays will meet on July 3)
May 26-August 15
Four courses are scheduled within a 12-week session that spans the summer. These courses begin on-campus during the week following Memorial Day, May 26-31 and end the week of August 10-14. Between these weeks, students work on their own and interact with the instructor periodically, either on-campus or via email, etc.
Please note that shuttle service between campuses is not available during the summer.
Humanities and Sciences
- Diversity Studies Seminar
- Foundations in Critical Studies
- Literature/Performing Arts
- Philosophy & Critical Theory
- Social Sciences/History
- Visual Studies
- Diversity Studies Studio
- Fashion Design
- Graphic Design
- Industrial Design
- Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio
See the list of Graduate degree courses available this summer.
In addition to these specific courses, graduate students are eligible to enroll in CCA's summer study-abroad courses. Graduate students are also eligible to enroll in one undergraduate course per term (see summer undergraduate course listings above).
While summer degree courses are designed for current matriculated CCA students, students who are in good standing at other accredited colleges and meet course prerequisites (where applicable), are welcome to register on a space-available basis.
Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Special Programs at 510.594.3710.
Please note that financial aid (scholarships and loans) is only available to matriculated CCA degree students.
New CCA housing will be available in Summer 2016. CCA is unable to provide housing this summer.
Additional CCA Summer Programs
Summer Study Abroad
CCA offers approximately 10 study-abroad and off-campus courses each summer. Because of their unique nature, summer study-abroad programs have earlier registration and withdrawal/refund deadlines.
Summer Programs for International Students
CCA also offers six-week summer programs for international students: an English+Art Studio program or Writing Skills Workshop for incoming international undergraduate students and a Grad Prep Intensive for incoming international graduate students.
Our distinctive summer programs for youth (middle school and high school students) allows participants of this age group to explore art and design in a college setting.
- 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 + Design Program (international students, noncredit)
CCA offers noncredit extension classes in the fall, spring, and summer, providing interested novices, working professionals, and practicing artists the opportunity to explore a new discipline or medium or refresh existing art, design, and software skills.
Office of Special Programs
Oakland campus, Ralls 201
Dean of Special Programs
Operations Manager, Special Programs
Oakland campus, Ralls 201
Office Hours: Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
See Contact Info to reach a specific program.