Two ways to submit your application
CCA practices rolling admissions, which means applications can be submitted for review after the priority deadlines listed below; however, if you wish to be considered for merit and diversity scholarships, you should apply by the priority deadline appropriate to you. Need-based scholarships will continue to be awarded to qualified applicants who submit a late application.
Submit your application through
Fall enrollment timeline
November 15: Early action deadline for first-year applications
February 1: Priority deadline for first-year applications
March 1: Priority deadline for transfer applications
Spring enrollment timeline
October 1: Priority deadline for first-year and transfer applications
CCA application and program requirements
All graduate applicants should complete the CCA Application, and then submit any additional required materials as determined and directed by their program listed below. Be sure to view the graduate application checklist, too.
Applications submitted by the graduate priority deadline will be given consideration for institutional merit scholarships as well as priority processing for application reviews with faculty. Applications received after priority deadline will be considered on a rolling basis.
Individual program application requirements
- Master of Architecture (MArch)
- Master of Advanced Architectural Design (MAAD)
- MA in Curatorial Practice
- MFA in Design
- MFA in Fine Arts
- MDes in Interaction Design (MDes)
- MBA in Design Strategy (DMBA)
- MFA in Comics
- MFA in Film
- MA in Visual and Critical Studies
- MFA in Writing
Graduate key date
- January 10: Priority deadline for graduate applications
Talk to an admissions counselor today
Our admissions counselors can help answer your questions about CCA, arrange a campus visit, explain the application process, and much more. For general information about CCA, you can also call the admissions office at +1 800-447-1ART, text the admissions office at +1 415-610-7004, or send an email to [email protected].