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Media coverage / May 21, 2019

Mitchell Schwarzer, professor for Visual Studies, writes about privatizing the public city in new essay

Professor Mitchell Schwarzer, a historian of architecture, landscape, and urbanism, pens an essay for Places Journal about Oakland's lopsided "boom" geared toward the wealthy.

Aerial view of Oakland and the San Francisco Bay looking west over Lake Merritt, c. 1934.


A visionary whose craftsmanship confronts injustice

2019 honorary doctorate degree recipient Joyce J. Scott’s career demonstrates her quest to inspire change through art.

Joyce J. Scott, Baby Blue Book Redux, 2018. Beads, thread, 37 1/2 x 52 1/4 inches. Courtesy Goya Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore

Press release / May 17, 2019

California College of the Arts appoints Ann Wiens Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Wiens joins CCA from the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), where she served as director of marketing communications.

Ann Wiens, new CCA Vice President for Marketing and Communications.

Media coverage / May 17, 2019

Architecture Professor Neal Schwartz's firm wins the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design

Schwartz and Architecture wins the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design for the family-owned restaurant, El Pípila.

Inside of El Pípila, the James Beard Award winning restaurant for Outstanding Design.

Press release / May 17, 2019

California College of the Arts faculty Kota Ezawa presents new work at the 2019 Whitney Biennial

Ezawa is one of two Bay Area-based artists included in this year’s biennial

National Anthem (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), 2019. Watercolor on paper, 10.5 x 19 inches, edition variée of three. Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery.

Media coverage / May 15, 2019

MFA students partner with Salesforce Tower to commemorate the building's anniversary with original light displays

Salesforce Tower, "the big experiment in the sky," celebrates its first anniversary with the help of four CCA graduate students, whose artwork displays at the top of the high-tech structure.

Figures dance across the crown of Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, as part of a light installation by artist Jim Campbell that premiered in May 2018.

Media coverage / May 13, 2019

Galen Boone (BFA Individualized Studies 2018) wins a Windgate Fellowship award

Winner of a $15,000 Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft, Galen Boone counters the myth of binary gender through work in jewelry and metalsmithing.


Media coverage / May 13, 2019

Third-year student Jung (Hailey) Kim wins $10,000 Joe's Blackbook scholarship

Learn about Jung (Hailey) Kim, winner of a $10,000 Joe's Blackbook scholarship and a Fashion Design student who believes in thinking outside of the box.

So Jung (Hailey) Kim winning a scholarship from Joe's Blackbook Foundation.

Media coverage / May 9, 2019

Artist Joyce J. Scott receives honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from CCA

Known for her politically charged large-scale installations, figurative sculptures, and performance art, Joyce J. Scott is the 2019 recipient of an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from CCA.

Joyce J. Scott performs in the well received, infamously raucous Thunder Thigh Review in 2012. Her performance partner is Kay Lawal-Muhammad


From farm to fashion: textile manufacturing in North Carolina

CCA’s summer study trips introduce students to new cultures and experiences, and many programs also feature service to the host communities and reflections on issues that affect those communities: environmental ...

pink and white shirts hanging close together.


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


3 things that separate the best art college applications from the rest

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

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