Campus Tours & Appointments

Students sitting outside on the CCA Oakland campus

Oakland and San Francisco campus tours for undergraduate and graduate programs are offered Monday through Friday, including group tours.

We strongly recommend you schedule a tour of each campus as part of your visit to CCA.

Register below or call 800.447.1ART to schedule.


About Campus Tours

Tours include an information session with an admissions counselor that covers additional information about our programs, application process, portfolios, etc.

Arrive on time and wear comfortable walking shoes. 

See also Parking.

Undergraduate Tour

  • 10 a.m (Oakland)
  • 1:30 p.m. (San Francisco) and select Saturdays*
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Our undergraduate Oakland campus tour departs from the Admissions Office (Irwin Hall) and features the First Year Program and residence halls as well as the following academic programs:

Community Arts
Jewelry / Metal Arts
Visual Studies
Writing and Literature

Our San Francisco campus tour departs from the Admissions Office (1111 Eight St., Main Building) and features the following academic programs:

Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Interaction Design
Interior Design

* The Painting/Drawing Program offers courses on both campuses. Sophomore- and junior-level courses are offered on each campus, while senior-level courses and individual senior studios are offered at the San Francisco campus.

Graduate Tours

  • 2:30 p.m. (San Francisco)
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The tour departs from the Admissions Office (1111 Eight St., Main Building). Note: Tours in January are limited to Monday and Fridays only.

Recommended: MFA in Fine Arts prospective students working in glass, ceramics, jewelry or metal arts, photography, printmaking, or textiles should attend an undergraduate tour of the Oakland campus.

Please review our observed holidays prior to making your travel plans.

Group Tours

Similar to our weekday campus tours, undergraduate group tours are available Monday-Friday* at 10 a.m. (Oakland) and 1:30 p.m. (San Francisco) to accommodate tours of both campuses in a single day. Timing is flexible, as needed.

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Before scheduling a group tour:

  • Flexible tour times for groups 10+
  • Tours do not include interior visits of the residence halls
  • Appointment requests are subject to event + staff schedules or availability. (Note: Due to the travel schedules of our counselors, limited availability exists September-February.)
  • We'll contact you via email upon receipt of your request to further assist you in scheduling your group tour.
  • Three weeks advance notice is required for all requests.

Group Visit request form

Saturday Open House

* When available, Saturday Open House events are listed in the Admissions events calendar -- look for "Admissions | Undergraduate Saturday Open House". (Note: Use the registration link within the specific listing.)

Appointments & Portfolio Review

Schedule an appointment online (before or after your campus tour) to meet with an admissions representative, or call 800.447.1ART:

Download our undergraduate portfolio tips booklet »

Undergraduate Campus Events

Fall Preview Day

Each year CCA hosts Fall Preview Day allowing prospective students to join us on a Saturday to tour our campuses, meet with faculty and current students, and view student work.

Prospective students may also have their portfolio reviewed.

See also our Admissions calendar for upcoming events.