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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Laura Braun

California College of the Arts’ Graduate Program in Fine Arts 2015 MFA Thesis Show on view from May 14 through the 23rd in the Nave of its San Francisco campus was an exciting culmination of fifty candidates’ journeys to achieve a Master’s of Fine Arts degree from one of California’s most prestigious schools of higher education in the practice and study of the arts.

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Laura Braun

Going to California College of the Arts every year for the graduation fashion show is tremendously exciting. Wondering whether the tent would survive the ridiculously strong wind by the end of the night is always part of the experience of California College of the Arts student fashion show. When some photographers were nervous about falling lights and the videographer looked a little unsure, that’s when you know the wind was especially lively this year. But just like every other year, the California College of the Arts 2015 Fashion Show went off swimmingly.

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by Laura Braun

"Traditionally, a lot of comics and graphic novels — a predecessor to animation — were more geared to boys," says Bret Parker, Pixar animator and professor at the Bay Area's California College of the Arts. "That's shifted. Now young women are realizing animation is an accessible thing they can go into."

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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Laura Braun

7x7 had the privilege of naming CCA's Class of 2015 Emerging Designer of the Year award last week, and picking just one recipient out of so many potential design stars was more difficult than we have ever encountered before. 

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Junior design student Caitie Dodge (middle) at California College of the Arts works on her project in her sustainable fashion class in San Francisco, California, on Friday, May 8, 2015. She is experimenting with shapes as she works on women sportswear using minimal waste and minimal dye.

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Join me for a shambling dance through the fine art departments of UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Mills College, the San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University. (Sorry, Stanford, San Jose and Davis, there’s just one of me.)

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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

The CCA fashion department’s capstone event features collections by 13 senior Fashion Design student  juried by industry professionals and showcased by professional models, in a runway presentation that has become a staple in the college’s lineup of annual events. The program’s focus on sustainability in fashion makes it one of the more socially conscious student fashion shows in the world.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

Meanwhile, at CCA, the show is made up of 13 undergrads who are chosen to participate by a jury of industry professionals. the program is known for their dedication to sustainability, recently being named the top program of its kind in the world by Fahsionista. It's my first time at the CCA show, and i'm excited to see what the designers have in store.

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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2015 by Laura Braun

Students from the California College of the Arts drew many of the plans. Architecture student Blake Stevenson named his design “The Lifted Garden.” It shows a terraced garden angled over a new in-law unit, which Stevenson imagines placing in the backyard of a two-story house.

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Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015 by Laura Braun

Indeed, the classroom drives much of their work and fuels their passion. Both are born educators who strive to make memorable points to the graphic design students at California College of the Arts (CCA). Talking about their own work might lead to a discussion of Gustav Stickley's views of Victorian furniture, the radical prints of Sister Mary Corita Kent or a history of the Russian constructivists.

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