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Christopher McCall and Pier 24 Photography: The CCA legacy continues

Christopher McCall (MFA Photography 2003) on his experience at CCA, what it's like to be the founding director at Pier 24 Photography, and how he defines success.
Pier 24, San Francisco


Jeremy Mende & Desirae Rivera: Students Find Their Mentors at CCA

Recent alumna Desirae Rivera (Graphic Design 2015) finds a mentor in longtime CCA Graphic Design faculty member Jeremy Mende, founder and principal of MendeDesign in San Francisco.
Jeremy Mende & Desirae Rivera


2018 IMPACT Award Winners

These winners receive $25,000 and a network of resources to complete an innovative project that cultivates social or environmental responsibility.
Image of a “Stockton” mural decorating the new workshop spaces at Hatch Workshop.


Student Spotlight: Christopher Paguio

Christopher Paguio (BFA Graphic Design 2016) shares why he chose to study at CCA and how his internship informed his practice.
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Student Spotlight: Julia Loopstra

Julia Loopstra (BFA Illustration 2017) shares why she chose to transfer to CCA and the faculty who helped her along the way.
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Student Spotlight: Jiayu He

Jiayu He (BFA Film 2016) shares why he chose to transfer to CCA and cinematography course that informed his senior project.
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Student Spotlight: Sarah Herlugson

Sarah Herlugson (BArch Architecture 2017) shares how her interests in fashion design and interior design led her to a degree in architecture.
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Designing the future of commerce

The Visa sponsored Experience Design Studio challenged students to solve complex problems around the digital payment systems of the future.

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3 writing tips from U.S Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate from 2017 to 2019 and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, offers three fruitful tips to help jump-start your writing. The first one might surprise you.

U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Tracy K. Smith.


A decade of design strategy at CCA

We celebrated a decade of the Design Strategy MBA program at CCA with a day spotlighting speeches and presentations from some of the talented people responsible for molding the program into what it is today.


Two CCA Architecture teams win 2018 COTE Top Ten for Students Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) have announced the winners of the fourth-annual AIA COTE Top Ten for Students awards.

Graphic depicting Known Unknowns: Dead Ends Aren’t Dead, project transforms cul de sacs in East Palo Alto into a network of interconnected structures that promote collaboration among residents and build resilience against sea level rise.


President Stephen Beal talks about his most treasured book

CCA President Stephen Beal wrote a column for the San Francisco Chronicle on what this beloved and tattered paperback of Jane Jacobs The Death and Life of Great American Cities means to him.
Image displaying Jane Jacobs's The Death and Life of Great American Cities


Faculty spotlight: Irene Cheng, Assistant Professor, Architecture Program

Architecture and Interior Design assistant professor Irene Cheng’s workday doesn’t end when she leaves campus.
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CCA faculty member Michael Epstein awarded $100,000 grant for media project documenting the history of affordable housing

CCA faculty member Michael Epstein has been awarded a $100,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities to create an immersive media project on the history of affordable housing in San Francisco.
Museum of the Hidden City demo


Interview with alumnus and designer, Mason St. Peter

Minimalist in his designs and, it turns out, in conversation, Mason St. Peter describes his style in one word: functional.


Four tips for finding art colleges that fit your goals

How can you tell the difference between the hundreds of art colleges in the country and find the ones that would be the best fit for your artistic vision, your career goals, your personality, and your learning style? Here are a few tips.
photo of our faculty member Bryan Keith Thomas


Interior design junior wins major scholarship

CCA interior design junior Antonia Widodo awarded $30,000 from the Angelo Donghia Foundation.
Portrait of Antonia Widodo, CCA Interior Design junior.


Seven things to watch out for on your art college visits

This list of seven things to look for on art college visits will help you select the best arts college for you.
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Want to make art that matters? Three questions to ask art school admissions

Making art that matters in an environment that is struggling with social, economic and political challenges.


CCA’s MBA in design strategy early adopter of MURAL collaboration platform

In 2015 when David Chin enrolled in CCA’s MBA in Design Strategy program, his instructors introduced him to a cutting-edge visual collaboration software platform called MURAL.
Students at MBA in Design Strategy weekend class
Portrait of David Owens-Hill.

David Owens-Hill

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