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CCA counselors discuss how to cope during the COVID–19 pandemic

Leah Oliver and Brigette Stump-Vernon offer advice on how students, staff and faculty can navigate the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.

Artwork by Oscar Ramirez (BFA Painting + Drawing 2021)


What does it mean to make art in the time of COVID–19 and physical distancing?

Fine Arts Dean Allison Smith reflects on the meaning of artmaking in the time of COVID–19 and physical distancing.



In conversation with MFA Painting + Drawing alum Alexandra Grant

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.

An installation view of Alexandra Grant’s Forêt Intérieure—or, in English, Interior Forest.


Campus expansion 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.


Founders Hall student-housing designs

Founders Hall 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.


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.


Michael Wertz and Thomas Wojak: Boldly merging words and images

The Illustrated Poster class is part of a number of interdisciplinary courses at CCA. Taught jointly by Michael Wertz (Illustration) and Thomas Wojak (chair, Printmaking).

Photo of Michael Wertz and Thomas Wojak


Aaron De La Cruz: In the Moment

Aaron De La Cruz’s work walks the line between organization and chaos.

Aaron De La Cruz: In the Moment_Story_YZ


Meet CCA MAAD HTX graduate Sitou Akolly

Sitou Akolly shares why he came to CCA and his interest in pre-colonial architecture of Togo



Sean Canty and Ryan Golenberg: Collaborating on the Grid

Ryan Golenberg (BArch 2009) and Sean Canty (BArch 2010) have had a collaborative relationship since their time as peers at CCA, then continuing on to the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s MArch program.

Sean Canty and Ryan Golenberg: Collaborating on the Grid_BArch_Story_YZ


Student spotlight: Photography’s Jendayi Ingram

CCA Photography student Jendayi Ingram discusses her artistic influences and offers scholarship advice to first-time freshmen.

Black-and-white photographic portrait of CCA student Jendayi Ingram.


How a CCA Pre-College student found his calling

Alum Matthew Lew’s Pre-College experience launched him toward a successful graphic design career.

Headshot of Pre-College alum Matthew Lew


Favorite reads for National Author’s Day 2019

We asked CCA’s Nelson Chan, Jennine Scarboro, and Leslie Roberts to talk about some of their top books to read.

A wall covered in pages from books.


Learning through question and critique: Interview with Allison Smith

CCA’s dean of Fine Arts discusses the value of an arts education in today’s product-driven and politically tense world.

Allison Smith smiles for a portrait.


Students research at Autodesk Technology Centers in tranSTUDIO

During an Interior Design course lab called tranSTUDIO, students explore new frontiers in advanced manufacturing and design at Autodesk.

Students in tranStudio lab


Public Sediment project awarded $31.4 million

Public Sediment for Alameda Creek, a project by CCA’s Architectural Ecologies research lab, has been awarded $31.4 million in California state funding.

Portrait of Brian Maxey.

Brian Maxey

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