Graduate Admissions

The 2015 graduate application period is closed. The 2016 application will be available starting November 1, 2015, with a priority submission deadline of January 10, 2016.

Application Process

Each graduate program has its own application process. (See the How to Apply page within your desired program.)

Master of Architecture (MArch)
Master of Advanced Architecture Design (MAAD)
Curatorial Practice (MA)
Design (MFA)
Fine Arts (MFA)
Interaction Design (MDes)
MBA in Civic Innovation
MBA in Design Strategy
MBA in Strategic Foresight
MFA in Comics
MFA in Film
Social Practice & Public Forms (MA) Coming soon!
Visual and Critical Studies (MA)
Writing (MFA)

Get to Know Us

Our graduate programs feature exciting and thought-provoking lectures and special events throughout the year. We also offer campus tours. Come visit the San Francisco campus and take advantage of as many events as possible.

We offer graduate tours, virtual information sessions, and counseling meetings to better serve prospective graduate students. 

Use our admissions calendar to register, or call 800.447.1ART. (If you experience any difficulty, try closing and reopening your browser.)

Questions? Email

Graduate Program Videos

Architecture at CCA
Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice
Graduate Program in Fine Arts
Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies
MBA in Design Strategy

Watch the MFA Program in Writing video below . . .