New Campus News

Posted on Friday, October 19, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

President of California College of the Arts Stephen Beal

Dear Friends,
The CCA fall semester is well under way. As I walk through campus and visit with faculty, students, and staff, I am inspired by their incredible work to advance CCA’s core values—creating educational opportunities for our students, promoting diversity on our campus, and embracing our role as a proponent of social justice, community engagement, and environmental sustainability.  
Growing Our CCA Community

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Blattner Hall. Photo by Bruce Damonte.

Building Named Blattner Hall to Recognize CCA Trustee and Property Developer Simon Blattner 

Opening Marks Major Milestone for CCA’s Expansion in San Francisco

Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

The California College of the Arts (CCA) is proud to offer a slate of Global Climate Action Summit affiliated events and contribute expertise regarding the intersection of environmental responsibility and the arts.

In September, the city of San Francisco will host the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS)—a high-profile occasion that will bring leaders, organizations, and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” This important moment will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, and citizens with respect to climate action, while also serving as a platform to launch deeper discussions about the future.

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

President Stephen Beal

Dear Friends,

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Studio Gang rendering of CCA new, expanded campus. Photo Courtesy of Studio Gang.

During a public lecture at CCA on March 26, Jeanne Gang—the MacArthur Award–winning architect spearheading the design of the new, expanded campus—shared some early renderings of the project.

A flexible plan will seed organic interactions between programs; a vibrant indoor/outdoor design will create welcoming green space and places for the community to gather (as pictured above); and new buildings will harness the power of renewable energy, natural light, and rainwater. For more information on the project, check out CCA’s website here

Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Jeanne Gang and members of her team work on a model of CCA's new, expanded campus.

Have a question about our campus unification? We've answered some of the most commonly asked questions about the initiative in one easy place for you to access. Check it out here! Can't find the answer you are looking for? Email us at

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

As we get ready to bring all of our programs to San Francisco in 2021-22, how are we planning to honor our legacy in Oakland? 

Read the following article from our recent issue of Glance to find out more. The full issue is online here

Honoring Oakland 

The Arts & Crafts movement is the cornerstone of our pedagogical and ideological value system. 

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

CCA recently launched its latest issue of Glance, our bi-annual magazine showcasing the incredible work being done at our college and by our community. This fall, the issue focused on our planned unification and expansion in San Francisco. 

Read an excerpt below. The magazine can also be found online here.

Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

Walls are delivered at CCA's new housing project 75 Arkansas

CCA is embarking on an exciting new initiative to expand our campus in San Francisco where, for the first time in the city, we will be able to offer on-campus student housing.

Last week the first walls of our new housing project at 75 Arkansas were delivered. The building, scheduled to open in fall 2018, will house over 200 students. At the end of our expansion project, we expect to have close to 1,000 students living and working within a two-block radius of the campus. 

Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

A crane at CCA's new student housing project 75 Arkansas, opening in Fall 2018

A crane arrived for our new student housing project at 75 Arkansas! Located just two blocks from CCA’s San Francisco campus, the project will house over 200 students and will also feature ground-floor commercial space. The new facility is expected to open in Fall 2018. To read more about what to expect, check out a press release on our website here