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Enlivening San Francisco's Market street

The sidewalks of San Francisco’s busiest thoroughfare came alive for three days in April at the Market Street Prototyping Festival as teams of artists and designers exhibited over 50 ingenious …

a woman walks through thousands of dangling neon strings on the street in San Francisco.


Game on: how video games are changing the way we work and play

Gaming is storytelling. From a design perspective, a good game presents a world that is both accessible and fantastic; at its center are good characters.

A digital avatar dances in front of a colorful video screen.

Media coverage / May 8, 2019

CCA's Blattner Hall offers community, convenience, and affordable housing

Located within walking distance of CCA's San Francisco campus, Blattner Hall meets critical needs for below-market-rate student housing.

Blattner Hall exterior view from the street

Press release / May 6, 2019

CCA Fashion Experience 2019 celebrates identity, vision, and craft

California College of the Arts Fashion Design program presents a one-night-only showcase of 12 thesis collections by graduating seniors

CCA Fashion Design thesis work from Qiongyun Hu, Misha Abbas, and Kaiying Ni.


Tim Brown and Barry Katz on design thinking today

IDEO CEO Tim Brown and CCA professor Barry Katz discuss design in a new era of disruption.

IDEO CEO Barry Katz and Tim Brown, CCA professor of design and IDEO fellow

Media coverage / May 2, 2019

Kota Ezawa, an associate professor for CCA film programs, discusses the Whitney Musuem protests with KQED

Kota Ezawa, whose work is included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, discusses the protests surrounding the museum and the process of being selected for show.

Animated headshot of CCA faculty and artist Kota Ezawa.


Mastering filmmaking

CCA's Cinema Visionaries Lecture Series is a popular public-programs lineup of screenings and engaging Q&A sessions with today's most luminary filmmakers.

Filmmaker Alex Gibney (left) and film Co-chair Rob Epstein at CCA's Cinema Visionaries Lecture Series


Three ways to make your college application stand out

What can you do to make sure your application won’t be overlooked? Here are a few tips from admissions officers at some of the best art colleges in the U.S.

Three students pose in front of a structure with purple projections on it.


Alumna Ashely Eva Brock champions sustainable fashion

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Meet CCA MAAD HTX graduate Joseph Becker

Associate Curator, Joseph Becker standing in his exhibition, Field Conditions [All images copyright SFMOMA and Matthew Millman]

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Alum Matthew Jervis believes everyone can be a designer

Matthew Jervis (Graphic Design 2004) believes we can all be designers. Design is fundamental to how humans survive and relate to the world, he says.

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Can graphic design be political?

Postcards to the President, a project that encouraged attendees to write messages to POTUS, Vice President Pence, state reps, and local leaders.

Collection of postcards for the president and rubber stamps

Press release / April 24, 2019

CCA diversity studies faculty Kim Shuck receives Academy of American Poets Fellowship

Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate, will receive $75,000 to launch “Seeds: Creating Poetic Activism,” a seed program for poets to grow audiences in their own communities across the city.

Portrait of Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate of San Francisco, CA and CCA diversity studies faculty.

Media coverage / April 24, 2019

Critical Ethnic Studies faculty Kim Shuck named poet laureate of San Francisco

As one of the first recipients of the Academy of American Poets fellowship, Critical Ethnic Studies faculty Kim Shuck will launch a poetic activism program to grow literary events across the city.

Portrait of Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate of San Francisco, CA and CCA diversity studies faculty.


Meet three CCA alumni who made it big

Each of our graduates has a story to tell about how their CCA experience — the expert instructors that mentored them, the boundary-defying projects they worked on, the industry-leading internships they secured — set them down the path to becoming who they

Three sets of golden and teal graduation tassels shine in the sun


How much do animators make?

If you're thinking about pursuing an animation degree, your employment prospects after college are excellent. But which animation jobs have the highest return on your tuition investment, and what type of work is out there?

Student drafting animation ideas

Press release / April 22, 2019

Joyce J. Scott, 2019 Honorary Doctorate Recipient

Joyce J. Scott is the 2019 Honorary Doctorate Recipient at California College of the Arts

photo of Joyce J Scott

Media coverage / April 22, 2019

Architecture students are 2018–19 AIA COTE Top Ten winners

Two undergraduate architecture students’ imaginative approach to the issue of rising sea levels stands strong against national competition and ecological disaster.

Shore of a Hundred Islands is a AIA COTE winning student project by Viviani Isnata & Maria Ulloa.

Media coverage / April 18, 2019

Wattis exhibition convenes queer community, writes the San Francisco Chronicle

Curated by Yomna Osman (MA Curatorial Practice 2019), To Know Herself captures the enduring loss of queer spaces in the bay by making space of its own.

Yomna Osman, the curator of “To Know Herself,” is seen at the Wattis Institute.

Press release / April 17, 2019

Architect Jeanne Gang named in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019

Jeanne Gang leads the design for California College of the Arts’ expanded campus in San Francisco

Portrait of Jeanne Gang