“Aren’t you going to ask me who I’m wearing?” California College of the Arts (CCA) Fashion Department Chair Amy Williams teased at the reception for the 2014 CCA Student Fashion Show on Friday, May 16. “It’s my own design” Williams shared of the evening pine satin jumpsuit “but the antique Tiffany silver belt is a gift from my mother-in-law.”Read the rest
After seeing the fashion student designers’ work featured at California College of the Arts (CCA) Annual Fashion Show for 4 years, I genuinely feel that CCA has the knack of showing what being a student designer is all about. Their creativity, personality, and their craftsmanship shine clearly on that runway. It’s not always perfect or generally relevant or commercial, but being experimental and creative are the two things student designers need to take advantage of while they are still students, and CCA fashion students never fail to do that year after year.Read the rest
7x7 had the privilege of naming CCA's Class of 2014’s Emerging Designer of the Year. We want to extend a big congratulation to Erick Lopez, whose team of soccer players in oversized neoprene jerseys, jackets with exaggerated shoulders, and one man-skirt won us over. A nod to Belgian designers with perhaps a dash of Yeezy, his vision was what Levi’s Chief Merchandising Officer Grant Barth said, “on the pulse of the growing trend of athletic fashion.”Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by Laura Braun
This past Sunday at Escapist Comics on Claremont Ave. in Berkeley, the 3rd Annual California College of the Arts (CCA) Student Comics Fair showcased comics from the college’s Master’s of Fine Arts in Comics program, as well as from Introduction to Graphic Novels, an undergraduate class that teaches students about comic books and the process of making their own. Justin Hall and Matt Silady, both Adjunct Professors in the MFA program, put together the show and introduced each student creator and their work.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by Laura Braun
This year I finally made it to California College of the Arts’ (CCA) MFA Thesis Exhibition. CCA has one of the best graduate art programs in the Bay Area, and I was eager to see the work coming out of its studios. While the walls in the school always have work from various class projects on display, the thesis show was jam-packed with art, taking up a large part of the huge 1111 Eighth Street building.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Jim Norrena
(l-r) Stephanie Smith, Erin Wheeler, Kate Dey, and CCA President Stephen Beal
Right on the cusp of CCA's commencement exercises this Saturday, May 17, at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center, a timely WalletHub article, "Best & Worst Entry-Level Jobs," includes expert career advice from CCA's Career Development Director Kate Dey.
The featured article is written by Evolution Finance senior editor and writer John Kiernan and uses information sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Indeed.com, and Salary.com.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014 by Jim Norrena
CCA's Architecture division is pleased to announce Formations Summer 2014.
What Is Formations?
Formations is a series of week-long workshops offered in August that are open to current CCA students, working professionals, and other members of the broader architectural community.
Each project-based workshop focuses on a specific set of techniques:Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Jim Norrena
Submitted by CCA students Leslie Greene and Sam Bertain
Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Laura Braun
One of the best parts of school has to be the field trip, right? You’re out of the classroom and into “the real world.”
Last month, that real world was Levi Strauss & Co. for industrial and fashion design students at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts (CCA).
A group of about 20 students paid us a visit to understand our work and progress in the area of sustainability—in both operations and product design.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Chris Bliss
Harriet Street Student Residences
The Harriet Street Student Residences building in San Francisco has successfully achieved LEED platinum level -- the highest level of certification -- by the U.S. Green Building Council, an organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
LEED certification is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in sustainable building.
Some of the “green” features of CCA's Harriet Street Residences include
- Natural light and ventilation
- Solar water heating
- Stainless steel Energy Star appliances
- Rainwater harvesting
- Low-flow fixtures
- High recycled content
- Reduced construction waste