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Alum Matthew Jervis believes everyone can be a designer

Matthew Jervis (Graphic Design 2004) believes we can all be designers. Design is fundamental to how humans survive and relate to the world, he says.

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Can graphic design be political?

Postcards to the President, a project that encouraged attendees to write messages to POTUS, Vice President Pence, state reps, and local leaders.

Collection of postcards for the president and rubber stamps

Press release / April 24, 2019

CCA diversity studies faculty Kim Shuck receives Academy of American Poets Fellowship

Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate, will receive $75,000 to launch “Seeds: Creating Poetic Activism,” a seed program for poets to grow audiences in their own communities across the city.

Portrait of Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate of San Francisco, CA and CCA diversity studies faculty.

Media coverage / April 24, 2019

Diversity Studies faculty Kim Shuck named poet laureate of San Francisco

As one of the first recipients of the Academy of American Poets fellowship, Diversity Studies faculty Kim Shuck will launch a poetic activism program to grow literary events across the city.

Portrait of Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate of San Francisco, CA and CCA diversity studies faculty.

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How much do animators make?

If you're thinking about pursuing an animation degree, your employment prospects after college are excellent. But which animation jobs have the highest return on your tuition investment, and what type of work is out there?

Student drafting animation ideas

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This could be you: 3 CCA alumni who made it big (and made a difference)

Each of our graduates has a story to tell about how their CCA experience — the expert instructors that mentored them, the boundary-defying projects they worked on, the industry-leading internships they secured — set them down the path to becoming who they

Three sets of golden and teal graduation tassels shine in the sun

Press release / April 22, 2019

Joyce J. Scott, 2019 Honorary Doctorate Recipient

Joyce J. Scott is the 2019 Honorary Doctorate Recipient at California College of the Arts

photo of Joyce J Scott

Media coverage / April 22, 2019

Architecture students are 2018–19 AIA COTE Top Ten winners

Two undergraduate architecture students’ imaginative approach to the issue of rising sea levels stands strong against national competition and ecological disaster.

Shore of a Hundred Islands is a AIA COTE winning student project by Viviani Isnata & Maria Ulloa.

Media coverage / April 18, 2019

Wattis exhibition convenes queer community, writes the San Francisco Chronicle

Curated by Yomna Osman (MA Curatorial Practice 2019), To Know Herself captures the enduring loss of queer spaces in the bay by making space of its own.

Yomna Osman, the curator of “To Know Herself,” is seen at the Wattis Institute.

Press release / April 17, 2019

Architect Jeanne Gang named in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019

Jeanne Gang leads the design for California College of the Arts’ expanded campus in San Francisco

Portrait of Jeanne Gang

Media coverage / April 16, 2019

Alumna Taylor Johnson discusses her process as a fine art and editorial photographer

From documenting young athletes to publishing her first book, Taylor Johnson (BFA Photography 2017) shares challenges and triumphs with Aint-Bad magazine.

Photograph from CCA alumna Taylor Kay Johnson's publication "Kings" that  follows the lives of teenage boxers in Oakland, California.

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Meet Curatorial Practice curator-in-residence Maria Lind

Globally recognized curator Maria Lind helps CCA curatorial graduate students think more broadly about the field of curating.

a salon style gallery display with white walls.

Media coverage / April 4, 2019

Sculpture alumnus is Harley-Davidson's first-ever global brand president

Neil Grimmer (BFA Sculpure 1995) brings creative instincts and innovative thinking to his new role at the iconic Harley-Davidson.

Headshot of CCA alumnus and Harley-Davidson's first-ever global brand president Neil Grimmer.

Media coverage / April 1, 2019

Alumnus Tim Perks brings the Nike brand to life as senior director of retail design

Portland Architecture, a blog focused on design, interviews Tim Perks (BArch 1991) about applying his architectural education across many industries and disciplines.

Headshot of Tim Perks, CCA alumnus and Nike’s senior director of retail design.

Media coverage / April 1, 2019

CCA's MFA in Writing program is among the top five in California

Study.com ranks our program among the top five in California. Located in one of the world’s creative capitals, we encourage MFA candidates to explore many different forms and incorporate visual art into their work.

Joanne at her Adobe interactive design internship.

Media coverage / March 28, 2019

Two Interior Design students win at ASID Student Portfolio Competition

The American Society of Interior Designers chose CCA students Jieru Lin and Jianfeng Ni for their deep understanding of how design can impact and change lives.

Design by CCA student Jieru Lin, 2019 ASID Student Portfolio Winner.

Press release / March 27, 2019

CCA People’s Party honoring Wayne Thiebaud raises over $1.2 million for student scholarship fund

The CCA People’s Party is an annual spring gala benefiting student scholarships for deserving young artists, designers, writers, and architects who otherwise could not afford to attend CCA.

Guest of honor Wayne Thiebaud giving impromptu remarks at CCA People's Party on March 25, 2019.

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An interview with Wayne Thiebaud and Michael Krasny

Beloved painter and educator Wayne Thiebaud discusses his life’s work and his place in art history.

Guest of honor Wayne Thiebaud giving impromptu remarks at CCA People's Party on March 25, 2019.

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3 reasons art school won’t turn you into a starving artist

The starving artist: It’s the cliche that just won’t go away. Anyone who’s even toyed with the idea of pursuing a career in the arts has heard it—many, many times. Now fold in the notion of going to art school and you have a recipe for some serious skepti

Painter working on large spray painted mural

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2 questions to ask about an art college’s faculty

One of the most important factors to consider when evaluating an art college is the quality of their faculty. After all, they are the ones who you’ll be learning from, ...

Interior Design faculty member Bryan Sloan examining Interior Design students pin up.

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