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Rewind Review Respond reimagines event discourse in a virtual space

CCA students share their reflections on recent conversations, lectures, and events they’ve encountered on our campus on the cloud.

Graphic with text overlay Rewind Review Respond.


Fall 2020 Showcase celebrates student excellence and perseverance

CCA’s fall 2020 graduating students have persevered to finish their degrees during the COVID–19 pandemic. Explore their work and celebrate their perspectives with the Fall 2020 Showcase.

Class of 2020 Showcase


Meeting tomorrow today

Undergraduate Interaction Design Program Chair Erin Malone and Graduate Program Chair Josh Silverman look into the future of their programs.



The human gesture of illustration

Faculty Owen Smith and Michael Wertz reflect on illustration's role during the COVID–19 pandemic and beyond.

Shrey Purohit, Warning in the Sky

Media coverage / Dec. 14, 2020

Alum Wayne Wang’s "The Joy Luck Club" selected for preservation by National Film Registry

"The Joy Luck Club," San Francisco filmmaker Wayne Wang’s landmark adaptation of Bay Area author Amy Tan’s novel, has been selected as one of 25 movies inducted this year into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Wayne Wang


Celebrating our Bay Area community with the de Young Open

More than 100 CCA community members were selected for the de Young Open exhibition, a celebration of the diversity of talent in the Bay Area this fall.

de Young Open exhibition


New virtual mural brings the Creative Accord principles to life

Students in this fall’s Mural Project course express CCA’s Creative Accord in a virtual environment and think beyond traditional mural making.

A bullhorn with flowers and other abstract illustrative elements coming out of it.

Media coverage / Dec. 5, 2020

“The Fallacies of Whiteness”: Divya Mehra’s postcards for the Wattis Institute

Writer Natalie Haddad calls The End of You, a postcard series by Divya Mehra for the CCA Wattis Institute, “an artwork for our times.”


Press release / Dec. 2, 2020

Interior Design program awarded $50,000 Angelo Donghia Foundation Grant

The grant will support a five-year initiative to expand lighting design course offerings, providing a research-driven, interdisciplinary approach to lighting design at CCA.


Media coverage / Nov. 23, 2020

“Art as a form of escapism”: An interview with CCA alum Lisa Wong Sook Kuan

The Sun Daily spoke with CCA alum Lisa Wong Sook Kuan (BFA Illustration 2015) about finding meaning in the ubiquity of art.

Lisa Wong Sook Kuan

Media coverage / Nov. 19, 2020

Alum Toyin Ojih Odutola is Apollo’s “Artist of the Year”

Apollo Magazine named Toyin Ojih Odutola (MFA Fine Arts 2012) its 2020 Artist of the Year. Samuel Reilly writes that her “gift for world-building has set her apart as a graphic artist of extraordinary imaginative power in recent years.”

Toyin Ojih Odutola

Media coverage / Nov. 17, 2020

CCA student Michon Sanders wins first place in the AXA Art Prize competition

Michon Sanders (BFA Painting and Drawing 2020) was announced as the first place winner of the 2020 AXA Art Prize for her painting Repast to Follow. The competition received over 400 submissions from 125 schools.

Michon Sanders

Media coverage / Nov. 6, 2020

The Changemakers: California artists seeking social justice through their work

California Home + Design featured Oakland-based artist Woody De Othello’s (MFA Fine Arts 2017) in its November issue, saying his “exploration of the struggle and search for human connection has taken on a particularly poignant tenor in 2020.”

Woody de Othello


Creative activist Michael Wertz

While sheltering in place, Assistant Chair of Illustration Michael Wertz has been making tiny illustrations that deliver a big message.

A red, white, and blue illustration of a hand delivering a mail-in ballot

Media coverage / Oct. 30, 2020

KQED calls Jeffrey Gibson’s Nothing is Eternal “perfectly chaotic”

Sarah Hotchkiss (MFA Painting/Drawing 2011) wrote that Jeffrey Gibson’s Nothing is Eternal, an 18-minute video commissioned by the Wattis Institute, is not a hopeful vision of America, but an accurate one.

Jeffrey Gibson, '​Nothing is Eternal​,' 2020


CANVAS + DesignCreate support students’ aspirations, agency, and activism

Two initiatives champion BIPOC student talent and contributions while building their skills for leadership and success.

Close-up image of a multi-color print on muslin fabric

Media coverage / Oct. 27, 2020

“Come for the art, stay for the vote with CCA’s new civic engagement campaign”

Bay City News interviewed [email protected] Faculty Coordinator Sam Vernon, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programming Jaime Austin, and alum Amy Tavern (MFA Fine Arts 2017) about the [email protected] Artwork Campaign and the importance of the vote.

The CCA@CCA Artwork Campaign


Founders Hall opens new doors for CCA

With room to house about 25% of the college’s student population and a public dining hall, Founders Hall pushes CCA toward the goal of becoming a unified, fully residential campus.

Founders Hall mural in the foyer of the new residence hall


A new vision for creating and learning online

CCA staff psychologists share tips for managing anxiety, developing a sense of community, and finding hope during the pandemic.

People walking on a beach at sunset


Art in action

Leading up to the 2020 presidential election, the [email protected] Artwork Campaign celebrates our community’s deep commitment to activism and democratic participation.

Detail of the CCA@CCA Artwork Campaign display at the Hubbell Street Galleries windows.