CCA’s dean of Fine Arts discusses the value of an arts education in today’s product-driven and politically tense world.
/ Oct. 2, 2019
In a new commission, Marcelle will convert the Wattis galleries into a temporary radio station for her first solo exhibition in California. On view November 26, 2019–January 18, 2020.
/ Sept. 30, 2019
Newly moored in Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, the Float Lab will serve as a research platform and demonstration project for the next three years. View photos of the harbor installation and explore the science behind its design.
/ Sept. 26, 2019
A vibrant community celebration brought together civic leaders, CCA faculty, and students of all ages for the historic launch of CCA Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab.
During an Interior Design course lab called tranSTUDIO, students explore new frontiers in advanced manufacturing and design at Autodesk.
/ Sept. 26, 2019
Marissa Leitman (BFA Photography 2017) disusses her Aunt Charlie's-inspired series with KQED. View her photographs of the iconic bar and drag community at the Tenderloin Museum through Nov. 3, 2019.
Public Sediment for Alameda Creek, a project by CCA’s Architectural Ecologies research lab, has been awarded $31.4 million in California state funding.
/ Sept. 25, 2019
A 2018 graduate of CCA's Individualized Studies program and current MFA in Fine Arts student, Arleene Correa Valencia discusses growing up undocumented in Napa Valley and how that experience has influenced her work. View the video of the artist in her stu
Avoid these easy-to-make errors as you put together your admissions application art portfolio.
CCA Interior Design student Moon Lou enters her senior year with a prestigious award and advice for new students.
For her senior thesis exhibition at CCA, Arleene Correa Valencia worked on a series of paintings of the “unseen,” the agricultural workers who supply the country’s food, yet are made invisible by and to the society around them.
/ Sept. 13, 2019
Led by associate professor Neeraj Bhatia, The Territorial City: Edge of Megolopolis is featured in the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. Learn more about this advanced studio course.
Learn about alum Gary Hutton, a 1975 CCA graduate in Environmental Studies, who has spent his career working on myriad commercial and residental interior design projects throughout California.
Negar Kalantar explores how relief cutting, or kerfing, can improve building materials’ adaptability to environmental threats.
/ Sept. 12, 2019
Profiled with other "unsung heroes of streetwear," alum Ariel Roman (BFA Printmaking 2007) stays true to her aesthetic—including punk—as she illustrates and art directs for a range of clients.
Feeling the “vibe” of an art school, imagining yourself living, studying, and working there, is a crucial part of the campus visit. But there are a few more tangible things you should keep your eye out for, as well.
/ Sept. 9, 2019
According to Filmmaker Magazine, CCA assistant professor Alison O'Daniel is one of 25 independent filmmakers to follow. Learn about O'Daniel's work, which engages the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.
The New York-based nonprofit Artadia has awarded Angela Hennessy and one other Bay Area artist $10,000 in unrestricted funds. Hennessy teaches in the Textiles, Critical Studies, and Graduate Fine Arts programs.
/ Sept. 8, 2019
Architecture faculty Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones reach a major milestone in their award-winning Float Lab project. Public celebration is 1–3pm September 21 at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.
Galen Boone shares how the Individualized Studies curriculum formed her practice, which CCA faculty had the biggest impact, and what life has been like after graduation.
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