Future Students

California College of the Arts is a place for people who believe creative work can positively and powerfully affect our society -- for those who want to make art that matters.

Ready to Make a Difference in the World?

An arts education has never been more relevant or more valuable. Today, creative people are recognized as necessary to help solve the world’s most pressing problems.

And CCA students, alumni, and faculty are at the cutting edge of every creative field, working in industry and the community, and founding enterprises of their own.

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Select the appropriate level of study for which you're applying:

Undergraduate
Graduate

Apply Now (International Students)

Select the appropriate level of study for which you're applying:

International (undergraduate)
International (graduate)

 

Admitted Students

To help you quickly find the information you seek, we've compiled the resources and forms current and prospective students need most, or you can send your questions to: enroll@cca.edu.

Undergraduate

New student registration
Orientation
Set up a CCA email account
Undergraduate Enrollment Guide

Graduate

Graduate Enrollment & Registration Guide
Orientation
Set up a CCA email account

Google Apps

Access CCA Gmail and other Google Apps for Education resources with your CCA username and password.

WebAdvisor

WebAdvisor allows students, faculty and staff to access to their personal profile, part of their official records at the college.

Helpdesk

The Educational Technology Services department's Helpdesk supports faculty, staff, and students with technological resources.

Most Requested Resources

Here's a short list of frequently requested topics:

Academic Calendar
Campus maps
Course schedule (log-in not required)
Directions
Email setup
Faculty directory
Financial aid, scholarships, cost of attendance
Mailing address
Plan a Visit
Slideroom
Staff directory
Student Accounts
Student forms
Tuition & fees schedule
Undergraduate admissions status (log in required)
Your right to know

Can't find the topic you're seeking for? Visit the Enrollment Services staff list.

 

Educational Initiatives & Special Programs

CCA offers a wide array of academic initiatives and opportunities:

Academic requirements
CCA Lecture Series
Diversity Studies
ENGAGE at CCA (community service initiative)
First Year Program (Core)
International Exchange
Leading by Design Fellows Program
Libraries
Minor: Writing and Literature
Minor: Visual Studies
Programs of study
Study Abroad
Sustainability at CCA (projects, curriculum)
Teaching concentration
Visiting artists, lecturers, faculty

Student Activities

Selections listed here pertain to student life at CCA, including housing and extracurricular social activities:

A2 Café (Oakland & San Francisco campuses)
Bay Area
Chimera student council
Community student fellows
Diversity
Residential Life
Student organizations
Student activities & events
Student exhibitions (undergraduate)

Student Resources

Students at CCA have access to a wealth of resources that enhance the college experience and ensure success:

Academic advising
Academic/software tutoring
Campus safety
Campus shuttle
Career Development
CCA at a glance
Counseling
Disability & accommodations
Health & Wellness
International student services
P.O.V. (log in)
Purchasing a laptop
Registration, records & transcripts
Student health insurance
Transfer credit
Tuition & payments
Veterans benefits
Webadvisor instructions

Youth & Community Programs

CCA offers special programs for adult professional advancement as well as youth-based, college-preparatory programs:

CCA Extension
Pre-College
Summer at CCA
Summer Atelier (grade 9)
Young Artists Studio Program (grades 6-8)

See also CCA's Office of Special Programs for additional course offerings.