Students News

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

Guests at a recent launch party for California College of the Arts March 23 gala honoring designer Stanlee Gatti received hot-off-the-press invites. Yet these CCA student scholarship supporters had already raised a whopping $780K in pregala sales.

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016 by Em Meine

CCA Ceramics major Josh Reyes (a.k.a. Sioux) will show his work as part of a multiplatform exhibition, titled Across the Table, Across the Land, at the 50th annual NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference, taking place in March in Kansas City, Missouri.

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2016 by Janet Vail


Aaron De La Cruz’s (Illustration 2004) work walks the line between organization and chaos. When you first look at his paintings you see tidy curves and lines. You start to search for patterns and repetition, figuring the artist must use some mechanism to produce these massive wall murals.

But the closer you look you realize nothing is repeated, each new mark slightly different from the last. You’re in a maze, heading toward the unknown, and there’s no turning back.

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016 by Laura Braun

It sounds like a big responsibility, but Ganim’s budding cyborgs were guided and assisted by KidMob’s crew, which included a volunteer prostheticist and a group of passionate graduate students from California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016 by Laura Braun

California College of the Arts (CCA) educates students to shape culture and society through the practice and critical study of art, architecture, design, and writing. Founded in 1907, the college currently offers 22 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs to its nearly 2000 students. Graphic design students at CCA learn how to engage the mind and the senses by translating ideas into provocative forms and powerful experiences. They identify problems and find solutions that move people to think, feel, and act. 

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Laura Braun

An avid collector, Wong left behind a rich archive of papers, objects and ephemera, which complements and sheds light on his own artistic production. At New York’s Guggenheim Museum in 2012, artist Danh Vo staged an homage to Wong, presenting objects from the late artist’s massive collection of curios, paintings, antiques, calligraphic scrolls and kitsch. (Wong’s mother had been preserving these varied materials in her home since her son’s death in 1999.) In 2014, the Museum of the City of New York showcased Wong’s vast collection of drawings and paintings by graffiti artists.

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Laura Kenney

Void California: 1975-1989 is an exhibition that surveys punk-inflected media that emerged from California subcultures in the late 1970s and 1980s. Encompassing zines, photography, collage, video montage, documentary film, and sound collage, the exhibition presents its artists and musicians as subcultural anthropologists, documenting a world at the brink of disaster.

The exhibition, curated by the 2016 class of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts with the support of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, is free and open to the public.

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by Laura Braun

One bright September afternoon in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, I found myself sitting at an orange picnic table on a vacant lot the size of several football fields. It might be one of the most valuable empty lots in the United States.

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

The Jewish Community Center’s Katz Snyder Gallery presents as its first show an exhibition that maps the mythologies of places.

Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Jim Norrena

Find Your Mentor at California College of the Arts (CCA)

Student: Faculty Ratio

With a seven-to-one student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 13, CCA students receive a lot of individual attention from their instructors.

Faculty of Professionals

The vast majority of CCA’s faculty members (88 percent) are practicing professionals. This often leads to professional opportunities for students in the form of internships and, in many cases, jobs after graduation.