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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.

photo of students walking

Press release / May 22, 2017

CCA breaks ground on new student housing in San Francisco

Located less than three blocks from campus, building will house approximately 220 students and feature ground-floor commercial space.

Suzanne Brown, Image of Suzanne Brown, Simon Blattner, Stephen Beal, and Steve Oliver at groundbreaking for CCA's new student housing

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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.

photo of an artist's palette with brushes and paint

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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

Press release / April 27, 2017

CCA Wattis Institute announces solo exhibitions of Patrick Jackson and Candy Jernigan

Concurrent exhibitions open June 1, 2017.

Image of artwork by Patrick Jackson, Untitled, 2017

Press release / April 24, 2017

CCA presents the 2017 Fashion Experience

Event showcases work of CCA's undergraduate Fashion Design program on CCA's Back Lot.

2017 Fashion Experience models

Press release / April 20, 2017

CCA announces 2017 commencement speakers

SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra receives an honorary doctorate degree and delivers the undergraduate address. Miwa Ikemiya, delivers the graduate address.

Neal Benezra gives speech at 2017 CCA Commencement ceremony

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Four tips for ranking your top art colleges

Learn four key things to consider when deciding which top art college you will attend.

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Press release / April 10, 2017

David Kelley Honored at CCA Gala

CCA celebrates the renowned American design visionary at its annual fundraising event to benefit CCA student scholarships.

David Kelley is honored at the 2017 CCA Gala

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Three ways fine arts colleges help you grow as an artist

For the aspiring fine artist, driven by a desire for personal growth and to make a difference in the world, there are few better places to spend the next four years of your life than a fine arts college. Learn why.

photo of a female painting

Press release / March 20, 2017

CCA presents the 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition showcases work of 35 emerging artists from CCA's graduate program in Fine Arts.

Photo of attendees at the 2017 CCA MFA Thesis Exhibition

Press release / March 6, 2017

CCA to host first West Coast Queers and Comics conference

Second biennial, university-based conference brings together over 150 international LGBTQ cartoonists, editors, publishers, and scholars.

Queers and Comics conference logo

Press release / Feb. 14, 2017

CCA Wattis Institute presents Henrik Olesen: The Walk, a solo exhibition of new and existing work

Exhibition marks the Berlin-based conceptual artist's most comprehensive solo exhibition to-date at a U.S. institution

Photos in The Walk exhibition by Henrik Oleson at CCA

Press release / Feb. 14, 2017

CCA's 2017 graduates in Curatorial Practice present "Black Light"

Exhibition converts CCA Wattis Institute into forum for conversations addressing relationship between cultural institutions and black artists.

DeShara Darshell performs her poetry at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art during the 'Black Light' exhibition

Press release / Jan. 10, 2017

CCA Wattis Institute appoints Kim Nguyen as new curator and head of programs

Former director and curator of Artspeak begins in January 2017.

portrait photo of Kim Nguyen

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CCA alumni form design foundation of Townsquared startup

Creating an online community for local businesses core values they learned as students in CCA’s Graduate Program in Design.

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DMBA alumna employs design strategy to launch musicians

When Vinitha Watson (MBA Design Strategy 2010; now a trustee) first enrolled at CCA’s DMBA program, she wasn’t sure what would come of it.

Press release / Dec. 14, 2016

CCA Wattis Institute awarded $20,000 NEA grant for exhibition exploring mechanisms in artists' work

Grant will support the largest presentation the CCA Wattis has mounted to-date.

Installation view of 2017 Mechanisms exhibition at CCA Wattis Institute

Press release / Nov. 17, 2016

CCA Wattis Institute announces winter 2016-17 solo exhibitions focused on Melanie Gilligan and Yuki Kimura

Exhibitions feature west coast debut of video installation by Gilligan and a new mixed-media installation by Kimura.

Installation view of "Table Matematica" by Yuki Kimura, 2016; Inhuman Transformation of New Year's Decoration, Obsolete Conception or 2, 2016, Wattis Institute

Press release / Nov. 17, 2016

CCA selects Studio Gang to design unified campus in San Francisco

Founded by MacArthur fellow Jeanne Gang, firm is selected after extensive international architect search.

Portrait of Jeanne Gang

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