Make a Difference in the World
Today creative people are necessary to help solve the world’s most pressing problems. Our students, alumni, and faculty are at the cutting edge of every creative field, working in industry and the community -- even founding their own enterprises. At CCA you’ll learn to make a difference in the world.
Study in an Interdisciplinary Community
CCA’s interdisciplinary community fuels creativity and innovation. You will be constantly exposed to different ways of thinking and making. Today’s industrial designers show products on the fashion runway, painters think and create beyond their canvases, and writers collaborate with illustrators to produce graphic novels.
CCA prepares you to do the same -- and more.
Learn from the Best
CCA faculty and visiting artists, designers, and writers challenge you to take risks and explore new ideas. They are all practicing professionals and scholars and some of the most prominent leaders in their fields. And with an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll benefit from the appreciable amount of one-on-one time they offer.
It all Starts in Your First Year
CCA’s First Year Program immerses you in a creative community that prepares you for the challenges of college. Based on the beautiful historic Oakland campus, you will explore your established areas of interest, discover new ones, and use your motivation and creative skills to make art that matters.
Undergraduate Programs of Study
Community Arts (BFA)
Fashion Design (BFA)
Graphic Design (BFA)
Individualized Major (BFA)
Industrial Design (BFA)
Interaction Design (BFA)
Interior Design (BFA)
Jewelry / Metal Arts (BFA)
Visual Studies (BA)
Writing and Literature (BA)
Explore the CCA Community's creative projects funded by Kickstarter.