Undergraduate Admissions News

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

Those of you with the cold-weather tolerance for snow sports have a couple options when headed to well-maintained slopes: You can choose equipment that’s easy to use; or go with gear that requires training.

Both options boast equal safety levels. The bummer is for boarders who want to explore untended backcountry powder, but don’t want to invest time and money in complicated training-required gear. There’s no option that’s both easy and safe.

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Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

Harry Griffin (Photography 2011) likes old movies. He’s inspired by the aesthetics and framing of cinematography, preferring to sequence his photographs from a cinematic point of view. While his pieces don’t evoke traditional narratives, bits of story line can be gathered from associations made between seemingly unrelated works. He's fascinated by “how disparate images work together in the world.”

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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

You may remember first-year Tania Butterworth from our interview last fall, when we discussed adventurous artmaking, sources of inspiration, baked goods and, of course, the Skymall catalog.

Tania’s back on the blog this week, and we’ve got some of her artwork this time! This is a light installation Tania made in Sculpture 1.

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Posted on Monday, March 7, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

In its historical iterations, the tunnel book often resembled something like small-scale theater design. This sculptural art form still feels wonderfully theatrical, if you imagine the set emerging gracefully from the background to take center stage. To create these pieces, tunnel-book makers arrange a set of images into a dimensional scene and bind the pages with an accordion.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

Cianna Valley (Printmaking 2011) came to CCA from Hawaii intending to major in Graphic Design. After her her first-year experience with jewelry and bookmaking, she joined the fine arts division, where she’s been ever since.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

The only collection of its kind at any art school in the country, the CCA Materials Library is an interdisciplinary space where students explore texture and engage imagination. Within its walls, fashion students envision constructing purses from heavy-duty conveyor belt textiles. Film students see high-performance sailcloth and imagine large-scale video projection screens. The idea is to inspire through tactile experimentation, and it's a pretty awesome place. Check out the video tour above. Many thanks to CCA alum Jake Sollins for taking us through the archive!

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Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

credit: Sarah McGee

Happy New Year!

Here at CCA, applications for the fall semester are pouring in, and we're already feeling good vibes from our prospective entering class. Keep it comin'! In the meantime, here's another great first-year for you to meet. Jake Hicks is about to begin his second semester at CCA.

Hey, Jake! Where are you from? How was the move?

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Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen

Hey all! It’s finals week here at CCA and lots of great projects have been rapidly multiplying in our campus studios. Students in Intro to Ceramics (taught by ceramicist and CCA professor Nancy Selvin) just finished fine-tuning a still life series, and I thought I'd share a slice of this with you before we leave for the holidays.

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Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Who will be the next Frank Gehry, Annie Leibovitz, Kara Walker, or Quentin Tarantino? You might find them among the hundreds of creative young people who will descend on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts (CCA) for National Portfolio Day on Saturday, January 15. With portfolios in hand, these young hopefuls will be able to meet with representatives from 40 leading art colleges (see list below) accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena


Join California College of the Arts (CCA) Saturday, January 15, 2011, at our San Francisco campus (1111 Eighth Street, at 16th and Wisconsin streets) as we proudly host National Portfolio Day.

About National Portfolio Day

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