Undergraduate Admissions News

Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 by Clay Walsh

(l to r) Jim Allison, Adam Behrmann, Chun-Ping Wang, Edward Hayden, Rebecca Reilly, and Erinn Clancy

Yesterday California College of Arts faculty member Cheryl Dunye escorted 12 CCA Media Arts students on one of the most exciting adventures a student could dream up: a weekend at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Students arrived sleepy-eyed at the crack of dawn at the San Francisco International Airport to board their plane, but the excitement stayed in the air and kept everyone amped up for a good time.

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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 by Clay Walsh

Last night San Francisco made history by hosting "Sundance Film Festival U.S.A." at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in Japantown. CCA Media Arts cochair Rob Epstein and codirector Jeffrey Friedman were on hand for the screening of their new feature film, Howl, which kicked off the Sundance Film Festival last week in Park City, Utah, and will screen once again tonight.

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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 by Clay Walsh

No better time than the present to kick off CCA’s new Film blog now that the Sundance Film Festival (January 21–31), the largest independent cinema festival in the United States is up and running. And you’re invited to join us for a behind-the-scenes look at all things Sundance.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen

Happy (belated) New Year from CCA Admissions! Our office sincerely hopes you had a restful holiday season and that you’ve emerged raring to flex your application muscles. We’re opening more and more mail each day as we approach the February 1st priority deadline for fall 2010. February 1st is an important deadline to meet if you’re considering merit scholarships, which are awarded based on your academic record and the strength of your portfolio.

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Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 by Marion Anthonisen

Lily is a third-year industrial design major originally from Seattle, WA. Thanks for the interview, Lily!

What do you like best about the CCA community?

What really impresses me about CCA is how supportive - rather than competitive - everyone is. Everyone wants to see their classmates succeed. We share information and teach each other programs and model making tips, and when someone makes a mistake, they share it so that the rest of us won’t make the same mistake. It seems like this environment is rare in an art school, and it's what I really like about CCA.

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Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 by Marion Anthonisen

We're happy to see you here. I’m Marion Anthonisen, a CCA admissions counselor, and I’m sincerely looking forward to sharing some stories from our community with you. I’ll also be offering up some application and portfolio tips. You should get in touch with me if you have any questions about the admissions process or the stories you’ll read on this page.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Grace Lee

Deadline: November 16
Student Entry fee: $30 (with valid student ID)

The Annual Exhibition is open to all artists working in water soluble media: watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache and egg tempera on paper.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Grace Lee

Northern California
Deadline: Saturday, October 24

Southern Exposure invites artists to submit work in response to a theme, which is selected to encourage as broad a range of artistic interpretation as possible. This year's theme, Passive/Aggressive, is chosen in response to the current cultural, economic and political climate and reflects how decisions are made when faced with extreme challenges. Artists are invited to submit work that responds to this idea in some way, shape or form.


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Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by Clay Walsh

Couldn't pass up the opportunity to congratulate CCA on a very exciting and recent accolade! BusinessWeek magazine has recently honored the MBA in Design Strategy Program here at CCA by including us on their list of the top 30 design programs in the WORLD. Their list represents the final results of extensive research and the polling of prominent academics, designers, consultants, and business managers on the best MBA or master's programs that significantly integrate design thinking and business. We're quite thrilled about this accomplishment!

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Posted on Thursday, January 1, 2009 by Jim Norrena

About the video
California College of the Arts faculty member Linda Geary interviews Painting/Drawing student Yolla Knight.

In Yolla's words
"I think the best things about CCA are really the sense of community here and the friendships you make and the connections you make with instructors. I think the teachers are really central to CCA's success. They're just very generous people and have really enhanced my experience here."


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