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!
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen
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?
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.
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).
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.
About National Portfolio Day
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!