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Media coverage / Feb. 16, 2023

CCA leads the charge with teaching inclusive design

Schools and teachers are thinking ahead when it comes to inclusive design; CCA is leading the charge by exploring the intersection of human experience and constructed environments in its Interaction Design (IxD) program.

A student and professor looking at an interactive design display together.

Media coverage / Feb. 15, 2023

New collections: Robert Bechtle Papers and Tom Wudl Papers

Two collections of California artists, Robert Bechtle (BFA Fine Arts 1954, MFA Fine Arts 1958) and Tom Wudl are now part of the Archives of American Art.

Painting of an open cardboard box in various shades of red, pink, and orange.

Press release / Feb. 8, 2023

President Stephen Beal announces retirement

President Stephen Beal announces his retirement after 25 years dedicated to growing and expanding CCA's campus, programs, and community.

President Stephen Beal smiles at the camera while painting in his studio; a finished painting hands behind him in soft focus.

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2023

CCA Professor Lauryn Menard on the future of greener hardware

Here’s how you can make hardware without ruining the planet. TL;DR: Weave sustainability into the product design as early as you can.

A pink and purple graphic drawing of a person working with a robot on design.


Honoring Black History Month at CCA

Throughout the month of February and beyond we reflect upon and celebrate critical work by Black artists, designers, scholars, and architects.

A photo of an open pop-up book with black silhouetted figures appearing to be laboring.

Media coverage / Jan. 25, 2023

CCA among Bay Area Hearst Foundation award recipients

The Hearst Foundations announced it would award nearly $1.4 million in grants to nine organizations across the Bay Area as part of the philanthropic organization’s effort to support nonprofits.

Front of CCA campus entrance with the name "California College of the Arts" displayed.

Press release / Jan. 13, 2023

CCA opens new Campus Gallery with inaugural exhibition by alum Christine Wong Yap

CCA presents Recognitions / 认 • 知, a solo exhibition by Christine Wong Yap as the first exhibition in its new Campus Gallery, on view January 25–March 17, 2023.

A pink and white map of San Francisco drawn by Christine Wong Yap, overlaid with butterfly artworks by students at Edwin and Anita Lee Newcomer School.


CCA faculty Steve Jones and Martin Venezky receive AIGA SF Continuum Fellow awards

AIGA, the professional association for design, focuses on design as a profession and as a cultural asset that serves practitioners across design disciplines, as well as teachers and students with national and local chapters.

A photo of 6 people in formal to business casual dress posing in front of an elegant backdrop.


Tracing Sustainable Cotton in California’s San Joaquin Valley

The Sustainable Cotton Project introduces CCA Fashion Design students to cotton growers, Cleaner Cotton, and regenerative growing practices.

A closeup photo of a dried pima cotton plant showing the silky texture of cotton.

Media coverage / Dec. 20, 2022

CCA community featured in Minnesota Street Project show

An interdisciplinary exhibition featuring CCA graduates, faculty members, and MFA students.

Rocks in a circular pattern surround a post with multicolored flags.

Media coverage / Dec. 19, 2022

Undergraduate Interior Design student receives 2022 Lighting Design Award

Celebrating lighting designers for their creativity and innovation, the LIT Lighting Design Awards recognizes CCA undergraduate Owen Fernando Patia (Interior Design) as Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year.

Photo of a large, digitally rendered gallery with figures draped in blue and green lighting.

Media coverage / Dec. 19, 2022

CCA Architecture professor Neeraj Bhatia imagines a new kind of communal living

In this Q and A, Bhatia discusses their project "The Center Won't Hold: Decentering the Commune into Networks of Care" for the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial, The Available City.

A computer rendered illustration of a large transparent cube lined by thin columns with people posed in various scenes of daily life.

Media coverage / Dec. 19, 2022

Five CCA Architecture faculty share proposals for an iconic, new landmark

Discussing their entries to the 2021 Urban Confluence competition, Architecture faculty explain the theory and practice behind their visions for an inspired new monument in San Jose.

Clark Thenhaus, Confluence Dome, View from Above.

Media coverage / Dec. 19, 2022

Navigating the workplace as a women or non-binary architect

Graduating CCA MArch students outline four pieces of important advice they learned from their Architecture faculty mentors on navigating gendered culture in the workplace.

A young woman in a black blazer gives a presentation over architectural diagrams.

Media coverage / Dec. 17, 2022

Bay Area art award honors CCA alumni and faculty

The SF Museum of Modern Art's 2022 SECA Art Award celebrates Maria A. Guzmán Capron (MFA Fine Arts 2015) and Gregory Rick (BFA Painting & Drawing 2019) alongside faculty members Cathy Lu and Marcel Pardo Ariza.

Gregory Rick, Trap, 2022; courtesy San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Designing the future of everything

In three fall 2022 sponsored studios, students envisioned designs to support future human needs in partnerships with Samsung, Lenovo, and Google.

A panoramic view of a studio with a few dozen students working in groups at various workbenches

Media coverage / Dec. 1, 2022

KQED spotlights alum Trina Michelle Robinson's powerful practice

In a profile on her rapidly growing career, Trina Michelle Robinson (MFA Fine Arts 2022) describes how she has reclaimed cotton to tell a new kind of story.

A portrait photo of the artist Trina Michelle Robinson, wearing a blue dress with overlaid black lace.


CCA Pre-College students recall their dreamy summer in photos

Young creative thinkers and makers take a sneak peak at art school life, build their portfolios, and earn college credits.

A grainy photo of four teen students smiling under their masks, while one takes a photo, on a city bus.

Media coverage / Nov. 30, 2022

The three-part exhibition Drum Listens to Heart doesn't miss a beat

"It evolves. It lays out a polyrhythm of events and exhibitions, but rarely repeats itself," says the New York Times, in their Critic's Notebook of Drum Listens to Heart at the Wattis Institute.

A photo of a human skeleton adorned in wires and lights with a drum hung from its shoulder and a video monitor on its chest.

Media coverage / Nov. 28, 2022

Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition with an introduction by Visual & Critical Studies Chair Jacqueline Francis

Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition edited by Julian Rothenstein, with an introduction by Jacqueline Francis and Stephen G. Hall

Book cover of Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition.

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