Plan a Visit

Plan your visit and discover why California College of the Arts is the right place for you. Choose from the following options:

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

Campus Tours

Dates and times occasionally change or are canceled due to college or office closures or college-recognized holidays. Please review the college's observed holidays prior to making your travel plans.

Undergraduate Tour

During the academic year, walking tours of the Oakland and San Francisco campuses are offered once daily, Monday through Friday (10 a.m. on the Oakland campus; 1:30 p.m. on the San Francisco campus).

Our Oakland campus tour features the First Year Program and the College community as well as the following academic programs:

Animation
Ceramics
Community Arts
Glass
Jewelry / Metal Arts
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
Visual Studies
Writing and Literature

Our San Francisco campus tour features the following academic programs:

Architecture
Fashion Design
Film
Furniture
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Interaction Design
Interior Design
Painting/Drawing*

* 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 Tour

Small group tours of the graduate facilities on the San Francisco campus are offered most weekdays. Individual appointments with graduate admissions staff are also available to discuss your program of interest and the application process. 

We encourage prospective graduate students who are interested in our Graduate Program in Fine Arts and who wish to work in any of the following media -- glass, ceramics, jewelry or metal arts, photography, printmaking, and textiles -- attend an undergraduate tour of the Oakland campus.

Use our admissions calendar to conveniently register, or call 800.447.1ART.

Virtual Campus Tour

Start by taking our new virtual campus tour to familiarize yourself with what each campus offers.

See also Two-Campus College.

Appointments & Portfolio Reviews

Appointments to meet with an enrollment counselor are scheduled Monday through Friday and last between 30 and 45 minutes in length. Appointments allow prospective students to address the admissions and financial aid process as well as receive more information about CCA's various academic programs. Use the admissions calendar to conveniently register, or call 800.447.1ART.

Information Sessions

Undergraduate information sessions led by an enrollment counselor are available to attend immediately following each campus tour.

We encourage all tour participants to attend an info session for a more in-depth review of the admissions process and our academic programs.

Campus Events

Fall Preview Day

During October CCA hosts fall Preview Day.

Join us on a Saturday at both our San Francisco and Oakland campuses. Prospective students can tour our campuses, meet with faculty and current students, and view student work.

Additionally, students can have their portfolio reviewed.

Visit Admissions Events for details about the upcoming annual fall Preview Day as well as other admissions-related events.

March Madness

March Madness at CCA means the doors to the college swing wide open for a month of unique visiting opportunities.

From special tours and information sessions, portfolio reviews, class visits, casual chat with the director of admission, and online workshops, we welcome you!

See March Madness for details.

Related

Lodging: San Francisco
Lodging: Oakland / East Bay
Maps & Directions
National Portfolio Day
Visitor Parking

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