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Five of the highest-paying art majors

For prospective art students looking for an innovative field that can lead to gainful employment, we've compiled a list of five excellent majors to consider.

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Intellectual cross-training in liberal arts: Interview with Dean Tina Takemoto

CCA’s dean of Humanities and Sciences discusses the practice of lifelong, interdisciplinary learning.

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Press release / Feb. 19, 2019

Transecologies explores ways of relating to nature without assimilating

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries presents a new exhibition on nature viewed through the lens of trans identities.

Nicki Green, Morel Figure with Prosthesis, 2017. Glazed earthenware and felt, 37 x 22 x 21 inches.

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SFMOMA Visual Identity Has CCA Roots: Some Faces Behind the Rebrand

Learn about how graduate design alumna Jennifer Sonderby led a stellar team of designers—including several CCA alumni—in the visual rebranding of SFMOMA.

SFMOMA Design Studio team.

Media coverage / Feb. 6, 2019

Three architecture faculty win 2019 ACSA Architectural Education Awards

Professor Sandra Vivanco and assistant professor Irene Cheng each won a Diversity Achievement Award, and associate professor Andrew Kudless received a Faculty Design Award for his project Confluence Park.

CCA is pleased to announce three faculty as 2018-2019 Architectural Education Award Winners.

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Graphic Design student Mark Buenafe wins the prestigious Bill Moggridge Award

Senior graphic designer wins $10,000 for “The Naturalization Process,” a project that explores the journey toward U.S. citizenship through interdependent print pieces.

Graphic Design student Mark Buenafe

Media coverage / Jan. 31, 2019

Film by Dean Tina Takemoto wins Experimental Shorts Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance Film Festival

Wayward Emulsions (2018), the Slamdance award-winning experimental film directed by Humanities & Sciences dean Tina Takemoto, offers queer glimpses of a wayward woman captured in bits of emulsion lifted from stray reels of a 35mm Asian drama.

Wayward Emulsions (directed by Tina Takemoto, 2018), film still

Media coverage / Jan. 30, 2019

"Harriet Tubman and Other Truths," an expansive Joyce J. Scott exhibition, on view at Grounds for Sculpture

Joyce J. Scott, a 2016 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, presents earthwork, an installation of beaded and found objects, quilts, and more in her most comprehensive exhibition to date.

Joyce J. Scott, “Araminta With Rifle And Vèvè” (2017), painted milled foam with found objects and milled foam rifle with blown glass and mixed media appliqués, beaded staff, dimensions variable (image courtesy Goya Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore, MD, pho

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Craft and content shine at the 2018 BFA Design thesis show

CCA’s Illustration, Industrial Design, and Graphic Design students address wide-ranging themes in culminating exhibition.

BFA Design Commencement Exhibition 2018

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China research trip offers novel opportunities for DMBA students

The DMBA launches a new curricular area that bridges the gap between research and development and overseas production.

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Media coverage / Jan. 22, 2019

Co-chair of film Rob Epstein receives 2019 Academy Award nomination for "End Game"

Rob Epstein's documentary film End Game (2018) is a complex and compassionate look at end-of-life care at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. This film is nominated in the Oscar 2019 Documentary (Short Subject) category.

Film still from the documentary "End Game" by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

Press release / Jan. 16, 2019

$90 million CCA student housing project receives strong support from investors

New building to house 500+ students with below-market, on-campus housing in San Francisco

Photo of an architectural rendering of the future 188 Hooper residence

Media coverage / Jan. 16, 2019

"Drawing Codes" explores how coding can impact architectural representation

DRAWING CODES: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation was co-curated by CCA faculty Andrew Kudless and Adam Marcus.

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Media coverage / Jan. 15, 2019

CCA faculty James Voorhies reflects on the curatorial work of Maria Lind at Tensta konsthall

Art Agenda published an essay by CCA faculty James Voorhies that reflects on the curatorial work of Maria Lind while she was director of Tensta konsthall.

Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, December 2018.

Press release / Jan. 15, 2019

Making (It) Work celebrates makers who embrace parenthood

This new group exhibition presents artists who are new parents and view parenthood as a generative force in their creative practice.

Madeline Donahue, Bathers, 2018, Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches.

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Changing careers to become an interaction designer

When Karen Chan decided to enter the MDes in IxD program at CCA in 2016, she was working as a public health consultant at the intersection of healthcare, policy, and technology. Now—just 2 short years later—she helps people build better relationships with

Karen Chan, MDes in Interaction Design alum

Media coverage / Dec. 24, 2018

Temple of Direction by alumnus Geordie Van Der Bosch selected to be 2019 Burning Man temple

Burning Man 2019 temple designed by architect Geordie Van Der Bosch, who holds a masters in advanced architectural design from CCA, is inspired by Japanese torii gates.

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MFA in Design: Alumni Q+A with Shihan Zhang

We caught up with this talented CCA alum to ask why she decided to pursue her MFA, what it was like as an international student studying for a masters degree in the U.S., and a whole lot more.

Shihan Zhang (MFA Design, 2017)

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10 skills every interaction designer should have

If you are considering entering the world of Interaction Design (IxD), there are some skills you’ll want to hone before applying to any graduate-level program—but they may not be the ones you think.

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Two years or three years for a masters in Design? Here’s the difference.

We get a lot of questions from students researching graphic design graduate programs that want to know what the difference between a 2-year and 3-year MFA program is, so we’re taking an in-depth look at both options to help you decide which is the right o

MFA in Design 2015 Thesis Show