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Campus unification timeline

A timeline of CCA's campus expansion in San Francisco

A close-up, aerial view of the Double Ground architectural rendering or illustration. Rendering courtesy of Studio Gang.


A look at Studio Gang’s design features vibrant indoor/outdoor environment

During a public lecture at CCA on March 26, Jeanne Gang shared some early renderings of the project.

Studio Gang rendering of proposed expansion to our main academic building in San Francisco.


188 Hooper student housing designs

188 Hooper is a new student housing facility that is part of CCA’s expanded campus design in San Francisco

Architectural rendering of Founders Hall, students walking away from cafe


Pre-College, summer youth programs at CCA offer a world of possibilities

CCA’s Pre-College and summer youth programs help students deepen their skills and pursue their passions long before becoming degree-seeking students.

Image of BFA Illustration student Katia Bernstein in front of an art pad.


Attend an Admitted Student Celebration near you

You’ve received the acceptance letter you’ve been waiting for. Now it’s time to celebrate the achievement of all your hard work!

CCA students at Admitted Student Day on the San Francisco campus.

Media coverage / Feb. 14, 2020

Alumni help design Nike's futuristic footwear collection with the lowest carbon footprint

Check out Nike's Space Hippie footwear, a collection constructed from the company's own scrap material. Alum Noah Murphy-Rheinhertz (BFA Industrial Design 2004) describes the design in detail. Also on the Nike team were Haley Toelle (BFA Industrial Design

Image of  Nike's Space Hippie footwear

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab faculty win a 2020 ACSA Faculty Design Award

Professors Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones have been recognized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for their encouragement of outstanding student work in architecture and related environmental design fields.

CCA Float Lab prototype in the San Francisco Bay.

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

SF Weekly catches up with drawing and printmaking alum Ali Dadgar at his new Desai | Matta Gallery exhibit

On view at the California Institute of Integral Studies' Desai | Matta Gallery, alum Ali Dadgar's (BFA Drawing/Printmaking 1989) exhibit is full of dark humor, painterly obfuscation, and spirtiual maximalism.

"No Redemption" by Ali Dadgar.

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Assistant Professor Tonya M. Foster is one of 41 artists to win a 2020 Creative Capital Award

Tonya M. Foster, along with three other Bay Area artists, will receive a $100,000 Creative Capital Award to further her project on surveillance and race. Foster teaches in the MFA Writing and undergraduate Writing and Literature programs.

Close up of photo of CCA Assistant Professor Tonya M. Foster

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Alum Woody De Othello discusses his Bay Area influences, affinity for clay and ceramics, and more

View a text-based interview with CCA alum Woody De Othello (MFA Fine Arts 2017) in Mousse, a contemporary art magazine. The interview icludes an image gallery of De Othello's show at the San José Museum of Art.

Woody De Othello,Defeated, depleted, 2018. Courtesy: SJMA – San José Museum of Art. Gift of Tad Freese and the Lipman Family Foundation; 2018.13

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Illustration professor collaborates with the owner of a speciality pin shop

Learn about the collaborative relationship between Su Lee, owner of a beloved Inner Sunset pin shop, and Josh Ellingson, an adjunct professor for the BFA in Illustration program. The pair have created countless enamel pins for Lee's growing fan base.

Oriental Art Gallery proprietor Su Lee displays one of her many pins.


Design division welcomes two new chairs

Two new chairs join CCA's Design division, Erin Malone, Chair of Interaction Design and Sara Fenske Bahat, Chair of MBA in Design Strategy.

A faculty member trying out a student project.


MFA Design launches the Design Futures Lab

Led by Assistant Chair Sara Dean, the Design Futures Lab provides students with the resources they need to practice speculative design and propose alternate futures.

Photograph of MFA in Design student Sarah Bonnickson as she demonstrates her drawing machine.


Student spotlight: Design Strategy’s Mickie Lau

Mickie Lau shares how the MBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts is catalyzing her dream career.

Photograph of CCA student Mickie Lau and her sister Rachel Lau holding bubble tea drinks.

Media coverage / Jan. 8, 2020

Frieze reviews Professor Emeritus Franklin Williams's new work at Parker Gallery

View images of Franklin Williams's latest work, including woven self-portraits, and learn about his journey away from abstract expressionism and towards his intricately crafted paintings and sculptures.

Franklin Williams, Slovakian Mask, 2018, acrylic and ink on canvas, crochet thread, fabric and glue, 102 × 76 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Parker Gallery, Los Angeles.

Media coverage / Jan. 2, 2020

MFA Printmaking alum Adele Crawford transforms printed pages into sculptures

Oakland artist and CCA graduate Adele Crawford (MFA Printmaking 2003) often finds her materials, old reference books, at estate sales. Discover how she turns their pages in sculptural works.

Portrait of Adele Crawford.

Media coverage / Dec. 23, 2019

Asst. Professor Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera discusses international and multilingual art and design students

In conversation with Allison Yasukawa, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera, an assistant professor for CCA's Design division, discusses international and multilingual art and design students for a College Art Association podcast.

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Press release / Dec. 18, 2019

CCA Wattis Institute presents صرخة شمسية Solar Cry by Algerian artist Lydia Ourahmane

Ourahmane's ambitious sound installation will envelop visitors creating more of a physical experience than simply an auditory one. On view February 6–March 28, 2020.

lith, ¼ inch freeze frame, 2019.

Media coverage / Dec. 17, 2019

How alum Samuel Rodriguez blends his graffiti background and illustration degree

A self-taught graffiti artists who graduated from CCA with a BFA in Illustration (2006), Samuel Rodriguez now shows his work in museums, galleries, and public art spaces.

Street view of Samuel Rodriguez's mural 'Xochitl' in Los Angeles.

Media coverage / Dec. 17, 2019

Feature story on the versatile and critical work of alum Hank Willis Thomas

Learn about the importance of Hank Willis Thomas's work (MA Visual and Critical Studies, MFA Photography 2004), which excavates and comments on America's inequities through public art, photography, sculpture, and video.

Hank Willis Thomas,The Cotton Bowl, 2011, digital c-print. Courtesy Hank Willis Thomas.
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