CCA News

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by Grace Lee

City Arts & Lectures is offering CCA students a special discounted price of $10 for tickets to the screening and discussion of "Examined Life," Astra Taylor's new documentary. The discussion will be joined by Sunaura Taylor, artist & activist and Judith Butler, Philosopher.


Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by Grace Lee

The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival is accepting applications to its Student Delegate Program. Aimed to engage students with Asian and Asian American cinema, the program strives to cultivate the next generation of scholars, artists, administrators, and activists invested in the field of Asian American media.

  • Participate in a structured program of screenings, events, and meetings
  • Access other festival events (e.g., panels, talks, and parties)
  • Create online content for the SFIAAFF website

Posted on Friday, January 8, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Award-winning Graphic Design associate professor Bob Aufuldish designed the marketing pieces for An Evening with David Sedaris

California College of the Arts saw countless events and happenings during 2009, yet one event in particular stands out for its remarkable success: An Evening with David Sedaris. CCA's benefit for scholarships, which attracted more than 2,000 attendees to the Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, October 29, raised more than $150,000 for students in need—a whopping 50 percent above the goal!

Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2010 by Clay Walsh

CCA Community,

CCA's Photography Program is hosting a pin-up show in honor of our colleague and mentor Larry Sultan, and you are invited to participate.

Larry passed away at his home on December 13 after a brief struggle with cancer. Larry's influence and importance as a teacher and artist is monumental; he is deeply missed. More information on his career and passing »

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 by Sarah Owens

IwamotoScott Architecture's tower design (part of the revitalize Lower Manhattan project, commissioned by Downtown Alliance) View slideshow 

CCA Architecture associate professor and coprincipal of IwamotoScott Architecture Craig Scott is among several architecture firms commissioned by the Alliance for Downtown New York to plan for the transformation of the Greenwich South section of Lower Manhattan. The plan entails new, innovative multiuse developments and greater optimization of the existing structures and public areas.

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

Sanjit Sethi will head ENGAGE at CCAView slideshow 

In 2010, students at California College of the Arts (CCA) will design furniture for Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland; help improve communications and systems for seniors at Bethany Center, San Francisco; create protective nesting modules for seabirds on Año Nuevo Island, off the Northern California coast; and work with high school students to publish an anthology of personal essays at 826 Valencia Book Project, San Francisco. These and several other projects are part of ENGAGE at CCA, an innovative initiative that will launch January 11, 2010.

Posted on Friday, January 1, 2010 by Andrew Lyndon

Animation students learn about a variety of career opportunities

Are you thinking of a career in animation? It’s an excellent idea, for a number of reasons. It is amazing to work at Pixar, Dreamworks, or Blue Sky -- all right here in the Bay Area. It is great to be part of a team making a film full of imagination and color and characters -- like WALL-E or Shrek or The Twilight Saga.

Jobs in the Field

The good news is that there are a lot of jobs out there. Animation is a growing field, and it needs skilled artists and filmmakers.

Posted on Friday, January 1, 2010 by David Meckel

David Meckel describes the Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage and its uses; Alfonso Alverez, working with his class in the Production Stage, provides a description of his 16 mm Film Production course.