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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.

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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.

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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

Animation (BFA)
Architecture (BArch)
Ceramics (BFA)
Community Arts (BFA)
Fashion Design (BFA)
Film (BFA)
Furniture (BFA)
Glass (BFA)
Graphic Design (BFA)
Illustration (BFA)
Individualized Major (BFA)
Industrial Design (BFA)
Interaction Design (BFA)
Interior Design (BFA)
Jewelry / Metal Arts (BFA)
Painting/Drawing (BFA)
Photography (BFA)
Printmaking (BFA)
Sculpture (BFA)
Textiles (BFA)
Visual Studies (BA)
Writing and Literature (BA)

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CCA offers two minor degree options -- one in Visual Studies; the other in Writing and Literature -- each a part of the Humanities and Sciences undergraduate curriculum.