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A visionary whose craftsmanship confronts injustice

2019 honorary doctorate degree recipient Joyce J. Scott’s career demonstrates her quest to inspire change through art.

Joyce J. Scott, Baby Blue Book Redux, 2018. Beads, thread, 37 1/2 x 52 1/4 inches. Courtesy Goya Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore

Press release / May 17, 2019

California College of the Arts appoints Ann Wiens Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Wiens joins CCA from the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), where she served as director of marketing communications.

Ann Wiens, new CCA Vice President for Marketing and Communications.

Media coverage / May 17, 2019

Architecture Professor Neal Schwartz's firm wins the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design

Schwartz and Architecture wins the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design for the family-owned restaurant, El Pípila.

Inside of El Pípila, the James Beard Award winning restaurant for Outstanding Design.

Press release / May 17, 2019

California College of the Arts faculty Kota Ezawa presents new work at the 2019 Whitney Biennial

Ezawa is one of two Bay Area-based artists included in this year’s biennial

National Anthem (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), 2019. Watercolor on paper, 10.5 x 19 inches, edition variée of three. Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery.

Media coverage / May 9, 2019

Joyce J. Scott: ‘Creator. Changemaker. Pioneer’

Joyce J. Scott performs in the well received, infamously raucous Thunder Thigh Review in 2012. Her performance partner is Kay Lawal-Muhammad. (Photo by Jannette Witmyer)

Joyce J. Scott performs in the well received, infamously raucous Thunder Thigh Review in 2012. Her performance partner is Kay Lawal-Muhammad

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From farm to fashion: textile manufacturing in North Carolina

CCA’s summer study trips introduce students to new cultures and experiences, and many programs also feature service to the host communities and reflections on issues that affect those communities: environmental ...

pink and white shirts hanging close together.

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Enlivening San Francisco's Market street

The sidewalks of San Francisco’s busiest thoroughfare came alive for three days in April at the Market Street Prototyping Festival as teams of artists and designers exhibited over 50 ingenious ...

a woman walks through thousands of dangling neon strings on the street in San Francisco.

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Game on: how video games are changing the way we work and play

Gaming is storytelling. From a design perspective, a good game presents a world that is both accessible and fantastic; at its center are good characters.

A digital avatar dances in front of a colorful video screen.

Press release / May 6, 2019

CCA Fashion Experience 2019 celebrates identity, vision, and craft

California College of the Arts Fashion Design program presents a one-night-only showcase of 12 thesis collections by graduating seniors

CCA Fashion Design thesis work from Qiongyun Hu, Misha Abbas, and Kaiying Ni.

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Tim Brown and Barry Katz on design thinking today

IDEO CEO Tim Brown and CCA professor Barry Katz discuss design in a new era of disruption.

IDEO CEO Barry Katz and Tim Brown, CCA professor of design and IDEO fellow

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Mastering filmmaking

CCA's Cinema Visionaries Lecture Series is a popular public-programs lineup of screenings and engaging Q&A sessions with today's most luminary filmmakers.

Filmmaker Alex Gibney (left) and film Co-chair Rob Epstein at CCA's Cinema Visionaries Lecture Series

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3 things that separate the best art college applications from the rest

What can you do to make sure your application won’t be overlooked? Here are a few tips from admissions officers at some of the best art colleges in the U.S.

Three students pose in front of a structure with purple projections on it.

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Alumna Ashely Eva Brock champions sustainable fashion

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Meet CCA MAAD HTX graduate Joseph Becker

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Alumn Matthew Jervis believes everyone can be a designer

Matthew Jervis (Graphic Design 2004) believes we can all be designers. Design is fundamental to how humans survive and relate to the world, he says.

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Can graphic design be political?

Postcards to the President, a project that encouraged attendees to write messages to POTUS, Vice President Pence, state reps, and local leaders.

Collection of postcards for the president and rubber stamps

Press release / April 24, 2019

CCA diversity studies faculty Kim Shuck receives Academy of American Poets Fellowship

Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate, will receive $75,000 to launch “Seeds: Creating Poetic Activism,” a seed program for poets to grow audiences in their own communities across the city.

Portrait of Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate of San Francisco, CA and CCA diversity studies faculty.

Media coverage / April 24, 2019

Diversity Studies faculty Kim Shuck named poet laureate of San Francisco

As one of the first recipients of the Academy of American Poets fellowship, Diversity Studies faculty Kim Shuck will launch a poetic activism program to grow literary events across the city.

Portrait of Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate of San Francisco, CA and CCA diversity studies faculty.

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How much do animators make?

If you're thinking about pursuing an animation degree, your employment prospects after college are excellent. But which animation jobs have the highest return on your tuition investment, and what type of work is out there?

Student drafting animation ideas

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This could be you: 3 CCA alumni who made it big (and made a difference)

Each of our graduates has a story to tell about how their CCA experience — the expert instructors that mentored them, the boundary-defying projects they worked on, the industry-leading internships they secured — set them down the path to becoming who they

Three sets of golden and teal graduation tassels shine in the sun

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