Press release / March 17, 2022
CCA Curatorial Practice and CCA Wattis Institute Present Resonance of Place, April 28–May 14, 2022
Resonance of Place, a multi-site exhibition reflecting on the body’s precarious relationship to its surroundings, curated by the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2022.
Focused on the future with CCA campus unification
With the creativity and inventive solutions that artists and designers are known for, CCA’s campuses will be unified in San Francisco on schedule in fall 2022.
Press release / March 10, 2022
CCA presents the 2022 MFA Graduating Class Exhibition
The exhibition debuts work from 27 emerging artists in CCA’s graduate program in fine arts.
Discover how our campus expansion project is transforming CCA into a residential campus that unifies all our academic programs on a single campus and supports innovative, cross-disciplinary work.
Cultivating a human-centered approach to problem-solving
If you've ever ordered a poke bowl from UberEats, you've benefited from a human-centered approach to design. Learn how this design-based problem-solving process is revolutionizing business creativity.
Graduate students at CCA curate fun in the exhibition plaYplaYplaY
Student curators from the Curatorial Practice and MFA Writing programs get the opportunity to organize an exhibition centered around play.
The power of hope and truth in racial healing
Tricia Brand, our inaugural vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, talks about what sets CCA apart from other colleges and why she’s hopeful for the future.
Game arts: 5 trends for the future
Game arts experts identify five trends that will define the future of game design and what they mean for gamers and aspiring game artists.
Press release / Feb. 14, 2022
CCA appoints Nicolas Elsishans as chief financial officer
California College of the Arts (CCA) President Stephen Beal announced Nicolas Elsishans as chief financial officer, effective February 28.
Media coverage / Feb. 1, 2022
CCA Faculty Janette Kim, Brendon Levitt, and James Graham win Buell Prize at ACSA
CCA faculty Janette Kim, Brendon Levitt, and James Graham win the Buell Prize for course development in architecture, climate change, and society at ASCA, the international association of architecture schools.
How architectural design can improve social equity
Today, thought leaders in the field are approaching architectural design with an eye not only to aesthetics and environmental sustainability, but also to social equity.
Four tips for finding art colleges that fit your goals
Learn how to choose among the hundreds of art and design colleges in the country to find which ones would best fit your artistic vision, career goals, and your personality.
A return to form: The Fall 2021 BFA Design Thesis Show gets real
Learn about some of the art and projects on display at the Perry Family Event Center (350 Kansas Street) for the fall’s 2021 BFA Design Thesis showcase.
Over the Threshold: Returning to campus with energy and experimentation
From tie-dye to chainsaws and Tamagotchis, Design faculty and students are making the leap, returning to campus and community to learn together once more.
Where to put your graphic design degree to work
With a graphic design degree, job opportunities are abundant and varied. Across industries, businesses and organizations rely on graphic designers to create visual concepts that communicate ideas and information.
Class Spotlight: Students explore Oakland’s urban history one step at a time
CCA students in the class “Hella Oakland” discovered a whole new side of the city through immersive walking tours of historical neighborhoods like West Oakland, Rockridge, and Jack London Square.
Press release / Dec. 21, 2021
CCA appoints Tricia Brand as inaugural vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
California College of the Arts (CCA) President Stephen Beal announced Tricia Brand as the college’s inaugural vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), effective April 1, 2022.
Can game design be a tool for social justice?
Building interactive new worlds as a game designer is a powerful way to share your vision for a more just future.
Media coverage / Dec. 11, 2021
MFA in Comics adjunct professor Melanie Gillman releases Other Ever Afters
Other Ever Afters is a new graphic novel by MFA in Comics adjunct professor Melanie Gillman is a collection of feminist, queer original fairy tales.
We Are Image Makers: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Illustrators are indeed storytellers. Get a glimpse at some of the stories students have made and what inspires them.