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How a CCA Pre-College student found his calling

Alum Matthew Lew’s Pre-College experience launched him toward a successful graphic design career.

Headshot of Pre-College alum Matthew Lew

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Favorite reads for National Author’s Day 2019

We asked CCA’s Nelson Chan, Jennine Scarboro, and Leslie Roberts to talk about some of their top books to read.

A wall covered in pages from books.

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Learning through question and critique: Interview with Allison Smith

CCA’s dean of Fine Arts discusses the value of an arts education in today’s product-driven and politically tense world.

Allison Smith smiles for a portrait.

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Students research at Autodesk Technology Centers in tranSTUDIO

During an Interior Design course lab called tranSTUDIO, students explore new frontiers in advanced manufacturing and design at Autodesk.

Students in tranStudio lab

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Public Sediment project awarded $31.4 million

Public Sediment for Alameda Creek, a project by CCA’s Architectural Ecologies research lab, has been awarded $31.4 million in California state funding.

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Four common art portfolio mistakes

Avoid these easy-to-make errors as you put together your admissions application art portfolio.

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Student spotlight: Interior Design’s Moon Lou

CCA Interior Design student Moon Lou enters her senior year with a prestigious award and advice for new students.

Portrait of Moon Lou (BFA Interior Design 2020)

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The Unseen

At just 24 years old, Arleene Correa Valencia (Individualized Major 2018) is making a huge impact through her artwork.

Arleene Correa Valencia, Artist and CCA Graduate in Individualized Studies 2018

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CCA assistant professor on team awarded NSF grant

Negar Kalantar explores how relief cutting, or kerfing, can improve building materials’ adaptability to environmental threats.

Photo of Interior Design assistant professor Negar Kalantar and student in the Rapid Prototyping Studio.

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Seven things to look for during your art school visits

Feeling the “vibe” of an art school, imagining yourself living, studying, and working there, is a crucial part of the campus visit. But there are a few more tangible things you should keep your eye out for, as well.

Group of students speaking at Chimerapalooza in the Nave

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Life before and after CCA, with Individualized Studies alum Galen Boone

Galen Boone shares how the Individualized Studies curriculum formed her practice, which CCA faculty had the biggest impact, and what life has been like after graduation.

Galen Boone, THIRDSEX | The Mother. Parure portrait. 2018.

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Changing the way fashion designers think

CCA Fashion Design faculty, students, activists, and influencers leverage every skill they have to bring change to the injustice at the root of fashion production.

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2019 IMPACT Award winners challenge climate change

Buoyant Ecologies and Rubber Impact Awareness & Action Project win grants from Center for Impact

Artists rendering of the view from the top of the Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab

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President Stephen Beal’s biography

As CCA’s ninth president, Stephen Beal champions learning through making to prepare students as creative citizens.

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JD Beltran and Scott Minneman: Learning interactively

JD Beltran and Scott Minneman collaborate on cutting-edge interactive artworks which explore new modes of portraiture.

JD Beltran and Scott Minneman, The Cinema Snowglobe, 2013

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A visionary whose craftsmanship confronts injustice

2019 honorary doctorate degree recipient Joyce J. Scott’s career demonstrates her quest to inspire change through art.

Joyce J. Scott, Baby Blue Book Redux, 2018. Beads, thread, 37 1/2 x 52 1/4 inches. Courtesy Goya Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore

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Lily Williams (Animation 2014) finds her dream career

By the time Lily Williams (Animation 2014) reached high school, she already had a game plan.

Close-up detail of magenta and yellow paint on a canvas.

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From farm to fashion: textile manufacturing in North Carolina

CCA’s summer study trips introduce students to new cultures and experiences, and many programs also feature service to the host communities and reflections on issues that affect those communities: environmental …

pink and white shirts hanging close together.

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Enlivening San Francisco's Market street

The sidewalks of San Francisco’s busiest thoroughfare came alive for three days in April at the Market Street Prototyping Festival as teams of artists and designers exhibited over 50 ingenious …

a woman walks through thousands of dangling neon strings on the street in San Francisco.

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Game on: how video games are changing the way we work and play

Gaming is storytelling. From a design perspective, a good game presents a world that is both accessible and fantastic; at its center are good characters.

A digital avatar dances in front of a colorful video screen.