Technology is another theme in interior design education—working with, and working around it to create comfortable, smart environments for every activity. California College of the Arts (CCA), for example, recently started to offer courses such as Digital Design Technologies for students in their Master of Advanced Architectural Design program. And it’s not just existing schools updating their curriculum to keep pace with today’s world.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 by Allison Byers
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San Francisco is one of four cities where the ACC, a nonprofit in Minneapolis, annually holds events. "The Bay Area is home to many of the most influential and innovative artists, organizations and patrons of contemporary craft," says the ACC's Diamond.
"Combined with a significant history in craft education with schools such as California College of the Arts, the Bay Area plays an undeniable leading role in the ongoing story of American craft."Read the rest
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 by Jim Norrena
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 by Allison Byers
The cardinal rule of home buying is "location, location, location." But it can also apply to educational institutions.
"Any college or university takes much of its character from its location," says Stephen Beal, president of California College of the Arts. "An increasing part of a student's education isn't just about what's happening in the classroom, but also outside of it."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
Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013 by Jim Norrena
What exactly is the connection between art and science?
CCA's division of humanities and sciences has developed a thoroughly interdisciplinary, two-year thematic curricular project called Exploring Science in the Studio to keep this question on the minds of undergraduates, as they consider courses that satisfy their science requirements.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013 by Allison Byers
Amy has maintained a thoroughly active career, seamlessly intertwining her design accomplishments with her role as an educator and supporter of the community. Her body of work displays a rigorous focus on evolving environmental and sustainable concerns, in her field of instruction, her research and in her exhibitions. In addition to her position as owner and principal of her ACA firm in San Francisco, Amy serves as Assistant Professor at California College of the Arts, where she teaches and develops new courses in the Undergraduate Interior Design Program.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 by Allison Byers
Amy has maintained a thoroughly active career, seamlessly intertwining her design accomplishments with her role as an educator and supporter of the community. Her body of work displays a rigorous focus on evolving environmental and sustainable concerns, in her field of instruction, her research and in her exhibitions.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by Allison Byers
Gregory HURCOMB: This interdisciplinary studio looked to examine the nature of surfaces, color, light and space through the
instigation and eventual transformation of California College of the Art’s main nave space. By utilizing different
digitally and analogue driven techniques such as scripting, collage, physical modeling, photography, rendering, and
drawing, the studio sought to explore the interstices between interior design, installation, art, and architecture.