A return to form: The Fall 2021 BFA Design Thesis Show gets real
Learn about some of the art and projects on display at the Perry Family Event Center (350 Kansas Street) for the fall’s 2021 BFA Design Thesis showcase.
Over the Threshold: Returning to campus with energy and experimentation
From tie-dye to chainsaws and Tamagotchis, Design faculty and students are making the leap, returning to campus and community to learn together once more.
Where to put your graphic design degree to work
With a graphic design degree, job opportunities are abundant and varied. Across industries, businesses and organizations rely on graphic designers to create visual concepts that communicate ideas and information.
Class Spotlight: Students explore Oakland’s urban history one step at a time
CCA students in the class “Hella Oakland” discovered a whole new side of the city through immersive walking tours of historical neighborhoods like West Oakland, Rockridge, and Jack London Square.
Press release / Dec. 21, 2021
CCA appoints Tricia Brand as inaugural vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
California College of the Arts (CCA) President Stephen Beal announced Tricia Brand as the college’s inaugural vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), effective April 1, 2022.
Can game design be a tool for social justice?
Building interactive new worlds as a game designer is a powerful way to share your vision for a more just future.
We Are Image Makers: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Illustrators are indeed storytellers. Get a glimpse at some of the stories students have made and what inspires them.
Studio Forward: In the Act of Becoming
In this experimental, open-ended course, we build new models for future visioning, work in interdisciplinary teams, and maximize our sponsored partnerships.
Meet industrial design student Emilie Cevallos Paredes
Learn how Emilie Cevallos Paredes draws inspiration from her heritage, turns her hobbies into a career, and dispels preconceived beliefs about art school.
Using your degree in illustration: Professional options
Learn how you can use your degree in illustration to do just about anything, from marketing and publishing to surface design and murals.
Include writing in your admissions portfolio with these 7 tips
Making a career shift with a master’s in design
A master’s in design can put you on a fast track to a new career, where you can imagine and build a better future.
Six things I wish I’d known when applying to grad school
CCA’s First-Generation College Community
The MFA program: 5 things to consider when choosing a fine arts degree
Pursuing a master of fine arts is one of the best ways to take your artistic practice to the next level.
Press release / Oct. 28, 2021
CCA’s annual Holiday Art & Craft Fair and Homecoming festivities take place November 20 on CCA’s Oakland campus
Visit CCA’s Oakland campus at 5212 Broadway for food trucks, live music by the Delta Wires, open studios, and handmade goods for sale from CCA students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Press release / Oct. 25, 2021
The Wattis Institute presents Josh Faught: Look Across the Water Into the Darkness, Look for the Fog
Media coverage / Oct. 22, 2021
Artist and distinguished alum Manuel Neri dies at 91
Influential Bay Area sculptor Manuel Neri (Alum 1956) passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021. The San Francisco Chronicle’s obituary honors Neri’s life and work.
Media coverage / Oct. 22, 2021
The Climify podcast helps design educators “climify” their syllabi
Press release / Oct. 21, 2021