Undergraduate Admissions News

Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 by Chris Bliss

CCA's Annual Career Expo helps students and alumni launch their careers

“Leadership and problem solving can be applied to every facet in life, and that is what arts training at CCA is. Progressive.”

This is one of several positive comments from CCA alumni who participated in the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) 2012 survey.

The SNAAP survey results were released in a recent report that details findings from more than 65,000 arts alumni of all ages from 120 institutions in the United States and Canada.

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Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 by Shiraz Chavan

CCA might be closer to you than you think! Our Admission Office representatives will be in South America, Mexico, Asia, Turkey, and Canada this fall.

Review our travel schedule below, then schedule an appointment to have your portfolio reviewed and receive answers to your questions about CCA's admission requirements.

Email the corresponding CCA Admissions staff person to schedule a one-on-one appointment where you live.

Please note: We highly encourage you to RSVP early as events fill up quickly.

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Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 by Shiraz Chavan

CCA might be closer to you than you think! Assistant Director of International Admissions Shiraz Chavan will travel through Mexico, South America, Canada, Asia, and Turkey in fall 2012. Meet with her for a portfolio review or to ask questions about CCA's international admissions process.

Schedule a one-on-one appointment now for when Shiraz visits your city (see schedule below).

Please note: We highly encourage you to RSVP as events fill up quickly.

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Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 by Chris Bliss

(l to r) CCA alumni Daniel Gonzales (Animation 2010); Sage Matthews (Fashion Design 2007); and Kelly Puleio (Photography 2010)

CCA is rated as the #4 Bay Area institution for yielding the highest-paying jobs, according to PayScale, a compensation data company, in its 2011-12 College Salary Report. The annual report ranks undergraduate degrees and schools by postgraduation salary potential. Statewide, CCA ranked 11th and was the top art and design college on the list. (The three Bay Area schools in the report that ranked higher than CCA were Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and University of California, Berkeley.)

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Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 by Clay Walsh

Join or create a student group or organization today!

What do CCA students do when they’re not studying, making, designing, building, creating, or writing? Well, a variety of things of course, including growing a number of CCA student groups and organizations that provide ample opportunities for students to engage in student body planning or socialize, or both.

Depending on your interest and commitment, chances are good there’s a student organization or group that’s right for you.

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Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 by Shiraz Chavan

Global outreach allows CCA to offer an arts education enriched with cultures

CCA might be closer to you than you think! Our assistant director of international admissions, Shiraz Chavan, will travel through Asia and Turkey in fall 2011. Meet with her for a portfolio review or to ask questions about CCA's international admissions process.

Email Shiraz now to schedule a one-on-one appointment for when she visits your city (see schedule below). Please note: We highly encourage you to RSVP as events fill up quickly.

TAIWAN

Hsinchu
Oct. 23–24

Taipei
Oct. 25-26

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Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

Shoe prototype by Pre-College student Oscar Carl

“I reward daring,” says Industrial Design professor Jay Baldwin. “In my Pre-College class, you can get an A for something that flops as long as you know why it flopped.”

The CCA student body always looks a bit younger in July. For four weeks each summer, high school students from around the world (really!) descend gracefully onto our campuses to participate in college-level studio intensives through the Pre-College Program.

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Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

As an admissions counselor, I have the enjoyable task of reviewing lots of stellar applicant portfolios during the fall. It’s really fun to see this initial work transform over the course of a student’s CCA education.

So for others who love comparing the beginning with the end (well, not the real end), here’s a satisfying before-and-after post for you.

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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

Kristin Olson, "The Bellowing"

Hi all! Here on the CCA admissions blog, summertime is our special opportunity to introduce you to a few recent CCA graduates and to share stories of awesome summer internships.

Let's start with the graduates: Kevin Krueger and Kristin Olson, who each graduated in 2011 from the Individualized Major Program, moved to San Francisco to attend CCA after meeting (and getting married!) in Santa Cruz.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

(still) $1Dollair presentation video

We’re all pretty excited about Interaction Design around here. Although the official launch of CCA's newest program is fall 2011, Interaction Design chair Kristian Simsarian taught “Introduction to Interaction Design” in the spring, treating us to a glimpse of what’s to come.

For the course’s final project, teams of student designers redesigned outdated airline user experiences; the resulting concepts were smart, diverse, and entertaining.

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