Students News

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by Allison Byers

You know you're a winner when a panel of judges wants to wear what you've just designed.

"We all wanted to order Justin Jamison's jeans on the spot," said designer Jeanne Allen, referring to one of six emerging fashion designers selected for a new Fashion Incubator San Francisco program.

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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 by Allison Byers

California College of the Arts (CCA) has joined the It Gets Better Project, an online video campaign aimed at eliminating suicide among LGBTQ people by providing real-world testimonials illustrating hope.

CCA is the first arts college in the US to submit an official college-wide It Gets Better video. The video features students, alumni, faculty and staff who volunteered to share their life experiences regarding coming out and living openly as a member of the LGBTQ community.

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by Jim Norrena

"A Great Day in San Francisco" [photo: Chris Nickel]

California College of the Arts proudly announces the release of It Gets Better: CCA, the official college submission in the It Gets Better Project, a national gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth suicide-prevention campaign. CCA is among the first art colleges to create an institutional video for the internationally recognized project.

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 by Clay Walsh

Sally Mann [courtesy of City Arts & Lectures]

Sally Mann

In Conversation with Steven Jenkins
Wednesday, March 21, 8 p.m.
Venue: Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister)
San Francisco

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 by Clay Walsh

Justin Carlisle-AndgrandView slideshow 

Congratulations to Justin Carlisle-Andgrand and Kate Nartker, each a finalist in the 2011 Design*Sponge Student Scholarship!

About the Design*Sponge Scholarship

Now in its fourth year, the Design*Sponge Scholarship is $10,000 in awards for full-time undergraduate and graduate students studying art and design. The scholarship was created to support the creative endeavors of the awardees and can be spent without restriction to support their pursuits (internship abroad, tuition, technology, supplies, etc.).

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by Allison Byers

California College of the Arts graphic design student, Justin Carlisle-Angrand, is kick-starting the holidays with some stellar news.

Uber-popular design blog, Design*Sponge, just named the talented Oakland undergrad a finalist in their 2011 D*S Scholarship – an international award that sifts out the next generation of artists and designers and supports them in their creative endeavors.

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Architecture student Vonnie Bower [photo: Brant Ward, The Chronicle]

Architecture student Vonnie Bower was recently featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article (“Welder gets her chance of a lifetime on Bay Bridge,” by Edward Guthman) that highlighted the experienced welder and pile driver for her work in the rebuilding of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a dream-come-true opportunity for countless persons -- male and female alike – in and out of the construction industry.

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Keep that CCA student ID with you while on campus

Both campuses will be locked down for general access from Wednesday, December 21, through Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

Oakland Campus

Please have your current CCA ID with you to access any spaces on campus. Public Safety officers will need to see your ID before they will let you use any spaces. They may not know you and they have been told to keep the campus closed during the college break.

San Francisco Campus

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 by Heather Lohmann

Heather Lohmann graduated from CCA in spring 2011 from the MFA Program in Writing. She currently lives in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, where she's dreaming up her next big adventure.


March 21-April 19
It’s time to get rid of all that clutter, Aries. And I’m not just talking about all the junk that’s been piling up in your studio over the past few months. Take a deeper look into the aspects of your life that may be hindering your creative nature. If your career hasn’t been moving in the direction you may have been hoping for, maybe it’s time to change paths. It might take a little while to see how this change will affect you positively, and we all know you’re not the most patient of signs, but if you can wait, you’ll definitely be pleased with the results. You may come across a few difficulties at first, but if you can stick to what you’ve started (and I know what you’re thinking: There are just too many ideas to work with! How can I stay focused on just one piece or project when it doesn’t pay off right away?!), you’ll reap the rewards. Remain optimistic and the world will be your oyster.


April 20-May 20
Brace yourself, Taurus, because all that creative hard work is about to get recognized. Fame? Make sure you’ve got your sunglasses and anti-paparazzi hand-to-the-face ready! Fortune? Get ready to see some serious activity in your bank account. You’ll have to work hard to get to where you’re going, but you’ve got the stubborn, practical nature to help make sure you don’t give up. Whether it’s a publishing contract for your first novel, a gallery opening for your latest and greatest, or the debut of your clothing line, there are very big things waiting in your very near future. A quick tip, though: Make sure to play the role of diplomat when dealing with others who hold positions of power -- you might need these allies a little later down the road after your 15+ minutes hit!

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by Clay Walsh

First Place: "Exciting Times with the JET Mill" by Santiago Portilla

Congratulations to all the student finalists in CCA’s second annual R.A.W. Photo (real artists @ work) contest, which had as its theme “A Day in the Life at CCA.”

Contestants were challenged to submit up to five standalone images that depict a project, moment, mood, memory, or other quality of CCA life taken from the student perspective. As expected, the results were as varying as the students themselves!

The Winners