Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by Jim Norrena
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Matthew Kelly
Dario Robleto and the spring 2014 Materialist Poetry Advanced Sculpture Workshop
The Sculpture Program invited Dario Robleto to join the CCA faculty as the 2013-14 Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor. His time was divided between the undergraduate and graduate programs where he worked with students on self-defined "materialist poetry."
Robleto creates most of his work by using embedded histories in his materials to build narratives of love and time. He often uses audiotape or vinyl to hint at a forgotten history.
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014 by Jim Norrena
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by Lindsey Westbrook
Critical Studies faculty member Christine Metzger is a crafty scientist. She’s “crafty” in the CCA sense of the word, but she’s also “canny” and “astute,” having spearheaded, along with faculty member Stuart Kendall, former faculty member Rachel Schreiber, and former staff member Kathy Butler, a very long but very happily concluded campaign for a National Science Foundation grant.
The grant of $200,000 was not only more than they’d requested, but also one of the largest NSF awards ever made to an art college.
Over three years, it will support Exploring Science in the Studio, an innovative project dedicated to the idea that science at CCA should be more than just a general education requirement. The aspiration is to integrate science into the arts, enabling art and design students to develop an understanding of their native fields from a science-based perspective.
Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by Laura Braun
Mimi Pond is a career cartoonist, illustrator, author, and mother
Chances are likely you're already familiar with cartoonist and illustrator Mimi Pond's (Drawing 1978) work.
Of her five books, The Valley Girls’ Guide to Life is a 1980s cult classic, and she holds the credit for writing the first episode of The Simpsons -- a job Matt Groening, the show’s creator, personally offered her.
Pond's latest book, Over Easy, released in April to rave reviews.
She also furnished Seventeen magazine with a full-page comic for each issue during the early 1980s as well as worked with National Lampoon, the Village Voice, the New York Times, Adweek, and many more publications.
Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Jim Norrena
Submitted by CCA students Leslie Greene and Sam Bertain
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Jim Norrena
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom today used Twitter to showcase CCA’s MBA in Public Policy Design program*, which offers a new kind of degree at the intersection of professional skills, policy contexts, sustainable values, and design-thinking techniques.
CCA's MBA in Policy Policy and the MBA in Strategic Foresight program follow in the footsteps of the groundbreaking MBA in Design Strategy, which prompted BusinessWeek to hail as "one of the world's best design programs."
All three design programs are chaired by Nathan Shedroff, a pioneer in the experience design movement.
About the Tweet
Newsom's tweeted about the upcoming MBA in Public Policy Design open house event April 24, 2014, at 6:15 p.m. in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus (1111 Eighth Street).
The event will feature Deputy Innovation Officer for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office Shannon Spanhake, who is a leading voice in highlighting how civic innovation is shifting public/private sector partnerships and creating new opportunities for startups and social enterprises.
The event is free and open to the public. To learn more and to register »
* Note: CCA's MBA in Public Policy Design program recently was changed to MBA in Civic Innovation.
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 by Laura Braun
CCA is excited to announce that its Interaction Design Program has been named “Best Academic Program” in UX Magazine’s inaugural international Design for Experience awards. The awards recognize excellence in all aspects of experience design. CCA’s program is one of the first such undergrad programs in the world. It is the first in California, and the only one in Silicon Valley.
Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Chris Bliss
Holland Cotter, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic at the New York Times, will be recognized by California College of the Arts (CCA) with an honorary doctorate degree at its 107th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17, at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco.
Cotter will deliver the commencement address to 500+ CCA graduates and their families. He will also be honored at a private lunch the day before and participate in the post-commencement reception at the college's San Francisco campus.
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 by Laura Braun
The mission of the Interaction Design Program at CCA is to humanize technology by creating a new breed of human-centered specialists. Students are taught forward-looking core skills in systemic and behavioral design, as well as visual design and technical skills. This is a brand new program, but the judges were impressed with the balanced and robust infrastructure and see potential for the program to be highly influential in the UX/IxD education landscape.