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Press release / April 22, 2019

Joyce J. Scott, 2019 Honorary Doctorate Recipient

Joyce J. Scott is the 2019 Honorary Doctorate Recipient at California College of the Arts

photo of Joyce J Scott

Media coverage / April 22, 2019

Architecture students are 2018–19 AIA COTE Top Ten winners

Two undergraduate architecture students’ imaginative approach to the issue of rising sea levels stands strong against national competition and ecological disaster.

Shore of a Hundred Islands is a AIA COTE winning student project by Viviani Isnata & Maria Ulloa.

Media coverage / April 18, 2019

Wattis exhibition convenes queer community, writes the San Francisco Chronicle

Curated by Yomna Osman (MA Curatorial Practice 2019), To Know Herself captures the enduring loss of queer spaces in the bay by making space of its own.

Yomna Osman, the curator of “To Know Herself,” is seen at the Wattis Institute.

Press release / April 17, 2019

Architect Jeanne Gang named in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019

Jeanne Gang leads the design for California College of the Arts’ expanded campus in San Francisco

Portrait of Jeanne Gang

Media coverage / April 16, 2019

Alumna Taylor Johnson discusses her process as a fine art and editorial photographer

From documenting young athletes to publishing her first book, Taylor Johnson (BFA Photography 2017) shares challenges and triumphs with Aint-Bad magazine.

Photograph from CCA alumna Taylor Kay Johnson's publication "Kings" that  follows the lives of teenage boxers in Oakland, California.

Media coverage / April 9, 2019

Discover the top institutes for pre-college programs

Mommy's Memorandum blog lists CCA among the top three schools that offer pre-college summer programs in California.

High school student studying in preparation for college.


Meet Curatorial Practice curator-in-residence Maria Lind

Globally recognized curator Maria Lind helps CCA curatorial graduate students think more broadly about the field of curating.

a salon style gallery display with white walls.

Media coverage / April 4, 2019

Sculpture alumnus is Harley-Davidson's first-ever global brand president

Neil Grimmer (BFA Sculpure 1995) brings creative instincts and innovative thinking to his new role at the iconic Harley-Davidson.

Headshot of CCA alumnus and Harley-Davidson's first-ever global brand president Neil Grimmer.

Media coverage / April 1, 2019

Alumnus Tim Perks brings the Nike brand to life as senior director of retail design

Portland Architecture, a blog focused on design, interviews Tim Perks (BArch 1991) about applying his architectural education across many industries and disciplines.

Headshot of Tim Perks, CCA alumnus and Nike’s senior director of retail design.

Media coverage / April 1, 2019

CCA's MFA in Writing program is among the top five in California ranks our program among the top five in California. Located in one of the world’s creative capitals, we encourage MFA candidates to explore many different forms and incorporate visual art into their work.

Joanne at her Adobe interactive design internship.

Media coverage / March 28, 2019

Two Interior Design students win at ASID Student Portfolio Competition

The American Society of Interior Designers chose CCA students Jieru Lin and Jianfeng Ni for their deep understanding of how design can impact and change lives.

Design by CCA student Jieru Lin, 2019 ASID Student Portfolio Winner.

Press release / March 27, 2019

CCA People’s Party honoring Wayne Thiebaud raises over $1.2 million for student scholarship fund

The CCA People’s Party is an annual spring gala benefiting student scholarships for deserving young artists, designers, writers, and architects who otherwise could not afford to attend CCA.

Guest of honor Wayne Thiebaud giving impromptu remarks at CCA People's Party on March 25, 2019.


An interview with Wayne Thiebaud and Michael Krasny

Beloved painter and educator Wayne Thiebaud discusses his life’s work and his place in art history.

Wayne Thiebaud smiling at CCA Gala 2019


3 reasons art school won’t turn you into a starving artist

The starving artist: It’s the cliche that just won’t go away. Anyone who’s even toyed with the idea of pursuing a career in the arts has heard it — many, ...

Illustration student painting in studio.


2 questions to ask about an art college’s faculty

One of the most important factors to consider when evaluating an art college is the quality of their faculty. After all, they are the ones who you’ll be learning from, ...

Interior Design faculty member Bryan Sloan examining Interior Design students pin up.


Investigating big data with intel

A sponsored studio featuring IxD, ID, and MFA Design investigating the creation of new visual, form-based and spatial interfaces focused on storytelling, goal tracking and decision making.

lines of colorful code on a computer screen


Architecture schools are designing material innovation

Architectural design is a collective experiment. Designing Material Innovation, an outdoor exhibition at California College of the Arts (CCA), hypothesizes a future with radically different notions of material, fabrication, and ...


Media coverage / March 25, 2019

VoyageLA interviews Animation alumnus Sam Ancona on his journey to becoming an artist

Sam Ancona (BFA Animation 2013) talks early artistic inspirations, the importance of finding a creative community, and navigating the world of freelance animation.

Photo of Sam Ancona speaking.

Media coverage / March 22, 2019

Queer California: Untold Stories, an exhibition curated by CCA's Christina Linden, features work by CCA faculty and staff

Broadly looks at Queer California: Untold Stories, an exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California that's curated by Christina Linden, CCA associate professor in Curatorial Practice.

Young Joon Kwak, Brown Rainbow Eclipse Explosion, 2017.

Media coverage / March 22, 2019

Thi Bui, MFA in Comics adjunct professor, illustrates the Oakland teachers' strike

Bay Area artists, including MFA in Comics adjunct professor Thi Bui, join forces to capture the Oakland teachers' strike through illustrated portraits coupled with direct quotes.

Illustration by Thi Bui of Abdul-Haqq Khalifa, a technology tearcher from Garfiled Elementary, who joined the 2019 Oakland teachers' strike.

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