Summer Courses

Graphic Design students working in Nave

CCA offers approximately 35 for-credit degree courses each summer, scheduled on the San Francisco and Oakland campuses.

Undergraduate and graduate students can work with a visiting artist, explore a new discipline or venue, develop skills, satisfy a requirement or elective, and stay on track for graduation by earning credits . . . all while still allowing time to visit family, work, intern, travel, etc.

Registration for on-campus summer courses for continuing CCA students: February 28-March 25 through WebAdvisor; registration for nondegree students begins March 26.

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Note: No shuttle service is offered between campuses during summer, however, the Mission Bay Shuttle at 9th Street @ Market in San Francisco will be running their expanded service to CCA’s San Francisco campus. Check Mission Bay Shuttle for its summer schedule.

Find 2018 Courses

By Session Dates

Six-Week Sessions
May 21-June 29
July 9-August 17

Three-Week Intensives
July 30-August 17

Eight-Week Online Session
June 18-August 10
One online course: Writing 2

14-Week Session
May 16-August 17
A few courses are scheduled within a 14-week session that spans the summer. Courses begin in May and end in August with a few initial and final on-campus meetings. In between, students work on their own, checking in periodically with the instructor.

By Discipline (Undergraduate)

Summer 2018 undergraduate courses are offered at the reduced 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. In-person summer study abroad registration begins February 21.

Note: to be eligible for Federal Direct loans, matriculated CCA degree-seeking students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units for the summer. If you are applying for financial aid, make sure you read the summer financial aid section.

Humanities & Sciences


Many summer studio courses could be of interest and are open to students from all disciplines. We encourage you to review all the summer studio offerings.

Graduate Courses

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 at least one undergraduate course (see undergraduate credit courses above) during their graduate studies. Please check with your Program Manager.

Online Courses

Summer online registration is February 28-March 25; after March 25, students must register for summer courses in person at the Student Records Office on either campus.

Read more about available courses and how to register »

Eligibility for Non-CCA College Students

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.