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Press release / Jan. 9, 2019

CCA Wattis Institute presents new work by Diamond Stingily and Rosha Yaghmai

New York-based Diamond Stingily and Los Angeles-based Rosha Yaghmai are respectively and rapidly establishing themselves as leading voices in contemporary sculpture.

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Changing careers to become an interaction designer

When Karen Chan decided to enter the MDes in IxD program at CCA in 2016, she was working as a public health consultant at the intersection of healthcare, policy, and technology. Now—just 2 short years later—she helps people build better relationships with

Karen Chan, MDes in Interaction Design alum

Media coverage / Dec. 24, 2018

Temple of Direction by alumnus Geordie Van Der Bosch selected to be 2019 Burning Man temple

Burning Man 2019 temple designed by architect Geordie Van Der Bosch, who holds a masters in advanced architectural design from CCA, is inspired by Japanese torii gates.

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MFA in Design: Alumni Q+A with Shihan Zhang

We caught up with this talented CCA alum to ask why she decided to pursue her MFA, what it was like as an international student studying for a masters degree in the U.S., and a whole lot more.

Shihan Zhang (MFA Design, 2017)

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10 skills every interaction designer should have

If you are considering entering the world of Interaction Design (IxD), there are some skills you’ll want to hone before applying to any graduate-level program—but they may not be the ones you think.

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Two years or three years for a masters in Design? Here’s the difference.

We get a lot of questions from students researching graphic design graduate programs that want to know what the difference between a 2-year and 3-year MFA program is, so we’re taking an in-depth look at both options to help you decide which is the right o

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Traditional MBA vs Design Strategy MBA: Which is better?

The results of design strategy's people-centered approach are increasingly visible all around us— products that are effortless to use, services that enhance the sense of meaning in our lives, and immersive environments that heighten our sense of what’s po

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Should I get an MFA in Design?

Second-year MFA in Design candidate Winston Struye answers prospective students’ most urgent question.

Should I get an MFA in Design?

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Design Strategy: Alumni Q+A with Alida Draudt, Futurist at Capital One

When Alida Draudt entered CCA’s MBA in Design Strategy program, she already had a background in design and innovation consulting. What she wanted was a brighter future—little did she know, her future would involve predicting the future.

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MFA in Design: Alumni Q+A with Beth Abrahamson, senior designer at Emotive Brand

Since graduating with an MFA in Design in 2015, Beth Abrahamson has put in time as a freelance designer for some of the biggest brands in the game (Airbnb, Elephant, Apple).

Beth Abrahamson MFA Design alum, 2015

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How to prototype a career change, design strategy-style

The best thing anyone can do when considering a career change is to follow the design process and prototype their prospective futures before diving in, writes alumnus Justin Lokitz (MBA ...

Justin Lokitz, MBA in Design Strategy, 2014

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CCA alums at the heart of public art in NYC

CCA alumni are bringing public art to the streets and parks of NYC.

CCA alums at the heart of public art in NYC

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CCA 2018 Schedule: Make an admissions advising appointment now

Find out when a CCA admissions counselor is near you.

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Three fashion graduates selected for prestigious CFDA fashion future graduate showcase

CCA fashion design alumni operate at the leading edge of fashion.

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CCA Faculty Receive the 2018 IDEC Community Service Award

The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) recognize CCA faculty and students for their work with a homeless community in the Mission District.

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A guide to graduate programs : 1-year, 2-year, low-residency, and more

The benefits of getting a graduate degree in a field you’re interested in can be numerous and diverse - from personal to professional, and of course, financial - but many ...

Graduate students during the MArch Critique

Press release / Dec. 4, 2018

2018 commencement speaker and honorary doctorates announced

Glenn Adamson and Lia Cook are awarded honorary doctorate degrees. Glenn Adamson is selected to deliver CCA’s undergraduate commencement address.

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Press release / Dec. 3, 2018

New student housing for CCA opens at 75 Arkansas Street with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Below-market-rate housing for over 200 students is a model of environmental sustainability.

CCA Trustee Simon Blattner and team at the new Blattner Hall ribbon cutting ceremony at 75 Arkansas.

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People’s Kitchen Collective: Cooking up resistance

CCA alumna and visiting lecturer Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik (MFA Fine Arts, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2012) cooks up resistance.

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The interdisciplinary future of design: Interview with Dean Helen Maria Nugent

CCA Dean of Design Helen Maria Nugent discusses the intangible skills gained in a design education.

Design chair Helen Maria Nugent posing in the MFA design studios

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