CCA condemns anti-Black and anti-Asian violence, and the racism and xenophobia that feed it. Learn about actions we are taking to make our college safe and equitable for all.
CCA students share their reflections on recent conversations, lectures, and events they’ve encountered on our campus on the cloud.
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.
Undergraduate Interaction Design Program Chair Erin Malone and Graduate Program Chair Josh Silverman look into the future of their programs.
Faculty Owen Smith and Michael Wertz reflect on illustration's role during the COVID–19 pandemic and beyond.
/ Dec. 14, 2020
"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.
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.
Students in this fall’s Mural Project course express CCA’s Creative Accord in a virtual environment and think beyond traditional mural making.
/ Dec. 5, 2020
Writer Natalie Haddad calls The End of You, a postcard series by Divya Mehra for the CCA Wattis Institute, “an artwork for our times.”
/ Dec. 2, 2020
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.
/ Nov. 23, 2020
The Sun Daily spoke with CCA alum Lisa Wong Sook Kuan (BFA Illustration 2015) about finding meaning in the ubiquity of art.
/ Nov. 19, 2020
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.”
/ Nov. 17, 2020
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.
/ Nov. 6, 2020
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.”
While sheltering in place, Assistant Chair of Illustration Michael Wertz has been making tiny illustrations that deliver a big message.
/ Oct. 30, 2020
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.
Two initiatives champion BIPOC student talent and contributions while building their skills for leadership and success.
/ Oct. 27, 2020
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.
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.
CCA staff psychologists share tips for managing anxiety, developing a sense of community, and finding hope during the pandemic.
Leading up to the 2020 presidential election, the [email protected] Artwork Campaign celebrates our community’s deep commitment to activism and democratic participation.
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