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From CCA to the NBA: Dustin O. Canalin on designing his dream career

With a passion for basketball and an eye for design, this Bay Area-born alum is living what he loves.

Dustin O. Canalin

Press release / Aug. 26, 2021

CCA’s new BFA in Game Arts program launches in fall 2021

The new four-year, fine arts-focused degree program is designed for students who want to become game industry professionals and artistic leaders who shape the future of games and play.
A close-up view of a board game with colorful pieces.


Listening for the future

CCA Design Futures Lab, Imperial College London, and LADdesign join forces on summer design sprints that explore the future of music experience through design.
Whiteboard with notes in red ink, pictures, and post-it notes.

Press release / Aug. 19, 2021

CCA presents Shooter Box at Hubbell Street Galleries

Curated by CCA Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger, Shooter Box is an exhibition protesting the United States military’s use of Microsoft Xbox controllers as battle equipment, which transforms a child’s toy into a weapon of war
Rachel Berger, Bullet I, 2021. Cast lead and copper, 6 x 4 x 2.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Press release / Aug. 19, 2021

CCA presents DRAWING CODES: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II

CCA's Architecture Digital Craft Lab presents DRAWING CODES: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, the second volume in a series organized by curators Adam Marcus and Andrew Kudless.
Stephanie Lin, Accumulated Error No. 41. Courtesy of the artist.

Press release / Aug. 19, 2021

CCA launches search for new Chief Financial Officer

CCA is launching a search for a new Chief Financial Officer following the announcement that current CFO Ed Prohaska intends to step down in early 2022.
Exterior view of San Francisco campus

Media coverage / Aug. 12, 2021

Alum Elizabeth Brunner's kids' clothing label, StereoTypes, flips gender norms on their head

StereoType, a clothing label by San Francisco-based designer Elizabeth Brunner (BFA Fashion Design 2007), offers everyday clothes for kids that cohesively blend both masculine and feminine elements.

Press release / Aug. 4, 2021

CCA appoints Jessica Farron, Lucille Tenazas, and Marv Tseu to Board of Trustees

California College of the Arts announces the appointments of Jessica Farron, Lucille Tenazas, and Marv Tseu to the Board of Trustees for an initial three-year term.


ARCH Art Supplies moves to Blattner Hall

The independently-owned art supply store will be more tightly integrated with the CCA community from its new location.
Art supplies on display in ARCH.

Media coverage / July 20, 2021

Art & Education's "Office Hours" with Glen Helfand

Graduate Fine Arts Associate Professor Glen Helfand shares what got him into teaching, how CCA’s interdisciplinarity leads to the cross-pollination of ideas and practices, the importance of connecting students to the Bay Area art scene, and more.
A student project, part of the interdisciplinary course, "P.E."

Media coverage / July 16, 2021

Alum Michon Sanders featured in T: The New York Times Style Magazine

In “The Artists” column in T Magazine, Michon Sanders (BFA Painting & Drawing 2020) talks about her work, Seniors and Children First, and about how living in Oakland has given her a sense of freedom.
T Style Magazine Logo

Media coverage / July 14, 2021

Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger asks recent grads "How did you get into tech?"

In AIGA's Eye on Design, Rachel Berger speaks with recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at CCA, RISD, and other schools to find out how they got their start and share advice for those seeking a similar path.

AIGA's Eye on Design logo

Press release / July 14, 2021

CCA Wattis Institute presents new work by Maia Cruz Palileo

Maia Cruz Palileo presents a new exhibition of paintings and sculptures inspired by historic Philippiniana materials and the artist’s own memories.
Maia Cruz Palileo

Press release / July 13, 2021

CCA appoints Leigh Sata as vice president for Operations and Capital Projects

California College of the Arts President Stephen Beal announced Leigh Sata as vice president of Operations and Capital Projects, effective June 4, 2021.
Leigh Sata


Nathan Lynch & Oikonos receive $200k Wildlife Conservation Society grant for seabird habitat restoration

Ceramics chair Nathan Lynch has been working with Oikonos for over a decade to help restore at-risk seabird habitats with ceramic nesting modules.
A Rhinoceros Auklet chick.

Media coverage / June 30, 2021

KQED: Newest Wattis anthology invites readers to participate in radical listening

Writer Theadora Walsh says "Why are they so afraid of the lotus?" is an invitation to listen. "It’s an invitation to participate in a radical, engaged form of listening that takes on the labor of actively receiving others’ speech."
The Wattis Institute's book, "Why are they so afraid of the lotus?"

Media coverage / June 29, 2021

Wattis Institute receives spring 2021 Warhol Foundation grant

The Wattis was among 50 institutions across the country to receive a spring 2021 Warhol Foundation grant. The $120,000 grant will support the Wattis Institute's next two years of exhibition programming.
Wattis Institute logo in black lettering on white background

Media coverage / June 24, 2021

"No Straight Lines" hopes to give queer youth a role model

Directed by Vivian Kleiman and produced by MFA Comics Professor Justin Hall, "No Straight Lines"—a documentary highlighting the work of five comic artists from the 1970s and 1980s—premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and Frameline in 2021.
No Straight Lines

Press release / June 10, 2021

CCA announces Lorna Meyer Calas as the new chair of the Board of Trustees

California College of the Arts has elected Lorna Meyer Calas as chair of the CCA Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2021, for an initial three-year term. Calas—managing director with Merrill Lynch's Private Wealth Management Group—has been a CCA trustee
Lorna Meyer Calas

Press release / June 10, 2021

The Wattis Institute receives $20,000 NEA Grant for the exhibition "Drum Listens to Heart"

The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts for a $20,000 award from the Grants for Arts Projects program to support its 2022 exhibition, Drum Listens to Heart, which explores “the percussive” as an
Entrance to CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Portrait of David Owens-Hill.

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