Students at the California College of the Arts explore the full design process, using the fashion-forward San Francisco Bay Area as a muse. Students have the opportunity to pursue internships with leading fashion companies, including Levi Strauss & Company, Athleta and TEA Collection, in addition to participating in the school’s Annual Fashion Show.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by Laura Braun
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by Allison Byers
Clothes manufacturing and design is entering a phase similar to what food experienced in the 1970s. Spurred by the naturally available flora of Northern California, and led by the idiosyncratic political enthusiasms of the people who live there, there's a slow movement toward wearing and manufacturing sustainable clothes and linens. Duerr has taught a class at the California College of the Arts on how to color clothing without using industrial materials. Her nonprofit Permacouture Institute hopes to spread that gospel to public schools as well.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 by Allison Byers
I spent the summer of 2012 interviewing some of the most influential people in sustainable fashion.
At the time, I was co-founder of a fledging apparel startup, learning all I could about eco-fashion and the state of the industry.
Among the interviewees were Sustainable Fashion Writer Kate Fletcher, CEO of SlaveryFootprint.org; Justin Dillon, co-founder of PACT; Jeff Denby, Textile Specialist Stacy Flynn and California College of the Arts Professor Lynda Grose.
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Allison Byers
So don't miss this Thursday's "METAMORPHOSIS," when the talented artist/designers from the California College of the Arts transform the Academy (and possibly you) into something unexpected. Explore a multitude of industrial, interaction, illustration, fashion, furniture and graphic designers from CCA as they showcase an amazing, cutting-edge array of work, highlighting new technologies and innovative ideas that explore the concept of metamorphosis.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 by Allison Byers
The newbie nail brand was founded by two CCA students, Aretha Sack and Janine Lee, after bonding over color swatches, rap music, and fashion. The two then forged ahead with creating quirky polishes — with adorable packaging — and an online hub to share pictorial inspiration and nail-art culture.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Jim Norrena
According to a comprehensive, two-month study of over 200 fashion design programs, Fashion-Schools.org ranks California College of the Arts tenth among its list of top 75 fashion design schools in the United States for its undergraduate Fashion Design Program!
Also impressive is the fact CCA ranks second among the top 10 fashion schools on the West Coast!
How CCA Was Ranked
The organization consists of seven persons -- writers, designers, developers, and researchers. The end goal is to make the site the most authoritative and comprehensive online resource for aspiring fashion industry professionals.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Allison Byers
As students at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Aretha Sack and Janine Lee would mix nail polishes into their own custom colors, pour them back into the jar, and sell them - "just making some Franken-polish," said Lee, using the term popularized on crafting websites.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Allison Byers
The friends met at California College of the Arts in Rockridge, where Lee, now 24, was a fashion major and Sacks, 25, studied painting. Unsatisfied with the nail polish on the market, Sacks mixed her own nail polish colors for fun and shared them with Lee and their other friends.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 by A. Will Brown
Fashion Design chair Amy Williams with student [photo: Jim Norrena]
"In the end, sometimes clothes are just clothes."
When asked about her career the first thing she says, as if to get it out of the way, is that she is "not famous," but after meeting her, one wonders, why not? She has all the intangibles, and carries herself with a deeply professional and confident air. Even more striking is her lack of pomp or undercutting competitive attitude -- qualities that so often accompany success.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2013 by Jim Norrena
CCA's booth at Maker Faire received two Make magazine editor's choice awards
Ever since the college was founded in 1907, making art has defined what we do at California College of the Arts -- both what we create and how we create it.
Today we have a new challenge to how we create art. The Bay Area has become a vast melting pot of innovation driven by the demands of technology-reliant and design-savvy enthusiasts.
We live in the innovation corridor -- a unique stomping grounds where the doers and makers are integrating time-honored principles of craft into the ever-changing technological landscape.Read the rest
- Featured News
- Awards and Accolades
- Career Development
- CCA in the Media
- Center for Art and Public Life
- Community Arts
- Critical Studies
- Curatorial Practice
- Design and Craft
- Design MBA
- Diversity Studies
- ENGAGE at CCA
- Fashion Design
- Fine Arts
- First Year
- Graphic Design
- Individualized Major
- Industrial Design
- Interaction Design
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Interior Design
- Jewelry Metal Arts
- MFA Comics
- Office of the President
- Painting Drawing
- Press Releases
- Special Programs
- Undergraduate Admissions
- Visual and Critical Studies
- Visual Studies
- Wattis Institute
- Writing and Literature