Global Engagement

Study abroad, exchange opportunities, and sponsored studios with international firms expand students’ worldviews and cultural understanding.

Apply Global Learning for Greater IMPACT

When Maria Ryan (Sculpture 2005) arrived at CCA and heard about the availability of Center Student Grants (which have evolved to become the IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards), an idea germinated, and the outcome proved life-changing. She used the grant money to spend the following summer studying plants in the Sierra Nevada and teaching a complementary course, titled "Quilting Indigenous Plant Life of the Sierra Foothills." Read the feature »

Create Balance and Precision Based on Cultural Traditions

Italian-American artist and CCA alumnus Piero Passacantando (MFA Social Practice 2009) recently spent a 10-month Fulbright residency in Kathmandu, where he studied Thangka, a centuries-old traditional Himalayan art form that uses specific geometric guidelines in its compositions. Read the feature »

Position Yourself as a Leader in Your Field

Paris-born Jules de Balincourt (BFA Painting and Ceramics 1998) 1998)'s market value is fast approaching the half-million-dollar mark per painting, positioning the Brooklyn-based artist in the market as one of the major players in the contemporary art scene. He also represents the innovative, community-minded artist for which CCA is known to cultivate. Read the feature »

Foster Greater Awareness of the Benefits of Cultural Diversity

Following a 2007 trip to Istanbul to teach a glassblowing workshop CCA alumnus James McLeod (BFA Glass 2002) founded Floating World Projects out of a new-found dedication to transcending cultural stereotypes and prejudices via arts education and artistic collaboration. Read the feature »