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Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Laura Braun

Lipofsky did that in two ways: he made glass art, and he taught other people how to do it, from the very beginning. The ink was barely dry on Lipofsky’s diploma when he was hired by UC Berkeley to launch its glass program. That program didn’t last, and Lipofsky went on to launch another program at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland (now the California College of the Arts).

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 by Laura Braun

Almost immediately after receiving his master’s degree in fine art in 1964, he was asked to join the decorative arts department at Berkeley and create a glassblowing program. He taught at Berkeley and in 1967 also began teaching part-time at the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he became a full-time teacher in 1972 and remained until 1987.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

The art of comics, it should now be clear, has advanced well beyond the likes of Bazooka Joe wrappers, Jack Chick tracts, and old back issues of Hot Stuff The Little Devil to become one of the most vital forms of expression of the 21st century. Comics adaptations, long a staple of motion pictures, are now beginning to dominate television (ArrowThe Flash) and even Broadway as well (Fun Home).

Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2016 by Jordana Moore Saggese

Visual Studies faculty member, Dr. Nilgun Bayraktar, has just published her first book Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art, as part of the Routledge series: Advances in Film Studies. Joining attention to aesthetic experimentation with a focus on sociopolitical concerns, this book offers a detailed account of the ways recent cinematic and artistic works engage Europe's increasingly diversie and complex relationship to migration. Dr.

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Laura Braun

Intrigued by the intersection of tech and maker culture in the Bay Area, Marcus moved in 2013 to become an assistant professor at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. He encourages his students to have a pragmatic approach to design. “I often say to students, ‘OK, you can model it, but how do you make it?’ ” he explains. “For me, it’s about how computation can be leveraged to further architectural, social, or programmatic goals.”

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Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Chris Bliss

Tammy Rae Carland Appointed CCA Provost

Tammy Rae Carland has been appointed provost of California College of the Arts (CCA), it was announced today by President Stephen Beal. Currently CCA’s Dean of Fine Arts, she will undertake her new duties March 1.

As provost, Carland will serve as CCA's chief academic officer with broad responsibility for the strategic planning, development, and administration of the college's academic programs.

Program areas under her supervision are the college’s four divisions: Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, and Humanities and Sciences; the First Year Program; the Center for Art and Public Life; and Special Programs, which includes year-round CCA Extension courses and all summer programming. She will succeed Melanie Corn, who was appointed in May 2012 and recently was named president of Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio.

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by Laura Braun

Undergraduate Writing and Literature and MFA in Comics associate professor Justin Hall has a busy life outside his day-to-day responsibilities at CCA.

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by Laura Braun

One bright September afternoon in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, I found myself sitting at an orange picnic table on a vacant lot the size of several football fields. It might be one of the most valuable empty lots in the United States.

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Laura Braun

By shifting night photography’s focus to a suburban background, the tone immediately changes from something lively and vibrant to something haunting and alluring. Hido, a graduate of Tufts, The Rhode Island School of Design, and The California College of Arts and Crafts, often explores artificial light and it’s partnership with the dark. This collection, a small representation of his work with where humans choose to live (and not live), is a glowing and sinister portrayal of something most of us associate with comfort and safety.

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Laura Braun

Ivan Cash teaches in CCA's Graphic Design Program. He is a San Francisco-based interactive artist and filmmaker who’s collaborated with Airbnb, Facebook, L’Oreal and Toyota. He created Snailmail My Email, an annual worldwide community art project where volunteers write and send out strangers’ emails through the post office. Cash got his start selling hand-printed t-shirts outside Madison Square Garden during college.

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