To limit the spread of COVID-19, CCA has moved to remote instruction through May 8. Visit our COVID-19 page for additional updates.
Leah Oliver and Brigette Stump-Vernon offer advice on how students, staff and faculty can navigate the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.
/ April 7, 2020
CCA’s campus expansion groundbreaking ceremony, originally scheduled for April 14, has been postponed until fall 2020 to support the containment of COVID –19.
Fine Arts Dean Allison Smith reflects on the meaning of artmaking in the time of COVID–19 and physical distancing.
/ April 2, 2020
The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts introduces the Wattis Library, a free online platform for videos, lectures, and essays that provides in-depth access and proximity to many of the artists and thinkers of our time.
/ March 31, 2020
Profiled alongside other Canadian makers producing much-needed medical supplies for health care workers fighting COVID–19, Rahim Bhimani (Design Strategy 2013) is making and delivering face shields—complete with a clear plastic screen, an adjustable elast
/ March 30, 2020
Tomie dePaola, the prolific children’s author and illustrator behind the enduring Strega Nona tales and more than 270 other books, died Monday, March 30, at age 85. He graduated from CCA with an MFA in 1969.
/ March 30, 2020
The 2020 rankings, which assessed 227 MFA-granting colleges and universities across the country, lists CCA 10th overall.
/ March 26, 2020
Lauren Szabo (Illustration 2010) is an artist to watch, according to Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. “I am an advocate for skill-based representational painting that addresses current issues in American culture and beyond,” Szabo says. Read what makes this
/ March 25, 2020
In a New York Times article, Dean of Design Helen Maria Nugent shares a bit of advice for looking presentable while on video conference calls.
/ Feb. 26, 2020
Antonia Widodo (BFA Interior Design 2018) shares her advice on why interior design students should experiment more
Meet alum Alexandra Grant, a Los Angeles-based artist who explores the performance of language in various media, including her series of paintings based on a famous Greek tragedy.
A timeline of CCA's campus expansion in San Francisco
During a public lecture at CCA on March 26, Jeanne Gang shared some early renderings of the project.
Founders Hall is a new student housing facility that is part of CCA’s expanded campus design in San Francisco
CCA’s Pre-College and summer youth programs help students deepen their skills and pursue their passions long before becoming degree-seeking students.
/ Feb. 14, 2020
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
/ Feb. 5, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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