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).Read the rest
Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena
SAVE THE DATE!
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.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by Kristian Simsarian
A career in interaction design means a lifetime of creative, ever-changing, exciting, and fulfilling work. Interaction designers work in the real world in a way that connects and contributes. They are making the future every day, so it’s no surprise that they love their careers and never get tired of learning and growing.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen
Hello from Seattle! I'm up north this week meeting with awesome prospective CCA students and the high school art teachers who love them. It's only fitting that I post this great interview with Tania Butterworth, a first-year student from the Emerald City.
You've only just moved here! First impressions of CCA and the Bay?Read the rest
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.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 by Chris Bliss
Undergraduate Program in Interation Design chair Dr. Kristian Simsarian (left) cofounded IDEO's Software Experiences Practice
Who will create the future mobile experience, invent the next breakthrough in gaming, change the way we listen to music, and reinvent social networks? A new breed of specialists⎯interaction designers⎯who are taking technology and human interaction to the next level.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 by Clay Walsh
Break out your digital camera for CCA’s inaugural R.A.W. (Real Artists at Work) Photo competition—the college’s newest juried student competition that awards a $100 cash prize to each winner!
Students enter the competition by submitting their digital photographs online. Each image should offer an artistic, original perspective and follow the designated theme.
This year’s theme: Life within CCA’s residence halls.
That’s right—here’s your chance to show others in the community what CCA’s on-campus residential life looks like, as well as turn fellow hall residents into stars!
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by Clay Walsh
That’s right folks, the rumor’s true: It’s time again to break out your video camera and hit the streets for CCA’s R.A.W. (Real Artists at Work) Video competition.
This year’s theme: Bike Culture at CCA—as you define it!
What’s CCA’s R.A.W. Video competition? It’s the college’s annual student video competition that awards $500 cash to each juried winner of an original artistic point of view submitted in the form of a short video that depicts a designated theme.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen
Before moving to San Francisco to attend CCA, Joy Umali (Furniture 2010) was working in southern California as a civil engineer. Attributing her decision to earn a second bachelor’s degree to a long-standing interest in both engineering and the fine arts, Joy’s mathematical background still shines through in the structural integrity and precise construction of her furniture pieces.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen
Positively consumed by the energy of CCA’s end-of-year celebrations, we’re shifting blog gears from the beginning of the undergraduate experience to its conclusion. Through July, I’ll be posting short profiles of this year's graduates, a talented group of young emerging Bay Area artists. Stay tuned!Read the rest