International Students

Representatives from CCA's Admissions Office travel to many different countries to meet with potential enrollees. This is a great opportunity to ask your questions in person and get your portfolio reviewed.


Translations of CCA's admission process and requirements are available in Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Portugese.

U.S citizens whose primary language is Spanish should review the Spanish-language translation (PDF) of CCA's admission process and requirements.

Summer Programs

The Bay Area

At CCA you will join a creative community of gifted artists from around the world, living and studying in one of the most culturally diverse regions in North America.

The Bay Area is a popular, international destination surrounded by national parks, breathtaking coastlines, cosmopolitan restaurants and shopping, renowned museums, and a vibrant, internationally recognized art scene.

Known as an artists’ mecca for architects, designers, and writers, the Bay Area is a place where design, technology, and the arts coalesce, manifesting new forms of creative expression.

The temperate climate, accessible public transportation, cultural richness, and diverse neighborhoods and districts come together in making the Bay Area a perfect location to study.

Studying at CCA

With a student population of over 1,900, CCA provides world-class resources and facilities in an intimate college environment. In classes that average just 13-15 students, you'll create art alongside students from over 35 states as well as from more than 50 countries.

The college is distinguished by the interdisciplinary nature and breadth of its programs in fine art, architecture, design, and writing (see Academic Programs).

Our faculty of practicing artists is committed to challenging our students and offering an innovative and bold educational experience. We are committed to making art that matters by integrating theory and practice.

ISAP & Student Ambassadors

We encourage all international students to review the international student services and online resources at the office of International Student Affairs & Programs (ISAP). You'll find helpful resources and valuable information, including required government forms, upcoming social events, relevant contact information, and much more.