CCA News

Posted on Friday, October 9, 2009 by Sarah Owens

Two California College of the Arts (CCA) Interior Design students—Breanne Bumanlag and Ginny Uyesugi—were each awarded top honors in the prestigious 2009 Angelo Donghia Foundation Senior Scholarship Award competition. The scholarship provides the students with up to $30,000 each to complete their senior year (2009–10).

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Dear friends,

My morning routine, like many of yours, includes reading newspapers and scanning news websites. For the past few months the news has been focused on the economy, and the picture has been bleak. In the midst of this, we witnessed the inauguration of President Obama, who swept into office with a message of change and hope and has already set an ambitious agenda.

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009 by Chris Bliss

CCA architecture students are now on the National Mall in Washington, DC participating in the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. They are pictured above with U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Twenty university-led teams from around the world compete to design, build, and operate the most attractive, functional, and energy-efficient solar-powered home.

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

CCA alumna Adrian Van Allen (MFA 2000) has been awarded the intensely competitive and prestigious Rome Prize. She was one of only two artists in 2010 to receive the award in the Design category. During her residency at the American Academy in Rome from January to June of next year, she will create a multilayered interactive map she calls Mapping Science: Rome (Scientiae Historia Romae).

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 by Grace Lee

Congratulations to Robyn Waxman, recent CCA Graduate Design Alumni, for winning first place in the Student Social Responsibility category of the AIGA (Re)DesignAwards - a design competition looking to recognize the best of the best in sustainable graphic design around the world - for the FARM tabloid, her graduate thesis paper.

The Future Action Reclamation Mob (FARM) is an alternative form of non-violent protest, reclaiming public space to build community, providing services for underserved and transient populations and/or rehabilitating toxic land.

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 by Grace Lee

Deadline: Nov 24
Prize: 8GB iPod Nano

3byOne Photo Exhibit: Energy, Renewal & Stability

Hosted by Jacksonville University in Florida, 3byOne Photo Exhibit: Energy, Renewal & Stability is an international interactive photographic exhibition expressing allegiance to a sustainable existence. Each artist creates a three-part photographic piece elucidating the themes of energy, renewal, and stability using the visual vocabulary of his/her culture. During the exhibition, individual panels can be regrouped

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 by Grace Lee

Bay Area
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2009

ReVisions: New Creations from SCRAP

The Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts (SCRAP) is seeking artists to submit works for consideration for its Third Annual Art Exhibition, ReVisions: New Creations from scrap. Work submitted must be in some way made from scraps, leftovers, castoffs, found, re-purposed, or recycled materials (not necessarily from the SCRAP depot).

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

CCA announces the May 2010 launch of the Leading by Design Fellows Program, the first executive program of its kind in the United States. It will blend the traditionally separate domains of business, design, and sustainability into a single, integrated approach, by which professionals can proactively shape the future of their companies, even in a world of limited resources.

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009 by Sarah Owens

Caroline Lu, one of BusinessWeek's "21 People Who Will Change Business"

BusinessWeek magazine has just honored the MBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts (CCA) with a spot on its list of the top 30 design programs in the world. The list represents the final results of extensive research and the polling of prominent academics, designers, consultants, and business managers on the best MBA or master's programs that integrate design thinking and business.

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009 by Clay Walsh

Oaxifornia 2009 student Zak Timan learns how to prepare carrizo from artisan Maria Magdalena Angeles VasquezView slideshow 

The fifth annual CCA summer study-abroad course in Oaxaca, Mexico—known as "Oaxifornia"—was again a success, bringing CCA students together with local artists in a truly interdisciplinary setting. In a countryside town about 12 miles outside Oaxaca City, 13 CCA students lived and worked for three weeks this past July in the Ex-Hacienda de Guadalupe.