CCA condemns injustice, racism, and oppressive violence toward Black people: Read President Beal’s letter to the community.
From gripping memoirs to enduring works of fiction, this list of written works from CCA alumni will help you get through shelter in place.
/ April 20, 2020
California College of the Arts (CCA) President Stephen Beal announced Ed Prohaska as chief financial officer, effective on Monday, April 20, 2020.
/ April 17, 2020
Illustration Chair Owen Smith is grabbing national attention for his recent New Yorker cover, which independent news outlet 48 Hills called “devastating” and “beautiful.”
CCA reaffirms its Arts and Crafts roots on its new campus, with updated, sustainability-focused studios for fine arts programs, such as Ceramics and Glass.
Explore the college’s most prominent geographic decisions, which prove CCA has never shied away from change.
New campus housing and dining in San Francisco, opening fall 2020, make CCA a full residential campus for the first time in its history.
Discover how our campus expansion project creates a living, learning laboratory for all our academic programs and supports innovative, cross-disciplinary work.
/ April 14, 2020
Student-run teams put their new and innovative business ideas to the test at California College of the Arts’ inaugural CCA Sparks Pitch Day event.
/ April 14, 2020
CCA alum and adjunct professor Yvonne Mouser sat down with American Craft Council executive director Sarah Schultz to discuss the inspiration behind her creations, “craft thinking,” and much more.
/ April 13, 2020
Illustration Chair Owen Smith discusses the inspiration behind his cover for the April 20, 2020, issue of the New Yorker. Smith's illustration reflects on the essential worker and the inequalities of class, race, and industry during the COVID–19 pandemic.
Liz Cohen (MFA Photography 2000) was recently named a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. Speaking with the Phoenix New Times, Cohen says, “I’m so grateful for being recognized this way.”
Leah Oliver and Brigette Stump-Vernon offer advice on how students, staff and faculty can navigate the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.
/ April 7, 2020
CCA’s campus expansion groundbreaking ceremony, originally scheduled for April 14, has been postponed until fall 2020 to support the containment of COVID –19.
Fine Arts Dean Allison Smith reflects on the meaning of artmaking in the time of COVID–19 and physical distancing.
/ April 2, 2020
The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts introduces the Wattis Library, a free online platform for videos, lectures, and essays that provides in-depth access and proximity to many of the artists and thinkers of our time.
/ March 31, 2020
Profiled alongside other Canadian makers producing much-needed medical supplies for health care workers fighting COVID–19, Rahim Bhimani (Design Strategy 2013) is making and delivering face shields—complete with a clear plastic screen, an adjustable elast
/ March 30, 2020
Tomie dePaola, the prolific children’s author and illustrator behind the enduring Strega Nona tales and more than 270 other books, died Monday, March 30, at age 85. He graduated from CCA with an MFA in 1969.
/ March 30, 2020
The 2020 rankings, which assessed 227 MFA-granting colleges and universities across the country, lists CCA 10th overall.
/ March 26, 2020
Lauren Szabo (Illustration 2010) is an artist to watch, according to Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. “I am an advocate for skill-based representational painting that addresses current issues in American culture and beyond,” Szabo says. Read what makes this
/ March 25, 2020
In a New York Times article, Dean of Design Helen Maria Nugent shares a bit of advice for looking presentable while on video conference calls.
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