CCA in the Media News

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

Bernardi, an installation artist and printmaker, is a professor at the California College of the Arts. Born in Argentina, her work investigating crimes in that country has led her to teach on art and human rights.

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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

Six Plus One: CCA Writers Speak: Faith Adiele (“Meeting Faith”), Dodie Bellamy (“The TV Sutras”), Gloria Frym (“The True Patriot”), Elaine Kahn (“Women In Public”), Kevin Killian, Joseph Lease (“Testify”), and Shanthi Sekaran (“The Prayer Room”)

Of politics, poetry, memoirs and art: A dynamic set of readings by six brilliant writers who teach at California College of the Arts, as well as one CCA alumna. (The Marsh Cabaret)

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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

When most people look at the streets of the Tenderloin district in downtown San Francisco they see drugs, crime, and homelessness. But Michael Swaine sees it differently.

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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

Swaine is an instructor at the California College of the Arts, where he teaches ceramics. However, it isn’t his pottery talents that he is putting to use for the people in San Francisco’sTenderloin District; notoriously gripped with poverty and crime. Instead, for the last 12 years, he’s been using an old-fashioned treadle sewing machine mounted onto an ice cream cart and dedicating the 15th of every month to patching up clothes for whoever wants to use his services—free of charge.

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

“The only value you ever create or that companies ever create happens in the context of a relationship. No relationship, no exchange of value on any level. The reason why experiences are so important is that that’s the container for a relationship, especially ongoing. So if you don’t have an experience, you can’t have a relationship. If you don’t have a relationship you can’t exchange value with anyone.” –Nathan Shedroff, Chair, MBA in Design Strategy, California College of the Arts (CCA) and author, Make it So

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

CCA is the only fashion school in the U.S. that offers undergraduate courses on fashion sustainability. Students are required to take a theoretical and practical sustainability course in order to complete the program. The school’s overall sustainability mission is so respected the fashion department partners with Levi’s and Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for the courses, with the students being evaluated by industry experts from both companies in their year-end review.

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

California College of the Arts hosted its annual fashion show on May 15 at CCA’s San Francisco campus, where 13 senior design students showcased their final collections for a crowd of about 750 guests.

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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Laura Braun

One current AiR, Matt Hutchinson, is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts; he also has his own design and fabrication studio, called PATH. Hutchinson is particularly interested in exploring the relationship between design and fabrication, with a focus on the convergence of traditional techniques and digital processes. Understanding the capabilities of the laser cutter, in particular, was one of Hutchinson’s goals when he entered Pier 9 as an Artist in Residence.

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Laura Braun

“Valencia-based CalArts, co-founded by Walt Disney, has seen the gender divide widen in women's favor every year since 2010. The Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia grew its female animation student body by 82% between 2010 and 2014, whereas the number of male students grew by 11%. At California College of the Arts in San Francisco, female enrollment in animation grew by about 20% during the same period.”

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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Laura Braun

In New York, bright-eyed brands launch every season, each vying to become the next big thing. Occasionally, the designs strike a cord and end up on the arms of editors and shelves of hip boutiques around town. For straight-out-of-school designer Zara Dramov, it all started with the Bone Bag. Inspired by architecture and organic forms, she came up with a folded, three-dimensional design that manages to stay minimalistic while feeling completely fresh.

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