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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Can a single academic course change the world? Perhaps it can. California College of the Arts offers a seminar course as part of its Master of Architecture curriculum—Creative Integrated Project Management—that proves it is, indeed, possible.

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Have you ever reached out to touch a painting or sculpture . . . only to receive an immediate smackdown from the museum guard? The Oakland Museum of California Sculpture Court has temporarily dispensed with the conventional museological for display only restriction to honor the artistic intent of Shawn HibmaCronan (Sculpture and Furniture 2009). In fact, the Berkeley-based artist encourages viewers to totally engage with his art—not just visually, but physically as well.

Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

(l to r) CCA chairs Julian Carter, Melinda L. de Jesús, and Tirza Latimer at the diversity conference [photo: Jim Norrena]

The “Doing ‘Diversity’: Making It or Faking It?” conference was the first-of-its-kind, all-day planning and discussion meeting devoted specifically to the issues of diversity representation and celebration here at California College of the Arts. The discussion panels laid the groundwork for the college to ratchet up its commitment to fostering greater diversity at CCA.

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 by Jim Norrena

What do owls, drag queens, and poets have in common? It’s a tricky question, that is unless you’re attending frameline34, the 34th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival—the world’s landmark showcase of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cinema—where not one but two CCA Film Program faculty members have award-winning feature films in this year's program.

Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010 by Samantha Braman

If life finds you strolling through the streets of New York this summer, you might notice people hanging plants from fences, scaffolds . . . almost anywhere. The Woolly Bunch Takes NYC is just one of many initiatives led by Miguel Nelson (MFA 2002) and his company Woolly Pocket to spread passion for the art of gardening.

Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Jennifer Stein has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president for operations at California College of the Arts (CCA), it was announced today by CCA President Stephen Beal. She will be responsible for the supervision of collegewide operations, including facilities management, space planning, academic program resource development, and long-range operational planning. Currently she is vice president of academic planning and operations at the San Francisco Art Institute. Stein will begin at CCA on August 15.

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

CCA Graphic Design student Mike Hu won top honors on June 5, 2010, at the 10th Annual Portfolio Day of the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design. AIGA SF awarded $6,000 in scholarships to eligible students based on the overall excellence of their work, academic accomplishments, and personal statements. More than 145 students and 90 reviewers participated, and 11 enrichment scholarships, a judges' award, and the Rick Tharp Scholarship were awarded.

Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Hong SangsooView slideshow 

Alum Hong Sangsoo’s feature film Hahaha: What Do You See in Life, Darling? received top honors in the respected Un Certain Regard award category at the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival. Sangsoo, whose film was one of 18 in this category and the third South Korean film in the overall selection, won over such celebrated filmmakers as French director Jean-Luc Godard (Film Socialisme).

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

Xeromax Envelope by Future Cities Lab (Jason K Johnson and Nataly Gattegno)View slideshow 

The Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) San Francisco Global School: Biodynamic Structures is a 10-day intensive Global Visiting School workshop, hosted by California College of the Arts (CCA) from July 12–21, 2010, on CCA’s San Francisco campus.

Students in the course will explore active systems in nature, extracting logics of organization, geometry, structure, and mathematics. They will investigate biomimetic principles, then analyze, design, and fabricate prototypes that respond to electronic and environmental stimuli.

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 by Cinthia Wen

Cinthia Wen has been appointed chair of the Graphic Design Program at California College of the Arts (CCA), it was announced today by Provost Mark Breitenberg.

"After conducting an extensive national search, we are very pleased that Cinthia Wen will be our new chair,” stated Breitenberg. “She brings an exciting and compelling vision for the future of graphic design at CCA.

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