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Everything you need to know

Even if you can’t make it to campus in person, you can still get all the inspiration and information you need to find yourself here. Get to know our campus through videos about life at CCA, financial aid, housing, and more. The best part? They’re available for you, always.

For prospective undergraduates

CCA Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions Columbia Shafer breaks down the undergraduate application process.

For prospective transfers

Get all your questions answered about transferring to CCA by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions Columbia Shafer.


Live in a creative community

Our San Francisco residence communities, Founders and Blattner Halls, are steps away from the campus, the city, and inspiration. Whether you’re a first-year, transfer, international, or continuing student, there’s a home away from the studio for you.

All undergraduate students live on campus for their first two years at CCA, so you can connect with your peers and future collaborators through social events and residential programming. Save with a meal plan in the brand-new Makers Cafe—conveniently located across the street from campus on the ground floor of Founders Hall—for affordable and healthy eating options.

Explore Founders Hall, our newest residence hall for first- and second-year students, complete with a sustainable cafe and a rooftop lounge with sweeping views of the bay.

Blattner Hall is an apartment-style residence hall for continuing undergraduate and transfer students.

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Theory and practice in our community

Featured video: Babak Saadat (BFA Animation 2021)

Featured video

Video game designer, animator, and recent graduate Babak Saadat (BFA Animation 2021) muses on their interactive practice, collaborative design, and finding his own creative path at California College of the Arts.

Make compelling game work in CCA's new BFA in Game Arts program



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