Students News

Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 by Grace Lee

In 2006 the James Family Foundation provided a grant to SFMOMA supporting free admission to students attending California College of the Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, and Academy of Art University. The James Family Foundation grant has been extended until the end of 2010.

To receive free admission at SFMOMA, CCA students must show their current student ID card (with a validation sticker). Validation stickers must be obtained from the Public Safety office on either campus every semester.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by Jeanne C. Finley

Schein & Schein features antique maps and prints

The students in the Graduate Fine Arts seminar Land Minds / Site Lines, taught by Jeanne C. Finley, took their first field trip of the semester exploring land/walking art. They visited 1435 Grant Avenue (formerly Dupont Street, known as the oldest street in San Francisco) in the North Beach neighborhood, home to the antique book and map retailer Schein & Schein, named after the husband-and-wife proprietors, Jimmie and Marti Schein. Students searched through the drawers and bins and pulled out maps of particular interest.

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Posted on Monday, September 13, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Congratulations to CCA Industrial Design students Erin Fong, Ryan David Francis, and Marc Levinson, all finalists among 814 participants, who were each awarded an honorable mention at the 23rd Annual Koizumi International Design Lighting Competition for Students, a significantly competitive international competition for lighting design students, whose objective it is to "promote promising youth and improve the cultural lighting situation."

Erin Fong — Quintet
Ryan David Francis — Triode Safety Light

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Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010 by Grace Lee

For the third consecutive year, MYARTSPACE is offering $16,000 in cash scholarships to art students. Registration is free. The deadline is December 12, 2010. Art students currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate study are encouraged to apply.

To find out more information go to:

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Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010 by Grace Lee

Feeling stressed? Student Affairs offers FREE yoga and capoiera classes to all CCA students, staff and faculty throughout the year.

Instructor: Sharanjit Sandhu

Mondays, 7:30 – 9pm B1 (OAK)
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9pm, GC5 (SF)

Instructor: Jamel Lindsey

Mondays, 7:30 – 9pm, A2 Cafe (OAK)
Fridays, 7:30 – 9pm, A2 Cafe (OAK)

For more information email .

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Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2010 by Samantha Braman

How can craft and technology influence, and cater to, evolving social needs, user demands, and civic infrastructure? This summer, students in Nick Riddle's Industrial Design course titled "Bike Building I: The Frame" set out to answer the question.

Focusing on traditional principles and techniques of bicycle frame building, Riddle led students through the process of researching, designing, crafting, and manufacturing a custom bike. According to each student's individual desire, some of the final bikes were for mountain riding, others were for road riding, and others were purely for leisure. All were conceived, designed, and assembled in just six weeks.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen

Exploring the middle ground between fact and speculation, recent graduate Mathieu Stemmelen (BFA Graphic Design 2010) is inspired by things unseen, like divides that exist only on maps or in unspoken attitudes about society.

Mathieu’s interactive book Visualizing The Invisible, which examines invisibility through biology, culture, and philosophy, received first place in the Book Design category at the 2010 Art Directors Club (ADC) awards. Much of his book’s content is printed using invisible ink, apparent only when placed under ultraviolet fluorescent light.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by Jim Norrena

We welcome Modern Times Bookstore to CCA, where this renowned "neighborhood bookseller for the Mission" will be selling course books to CCA students on each of the college's campuses.

Oakland campus

(in front of A2 Café)

Wednesday, Sept 8: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Thursday, Sept 9: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday, Sept 10: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept 14: 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept 15: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Thursday, Sept 16: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday, Sept 17: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

SF campus

(in front of main building)

Wednesday, Sept 8: 3–5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept 9: 2–5 p.m.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 by Jim Norrena

The CCA Film Program's 2010 end-of-year show, titled Night/Light, was a smashing success. The event took place in Timken Lecture Hall and was filled with wonderful energy, films, and installations.

Congratulations to the following award winners:

Faculty Award: Erinn Clancy

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Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Applications for Community Service Fellows (CSF) positions are being accepted September 3–17

The Community Student Fellows program offers work-study opportunities in arts education and community arts to CCA students across all disciplines. CSFs are trained and work in schools and community organizations throughout the Bay Area. Students—sophomore through graduate level—are eligible to apply. (Second-semester freshmen are eligible to apply for spring semester positions.)

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