AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Christina Gomez has carefully displayed her dream cribs, rockers and mobiles on Pinterest, the increasingly popular online bulletin board. Never mind that she doesn't have a baby.
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by Allison Byers
Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012 by Allison Byers
It may seem incomprehensible to the latest generation, but we used to choose what art schools we'd apply to by looking at printed paper brochures that came in the mail. In an era before social media and the internet, a school's reputation wasn't easy to ascertain, particularly if you lived far away from it; your high school art teacher—who might've been anything from an out-of-work landscaper to a bored housewife—would tell you they heard RISD was good, for instance, and that was about the extent of it.
Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2012 by Lindsey Westbrook
Hardcover, 68 pages, $25
Refract House explores the evolution of CCA's solar-powered house (a joint project with Santa Clara University) that competed in the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The competition brief was to design, build, and operate a maximally energy-efficient, attractive, and comfortable solar-powered house. Every detail was considered by the CCA student team, from the landscaping and the solar collection arrays to the furniture and plateware (made of California mud). CCA's house was awarded first place in architecture and communications, second in engineering, and third overall. It outperformed contributions from such renowned schools as Cornell and Virginia Tech.
The Refract House book reframes the team's efforts within a larger context of contemporary architectural practice. It is divided into four parts, addressing the conceptual trajectories underlying the project, the different design strategies that were explored, the integration of technological systems, and the material fabrication. It also discusses the implications of the project in terms of architectural education today. It features full-color photographs and renderings of every phase of the house's development. There is an introduction by CCA Architecture Director Ila Berman and essays by Ila Berman, Nataly Gattegno, Andrew Kudless, Tim Hight, Kate Simonen, Peter Anderson, Matt Hutchison, and Oblio Jenkins.
Purchase a copy by emailing Lia Wilson in CCA's Architecture Program: email@example.com
Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 by Allison Byers
Starting at a new school can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. Will I like my teachers? Will I do well in my classes? Will I be able to talk about my ideas and be understood? Will I be able to find my way around? Will I make friends? What about my roommate?
Posted on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by Jim Norrena
The recording industry is one of the most sought-after, high-profile fields among college students. The Recording Academy provides an exciting work environment that can challenge and help develop the best marketing, finance, technical, and creative skills. Becoming a GRAMMY U student representative is one of the best ways to gain vital experience and make important contacts.
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by Amanda Simons
Rise above the competition by attending "Fiscal Sponsorship and Fundraising for Individual Artists" [photo: Jim Norrena]
Career artists depend on grants for survival and exhibition of their artwork. Grants are essentially loans that don’t need to be paid back. Anyone who meets certain specified criteria can receive a grant for just about anything. Proposers simply have to meet the organization, company, or institution’s award guidelines and terms.
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 by Alexis Mahrus
A big congratulations to the following eight Illustration students for placing in the 2012 NY Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition:
Christina Jung (repeat winner from 2011!)
Posted on Monday, February 6, 2012 by Lindsey Westbrook
CCA Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, 2010
Paperback, 152 pages, free
Wendover documents a series of three Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice courses led by Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) Director Matthew Coolidge and Curatorial Practice faculty member Marina McDougall. Analyzing exhibition and residency models, and looking more broadly at factors such as audience and site-specific programming, the enrolled students engaged with the CLUI outpost and artist residency in Wendover over a three-year period. A reader of sorts, the publication distills the students' activities and interactions with Wendover and documents their resulting projects: an audio tour (2008); a film program (2009); and an archive expansion (2010). Also included are interviews with Coolidge, Center for Art and Environment Director William Fox, and numerous texts contributed by students and visiting faculty. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
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.
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.