Design MBA News

Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2010 by Samantha Braman

How can craft and technology influence, and cater to, evolving social needs, user demands, and civic infrastructure? This summer, students in Nick Riddle's Industrial Design course titled "Bike Building I: The Frame" set out to answer the question.

Focusing on traditional principles and techniques of bicycle frame building, Riddle led students through the process of researching, designing, crafting, and manufacturing a custom bike. According to each student's individual desire, some of the final bikes were for mountain riding, others were for road riding, and others were purely for leisure. All were conceived, designed, and assembled in just six weeks.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Last year BusinessWeek magazine ranked alumna Caroline Lu (MFA Design 2008) among the “twenty-one people who will change business." The industry-leading magazine also distinguished California College of the Arts as one of the “world’s best design schools,” for its commitment to a cross-disciplinary curriculum that "defies inclinations and shatters silos."

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Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Professor Jeanne Finley works in CCA's Media Arts and Fine Arts programs.

Seven graduate students from CCA’s fall "Magic Lantern: Projected Image and the Construction of Space" seminar joined forces at the end of the semester to shed some light on CCA—literally.

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Posted on Friday, February 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Designer Indhira Rojas chats with Michael Welch, director of facilities and operations for the SF campus, atop the Nave.

Have you seen CCA's three-bin recycling system on campus? Better yet, are you clued in to how the system works? Because some students have been confused by what goes where (and why) involved in this new color-coded system, not everyone has been willing to participate—or even if they have been willing to participate, they’re not always successful in reaching the correct bin.

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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Patricia Moore, dressed as a woman in her 80sView slideshow 

Different is the new "normal."

Or, more precisely: There never was a normal, and different isn't new. It's taken a while for the rest of the world to realize it, but industrial designer Patricia Moore has known this for decades and has forged a career out of what is now called Universal Design.

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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.

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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.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

G. Dan Covert and Andre Andreev—CCA alumni, principals of the New York design firm dress code, and authors of the new book Never Sleep: Graduating to Graphic Design—will speak at CCA's San Francisco campus as part of the college's Graphic Design Lecture Series on Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. (in the Drawing Center, off the courtyard in the Graduate Center). The event is free and open to the public and will include a book signing.

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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

Conrad Ruiz (Fine Arts 2009), Overload, 2009, watercolor on cavas, 77 x 110 in.

California College of the Arts will present its 2009 MFA Exhibition from Thursday, May 7, through Saturday, May 16 (10 a.m.–7:30 p.m. daily), with an opening reception on May 7 from 6–9 p.m. The exhibition features projects by nearly 50 artists graduating this spring from the college's master of fine arts program. The presentation unfolds throughout CCA's San Francisco campus, giving visitors an opportunity to tour most of the college. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

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