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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 by Carol Pitts

Summer 2013 Program Dates: July 15– Aug. 23
CCA is pleased to offer a six-week Summer Writing Skills Workshop for incoming CCA international students in which students can take care of their Writing Skills Workshop requirement before courses begin in the fall!

Note: Look for updated information about the Summer 2013 Writing Skills Workshop for International Students beginning December 7, 2012.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by Carol Pitts

New Mexico: Sustainability through Creative Practice

Instructor: Jeff Gibson
Offcampus / CRITI–300–02
Prerequisites: completion of sophomore level by summer 2012 and instructor approval
August 6–20, Mon.–Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
More detailed information is available. Earlier registration and payment/refund deadlines apply.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by Carol Pitts

Food As Culture: An Oakland Redux

Instructor: Katherine Anania
OAK / SSHIS-300 / 15 sessions
Prerequisite: Intro to the Arts, Writing 1
July 14–August 14, Mon./Wed./Thurs., 2-5 p.m.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 by Carol Pitts

Social Ventures

Instructor: Steve Diller
DSMBA–638–01
Prerequisite: none
San Francisco campus and off-campus
June 7–August 4

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Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Allison Byers

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee laid out his "innovation portfolio" for 2012 during an industry awards ceremony Wednesday night, articulating his plan to harness technology to improve city services and reiterating his self-appointed role as the "technology mayor."

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Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by Carol Pitts

Travel route in Brazil

Brazil: Rio Olympics / Event as Urbanism

Instructors: Sandra Vivanco, with Christopher Roach
August 6–26, 2012

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Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 by Carol Pitts

Market Hall, Enric Miralles, Barcelona

European Watercities

Instructors: Mona El Khafif, Ila Berman
CCA SF campus: MTW, May 14-16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Europe: June 3–22, 2012

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Posted on Monday, February 6, 2012 by Carol Pitts

Northern light on the shores of the Black Sea [photo courtesy of Sinopale.org]

Turkey: International Sinop Biennial

Instructor: Mariella Poli
SF campus: Sat., April 14, 1–5 p.m. / April 21, 2–5 p.m.
Turkey: August 13–28, 2012
SF campus: Sat., September 1, 4–7 p.m.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by Allison Byers

As part of our occasional series on university-based design centers, which began last year with a profile of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, we are pleased to feature the work of URBANlab at the California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 by Chris Bliss

Film faculty member Lynn Marie Kirby with students at CAFA

What began in 2008 as a visit by CCA President Stephen Beal to the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing is now blossoming into a productive relationship between the two schools. This fall CCA enrolled six more undergraduate students from CAFA’s International Foundation Course; they join the first four students who began their studies at CCA in fall 2010.

In the first foray into faculty exchanges, David Hisaya Asari (Graphic Design) and Lynn Marie Kirby (Film) spent spring break 2011 at CAFA. An IFC instructor visited CCA in August. And Furniture faculty member Christopher Loomis is in Beijing now teaching for the semester.

What inspired this relationship between the two schools and what are the plans for the future?

Laying the Groundwork

In October 2008 President Beal was invited to participate in a forum on international art education, as part of CAFA's 90th anniversary celebration. He was impressed with the 4,000-student institution and its leaders, many of whom have ties with U.S. institutions. President Pang Gongkai was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. Vice President Xu Bing, well-known artist and recipient of the prestigious MacArthur “genius” award, lived and worked in New York for more than 10 years. Dean of Design Min Wang completed his graduate work in design at Yale and worked for more than 20 years in the United States, including a stint at Adobe before forming his own firm in San Francisco.

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