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Alum spotlight: Architect Nastaran Mousavi

At Studio BANAA, Nastaran Mousavi (MArch 2013) is designing authentic spaces brimming with story and meaning.

An image of the Kokak Chocolate Shop bar in San Francisco.


Alumni Spotlight: Video game designer and animator Babak Saadat

Before CCA launched the BFA in Game Arts in fall 2021, Babak Saadat followed his passions and created his own focus in game design.

Masaharu, one of the main characters from Babak Saadat’s Harukaze, in different combat positions.


Three MFA Fine Arts students win Cadogan awards

Katayoun Bahrami, Ester Karnoski, and Bryce LeFort honored at September 10 ceremony and featured in annual SOMArts Cultural Center exhibition.

Ester Karnoski, selections from the series Screen Time in progress, 2021. Oil on paper, 24 x 18 inches each.

Press release / Sept. 8, 2021

CCA launches new Bachelor in Fine Arts in Comics in fall 2022

After completing CCA’s BFA in Comics program, graduates will have attained both broad and specialized technical and conceptual competencies to employ in their postgraduate careers.

An illustration by alum Meggie Ramm (MFA Comics 2017) for the new BFA in Comics program

Media coverage / Sept. 3, 2021

Fashion Chair Lynda Grose on the future of fashion education

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) interviewed Lynda Grose and Simon Ungless (Executive Director at Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion) about the future of fashion education and what they’re excited about in fashion education.

Lynda Grose

Media coverage / Sept. 3, 2021

Forbes covers Rachel Berger's exhibition, "Shooter Box"

Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger spoke with Forbes about "Shooter Box" (on view at Hubbell Street Galleries through October 8, 2021), an exhibition of designed objects protesting the U.S. military’s use of Microsoft Xbox controllers as battle equipment.

Rachel Berger, Bullet I, 2021. Cast lead and copper, 6 x 4 x 2.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.


Which graduate Design degree is right for me?

From CCA’s MFA in Design, MBA in Design Strategy, and Master of Design in Interaction Design, find the graduate program that fits your design aspirations.

A student points to a whiteboard.


From CCA to the NBA: Dustin O. Canalin on designing his dream career

With a passion for basketball and an eye for design, this Bay Area-born alum is living what he loves.

Dustin O. Canalin

Press release / Aug. 26, 2021

CCA’s new BFA in Game Arts program launches in fall 2021

The new four-year, fine arts-focused degree program is designed for students who want to become game industry professionals and artistic leaders who shape the future of games and play.

A close-up view of a board game with colorful pieces.


Listening for the future

CCA Design Futures Lab, Imperial College London, and LADdesign join forces on summer design sprints that explore the future of music experience through design.

Whiteboard with notes in red ink, pictures, and post-it notes.

Press release / Aug. 19, 2021

CCA presents Shooter Box at Hubbell Street Galleries

Curated by CCA Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger, Shooter Box is an exhibition protesting the United States military’s use of Microsoft Xbox controllers as battle equipment, which transforms a child’s toy into a weapon of war

Rachel Berger, Bullet I, 2021. Cast lead and copper, 6 x 4 x 2.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Press release / Aug. 19, 2021

CCA presents DRAWING CODES: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II

CCA's Architecture Digital Craft Lab presents DRAWING CODES: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, the second volume in a series organized by curators Adam Marcus and Andrew Kudless.

Stephanie Lin, Accumulated Error No. 41. Courtesy of the artist.

Press release / Aug. 19, 2021

CCA launches search for new Chief Financial Officer

CCA is launching a search for a new Chief Financial Officer following the announcement that current CFO Ed Prohaska intends to step down in early 2022.

Exterior view of San Francisco campus

Media coverage / Aug. 12, 2021

Alum Elizabeth Brunner's kids' clothing label, StereoTypes, flips gender norms on their head

StereoType, a clothing label by San Francisco-based designer Elizabeth Brunner (BFA Fashion Design 2007), offers everyday clothes for kids that cohesively blend both masculine and feminine elements.


Press release / Aug. 4, 2021

CCA appoints Jessica Farron, Lucille Tenazas, and Marv Tseu to Board of Trustees

California College of the Arts announces the appointments of Jessica Farron, Lucille Tenazas, and Marv Tseu to the Board of Trustees for an initial three-year term.



ARCH Art Supplies moves to Blattner Hall

The independently-owned art supply store will be more tightly integrated with the CCA community from its new location.

Art supplies on display in ARCH.

Media coverage / July 20, 2021

Art & Education's "Office Hours" with Glen Helfand

Graduate Fine Arts Associate Professor Glen Helfand shares what got him into teaching, how CCA’s interdisciplinarity leads to the cross-pollination of ideas and practices, the importance of connecting students to the Bay Area art scene, and more.

A student project, part of the interdisciplinary course, "P.E."

Media coverage / July 16, 2021

Alum Michon Sanders featured in T: The New York Times Style Magazine

In “The Artists” column in T Magazine, Michon Sanders (BFA Painting & Drawing 2020) talks about her work, Seniors and Children First, and about how living in Oakland has given her a sense of freedom.

T Style Magazine Logo

Media coverage / July 14, 2021

Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger asks recent grads "How did you get into tech?"

In AIGA's Eye on Design, Rachel Berger speaks with recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at CCA, RISD, and other schools to find out how they got their start and share advice for those seeking a similar path.

AIGA's Eye on Design logo

Press release / July 14, 2021

CCA Wattis Institute presents new work by Maia Cruz Palileo

Maia Cruz Palileo presents a new exhibition of paintings and sculptures inspired by historic Philippiniana materials and the artist’s own memories.

Maia Cruz Palileo