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
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?
Globally recognized curator Maria Lind helps CCA curatorial graduate students think more broadly about the field of curating.
Beloved painter and educator Wayne Thiebaud discusses his life’s work and his place in art history.
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
When evaluating an art college, one of the most important factors to consider is the quality of their faculty. Ask admissions counselors these two critical questions to learn about faculty's industry connections and their approach to teaching.
A sponsored studio featuring IxD, ID, and MFA Design investigating the creation of new visual, form-based and spatial interfaces focused on storytelling, goal tracking and decision making.
Architectural design is a collective experiment. Designing Material Innovation, an outdoor exhibition at California College of the Arts (CCA), hypothesizes a future with radically different notions of material, fabrication, and …
After breaking up with his high school rock band, Shawn HibmaCronan says, he “found CCA and realized all I wanted to do was learn how to make things.”
Follow Wayne Thiebaud’s journey from commercial artist to prolific interdisciplinary artist and revered educator.
Emeric Kennard was an active student before graduating from CCA in spring 2017. Studying Illustration and Writing was possible for this Oregon native thanks to CCA scholarships that helped offset …
For prospective art students looking for an innovative field that can lead to gainful employment, we've compiled a list of five excellent majors to consider.
CCA’s dean of Humanities and Sciences discusses the practice of lifelong, interdisciplinary learning.
Learn about how graduate design alumna Jennifer Sonderby led a stellar team of designers—including several CCA alumni—in the visual rebranding of SFMOMA.
Senior graphic designer wins $10,000 for “The Naturalization Process,” a project that explores the journey toward U.S. citizenship through interdependent print pieces.
CCA’s Illustration, Industrial Design, and Graphic Design students address wide-ranging themes in culminating exhibition.
The DMBA launches a new curricular area that bridges the gap between research and development and overseas production.
When Karen Chan decided to enter the MDes in IxD program at CCA in 2016, she was working as a public health consultant at the intersection of healthcare, policy, and technology. Now—just 2 short years later—she helps people build better relationships with
We caught up with this talented CCA alum to ask why she decided to pursue her MFA, what it was like as an international student studying for a masters degree in the U.S., and a whole lot more.
If you are considering entering the world of Interaction Design (IxD), there are some skills you’ll want to hone before applying to any graduate-level program—but they may not be the ones you think.
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