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From scholarship recipient to community creative

For Emeric Kennard, studying Illustration and Writing was possible at CCA thanks to scholarships that helped offset the cost of attendance.
Artwork by Emeric Kennard

Media coverage / March 4, 2019

CCA alumnus Hank Willis Thomas selected to design Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Hank Willis Thomas, an artist-activist and CCA alumnus, has been selected to design his "Embrace" sculptural concept for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Boston.
Hank Willis Thomas’s winning design "The Embrace" features pairs of arms and hands that appear to clasp one another.

Media coverage / March 4, 2019

10 supplies from the art store one CCA alumna can't live without

Cleo Papanikolas, a BFA in Printmaking alumna and working artist, shares a list of her top ten favorite supplies from the art store.
CCA alumna Cleo Papanikolas is an artist and author of "The Opposite Is Also True: A Journal of Creative Wisdom for Artists."

Media coverage / March 4, 2019

Discover the founding story of CCA's innovative BFA in Interaction Design program

Learn how Kristian Simsarian, CCA associate professor, leveraged design process to build the curriculum for one of the world's first undergraduate interaction design programs.

Associate Professor of Graduate Interaction Design Program Kristian Simsarian authors an essay on how design education can change the world.

Media coverage / March 1, 2019

Graduate Painting & Drawing alumna wins oldest German art prize

Rajkamal Kahlon (MFA Painting & Drawing 1999), whose work explores the impact of colonialism, has been named a 2019 Villa Romana Fellow.
Portait of Rajkamal Kahlon working at her canvas.

Press release / Feb. 28, 2019

CCA breaks ground on new on-campus student housing

Located less than three blocks from campus, the building will house approximately 220 students and feature ground-floor commercial space.

California College of the Arts Breaks Ground on New On-Campus Student Housing


Five of the highest-paying art majors

For prospective art students looking for an innovative field that can lead to gainful employment, we've compiled a list of five excellent majors to consider.


Intellectual cross-training in liberal arts: Interview with Dean TT Takemoto

CCA’s dean of Humanities & Sciences discusses the practice of lifelong, interdisciplinary learning.

Portrait of TT Takemoto.

Press release / Feb. 19, 2019

Transecologies explores ways of relating to nature without assimilating

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries presents a new exhibition on nature viewed through the lens of trans identities.
Nicki Green, Morel Figure with Prosthesis, 2017. Glazed earthenware and felt, 37 x 22 x 21 inches.


SFMOMA Visual Identity Has CCA Roots: Some Faces Behind the Rebrand

Learn about how graduate design alumna Jennifer Sonderby led a stellar team of designers—including several CCA alumni—in the visual rebranding of SFMOMA.

SFMOMA Design Studio team.

Media coverage / Feb. 6, 2019

Three architecture faculty win 2019 ACSA Architectural Education Awards

Professor Sandra Vivanco and assistant professor Irene Cheng each won a Diversity Achievement Award, and associate professor Andrew Kudless received a Faculty Design Award for his project Confluence Park.
CCA is pleased to announce three faculty as 2018-2019 Architectural Education Award Winners.


Graphic Design student Mark Buenafe wins the prestigious Bill Moggridge Award

Senior graphic designer wins $10,000 for “The Naturalization Process,” a project that explores the journey toward U.S. citizenship through interdependent print pieces.
Graphic Design student Mark Buenafe

Media coverage / Jan. 31, 2019

Film by Dean Tina Takemoto wins Experimental Shorts Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance Film Festival

Wayward Emulsions (2018), the Slamdance award-winning experimental film directed by Humanities & Sciences dean Tina Takemoto, offers queer glimpses of a wayward woman captured in bits of emulsion lifted from stray reels of a 35mm Asian drama.
Wayward Emulsions (directed by Tina Takemoto, 2018), film still

Media coverage / Jan. 30, 2019

"Harriet Tubman and Other Truths," an expansive Joyce J. Scott exhibition, on view at Grounds for Sculpture

Joyce J. Scott, a 2016 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, presents earthwork, an installation of beaded and found objects, quilts, and more in her most comprehensive exhibition to date.
Joyce J. Scott, “Araminta With Rifle And Vèvè” (2017), painted milled foam with found objects and milled foam rifle with blown glass and mixed media appliqués, beaded staff, dimensions variable (image courtesy Goya Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore, MD, pho


Craft and content shine at the 2018 BFA Design thesis show

CCA’s Illustration, Industrial Design, and Graphic Design students address wide-ranging themes in culminating exhibition.
BFA Design Commencement Exhibition 2018


China research trip offers novel opportunities for DMBA students

The DMBA launches a new curricular area that bridges the gap between research and development and overseas production.
A group of foreign exchange students in China pose for a photo.

Media coverage / Jan. 22, 2019

Co-chair of film Rob Epstein receives 2019 Academy Award nomination for "End Game"

Rob Epstein's documentary film End Game (2018) is a complex and compassionate look at end-of-life care at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. This film is nominated in the Oscar 2019 Documentary (Short Subject) category.
Film still from the documentary "End Game" by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

Press release / Jan. 16, 2019

$90 million CCA student housing project receives strong support from investors

New building to house 500+ students with below-market, on-campus housing in San Francisco.

CCA official logo.

Media coverage / Jan. 16, 2019

"Drawing Codes" explores how coding can impact architectural representation

DRAWING CODES: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation was co-curated by CCA faculty Andrew Kudless and Adam Marcus.
Ibañez Kim: 家神.

Media coverage / Jan. 15, 2019

CCA faculty James Voorhies reflects on the curatorial work of Maria Lind at Tensta konsthall

Art Agenda published an essay by CCA faculty James Voorhies that reflects on the curatorial work of Maria Lind while she was director of Tensta konsthall.
Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, December 2018.

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