Media coverage / Aug. 28, 2022
California College of the Arts named one of the nation's best colleges for student voting by Washington Monthly
With an ongoing commitment to democratic engagement and creative activism, CCA made the 2022 honor roll among universities "doing the most to turn students into citizens."
Oakland campus legacy events celebrate CCA history
With official instruction at CCA’s Oakland campus ending in the spring of 2022, we honored the campus with events, exhibitions, and celebration.
Creative Citizenship at CCA
Explore creative activism across the college.
Media coverage / July 18, 2022
CCA graphic design students invigorate San Francisco BART stations with colorful designs
Through TBD*, CCA’s in-house student design studio, Hyunsoo Kang's and Walker Lambert's quintessentially San Francisco designs offer transit riders "a slice of joy and color" with an AR twist.
A CCA alum helps picture a new ending for survivors
Artist and CCA alum Carmen Winant’s work illuminates the invisible experiences of women, as well as feminist strategies for survival, revolt, and self-determination in a new exhibition at The Print Center in Philadelphia.
Press release / June 16, 2022
The Wattis Institute presents: Drum Listens to Heart
Opening September 1, this 3-part exhibition with an accompanying performance series brings together contemporary artists and performers from around the world.
What does making look like now?
Discover how CCA students and faculty embraced the return to campus and got back to doing what they do best—building, making, and transforming—together.
Four CCA Illustration students shine in national illustration competition
Undergraduate students in the CCA Illustration program reflect on their work and what it means to be recognized nationally by the Society of Illustrators.
Press release / May 24, 2022
CCA Wattis Institute presents: Hervé Guibert: This and More
Curated by Wattis Institute Director Anthony Huberman, this exhibition at the Wattis Institute introduces a lesser-known body of work by the late French artist Hervé Guibert (1955–1991). On view …
Press release / May 20, 2022
CCA gala honoring community leader Roselyne C. Swig raises over $1.5 million for student scholarships
CCA celebrates Swig’s impact on the Bay Area as arts champion, civic leader, and community advocate.
Using the MFA Degree as a Tool for Social Engagement and Social Justice
With an MFA degree in fine arts, you can change culture by developing a socially engaged art practice.
Sewing Connections: An alumnae women’s design collective and women from DMBA stitch together a night of fun.
The Women in Leadership team from DMBA and the feminist design collective GRL GRP host a special workshop called “Sewing Connections”
Media coverage / May 1, 2022
The most banned book in the country is by MFA Comics alum Maia Kobabe
The New York Times spotlights Gender Queer, a graphic novel about coming out as nonbinary, and how it landed Maia Kobabe at the center of a battle over which books belong in schools.
CCA students explore protest using cardboard as their medium
In the First Year Core Studio program, students deepen their understanding of themselves and their craft.
The modern animator: director, storyteller, actor, and artist
Animators bring stories to life on screen. You can bring your unique story to life, and land your dream job, by learning the art and craft of animation.
Media coverage / April 20, 2022
CCA faculty Rita Bullwinkel honored with Whiting Award
From the selection committee: “The stories of Rita Bullwinkel glimmer like objects in a wunderkammer that shift their shapes when taken up in the hand...she sounds simply like herself and nobody else.”
Sustainable architecture: The greenest solution?
Professors from California College of the Arts explain why they advocate for resilient design to meet the challenges of a warming planet.
Press release / April 13, 2022
CCA reaches collective bargaining agreements with unionized staff, faculty
CCA employees represented by SEIU Local 1021 have voted to ratify tentative collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with the college.
Press release / March 30, 2022
CCA Presents Dennis Leon and the Art of Instruction
The exhibition features the work of long-time CCA instructor Dennis Leon, alongside work from his students.
How to become an illustrator: 5 tips for high school students
Learn how to become an illustrator with these five tips from professors at a top-ten art and design college.