Summer Session 2015

Summer Session 2016

Summer Session 2016 course information will be posted in February 2016. Continuing CCA student registration for on-campus summer courses will begin March 7; registration for nondegree students will begin on March 28.

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 provide students the opportunity to select courses that enable them to earn credits while  still allowing time to visit family, work, intern, travel, etc.

Summer 2016 courses are offered at the reduced undergraduate tuition rate of $3,000 per 3-unit course ($1,000 per unit). This lower tuition applies to both on-campus and online courses. Program fees for CCA's summer study-abroad programs vary according to the program.

Housing will be available this summer at the Panoramic in San Francisco to continuing CCA students and students from other colleges while they are attending a CCA summer session course. More information on summer housing will be posted by the end of January.

Please note that shuttle service between campuses is not available during the summer.

2016 On-campus Summer Schedule

Six-Week Sessions
May 23-June 30
July 5-August 12

Online Eight-Week Session
June 20-August 12
Foundations in Critical Thinking, Intro to the Modern Arts, English 2

Three-Week Intensive
July 25-August 12

Twelve-Week Session
May 23-August 12
A small number of courses are scheduled within a 12-week session that spans the summer. These courses begin in May and end in August with a few on-campus meetings. In-between, students work on their own, checking in periodically with the instructor. 

Courses Offered Summer Session 2015



Humanities and Sciences

Undergraduate Studios


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.

Read more about CCA's summer study-abroad programs »

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.

Youth Programming

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.

CCA Extension

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

Nina Sadek
Dean of Special Programs

Carol Pitts
Operations Manager, Special Programs