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Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

The Fashion Design Program at California College of the Arts is pleased to announce the 2010 Senior Fashion Show, to be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at CCA's San Francisco campus. The show is juried by industry professionals and features original designs worn by runway models. General-admission tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door; VIP tickets are $100 and include reserved seating at the event plus admission to the Champagne & Chocolate pre-party at 6:30 p.m.

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Fashion Design alumna Amy Sarabi's winning design on Project RunwayView slideshow 

CCA alumna Amy Sarabi (Fashion Design 2007) won this week’s design challenge on Season 7 of Project Runway. The assignment was to create a signature dress for the Campbell’s adDRESS Your Heart campaign. Matched with clients who suffer from heart disease, many of the designers found it particularly difficult to design for a “real” woman rather than a runway model. Not Amy.

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

Sanjit Sethi will head ENGAGE at CCAView slideshow 

In 2010, students at California College of the Arts (CCA) will design furniture for Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland; help improve communications and systems for seniors at Bethany Center, San Francisco; create protective nesting modules for seabirds on Año Nuevo Island, off the Northern California coast; and work with high school students to publish an anthology of personal essays at 826 Valencia Book Project, San Francisco. These and several other projects are part of ENGAGE at CCA, an innovative initiative that will launch January 11, 2010.

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition Route 1: R for Replicant from January 19 through April 10, 2010, in the Logan Galleries (upper level) on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception on Tuesday, January 19, from 6-8 p.m.

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition The Magnificent Seven: Harrell Fletcher: Selections from the Life and Work of Michael Bravo from January 19 through April 24, 2010, in the Logan Galleries (lower level) on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception on Tuesday, January 19, from 6–8 p.m.

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 by Chris Bliss

The Board of Trustees of California College of the Arts (CCA) approved Dream Big as the college’s strategic plan for 2010–15. The plan outlines a distinctive vision for the college as a place of extraordinary promise and transformation for those who believe creative work can positively and powerfully affect our world.

Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

CCA MFA student artists will present the special storefront project Super Pop-Up Shop at the newly remodeled Alameda Towne Center November 22 through December 6, 2009. The grand opening will take place Sunday, November 22, from noon–5 p.m.

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

California College of the Arts (CCA) and Santa Clara University (SCU), competing as Team California, were ecstatic this morning to win third place overall in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon. Team California beat out top universities such as Tufts University, Rice University, and Cornell University with its energy-efficient, beautiful, and comfortable solar-powered home, titled Refract House.

Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

Huge crowds visit Refract House, flow through smoothly

California College of the Arts (CCA) and Santa Clara University (SCU), competing as Team California, maintained their lead in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon this morning by winning the communications contest.

In addition to designing, building, and operating an attractive, functional, and energy-efficient solar-powered home, competitors must communicate the technical aspects of the house and the user experience to a wide audience via websites and the public exhibit on the National Mall in Washington DC.

Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

Refract House's strategically placed openings extend each living space to the outside

California College of the Arts (CCA) and Santa Clara University (SCU), competing as Team California, took the lead in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon this morning by winning the architecture contest with a score of 98 out of a possible 100. Evaluating three main factors—architectural elements, holistic design, and inspiration—the jurors praised Team California's house as "beautiful in every respect." They commented specifically on its "excellent project documentation, crystal-clear concept, and successful translation of a regional architecture to Washington DC."

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