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Committed to craft

CCA reaffirms its Arts and Crafts roots on its new campus, with updated, sustainability-focused studios for fine arts programs, such as Ceramics and Glass.

Metal tubes in the hot shop.


Bold moves timeline

Explore the college’s most prominent geographic decisions, which prove CCA has never shied away from change.

Students walk through an exhibition of drawings.


New housing and dining at CCA

New campus housing and dining in San Francisco, opening fall 2020, make CCA a full residential campus for the first time in its history.

A rendering, or illustration, of the new Founders Hall on CCA’s San Francisco campus.


Why unification?

Discover how our campus expansion project creates a living, learning laboratory for all our academic programs and supports innovative, cross-disciplinary work.

An architectural rendering, or illustration, of the Hooper Street entrance to Double Ground.


Oakland campus legacy

Learn how the Oakland Campus Legacy Committee is working to archive the campus’s rich history and bring its unique spirit to San Francisco.

Outside CCA’s Oakland campus.


CCA counselors discuss how to cope during the COVID–19 pandemic

Leah Oliver and Brigette Stump-Vernon offer advice on how students, staff and faculty can navigate the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.

Artwork by Oscar Ramirez (BFA Painting + Drawing 2021)


What does it mean to make art in the time of COVID–19 and physical distancing?

Fine Arts Dean Allison Smith reflects on the meaning of artmaking in the time of COVID–19 and physical distancing.



In conversation with MFA Painting + Drawing alum Alexandra Grant

Meet alum Alexandra Grant, a Los Angeles-based artist who explores the performance of language in various media, including her series of paintings based on a famous Greek tragedy.

An installation view of Alexandra Grant’s Forêt Intérieure—or, in English, Interior Forest.


Campus expansion timeline

A timeline of CCA's campus expansion in San Francisco

A close-up, aerial view of the Double Ground architectural rendering or illustration. Rendering courtesy of Studio Gang.


A look at Studio Gang’s design features vibrant indoor/outdoor environment

During a public lecture at CCA on March 26, Jeanne Gang shared some early renderings of the project.

Studio Gang rendering of proposed expansion to our main academic building in San Francisco.


Founders Hall student-housing designs

Founders Hall is a new student housing facility that is part of CCA’s expanded campus design in San Francisco

Architectural rendering of Founders Hall, students walking away from cafe


Pre-College, summer youth programs at CCA offer a world of possibilities

CCA’s Pre-College and summer youth programs help students deepen their skills and pursue their passions long before becoming degree-seeking students.

Image of BFA Illustration student Katia Bernstein in front of an art pad.


Design division welcomes two new chairs

Two new chairs join CCA's Design division, Erin Malone, Chair of Interaction Design and Sara Fenske Bahat, Chair of MBA in Design Strategy.

A faculty member trying out a student project.


MFA Design launches the Design Futures Lab

Led by Assistant Chair Sara Dean, the Design Futures Lab provides students with the resources they need to practice speculative design and propose alternate futures.

Photograph of MFA in Design student Sarah Bonnickson as she demonstrates her drawing machine.


Student spotlight: Design Strategy’s Mickie Lau

Mickie Lau shares how the MBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts is catalyzing her dream career.

Photograph of CCA student Mickie Lau and her sister Rachel Lau holding bubble tea drinks.


Michael Wertz and Thomas Wojak: Boldly merging words and images

The Illustrated Poster class is part of a number of interdisciplinary courses at CCA. Taught jointly by Michael Wertz (Illustration) and Thomas Wojak (chair, Printmaking).

Photo of Michael Wertz and Thomas Wojak


Aaron De La Cruz: In the Moment

Aaron De La Cruz’s work walks the line between organization and chaos.

Aaron De La Cruz: In the Moment_Story_YZ


Meet CCA MAAD HTX graduate Sitou Akolly

Sitou Akolly shares why he came to CCA and his interest in pre-colonial architecture of Togo



Sean Canty and Ryan Golenberg: Collaborating on the Grid

Ryan Golenberg (BArch 2009) and Sean Canty (BArch 2010) have had a collaborative relationship since their time as peers at CCA, then continuing on to the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s MArch program.

Sean Canty and Ryan Golenberg: Collaborating on the Grid_BArch_Story_YZ


Student spotlight: Photography’s Jendayi Ingram

CCA Photography student Jendayi Ingram discusses her artistic influences and offers scholarship advice to first-time freshmen.

Black-and-white photographic portrait of CCA student Jendayi Ingram.