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Changing the Outlook: Amanda Cachia

Amanda Cachia (Visual and Critical Studies 2012) discusses her research, her experience at CCA, and her work curating shows around the world.
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Steven Miller: Designing Tomorrow at The NWBLK

Steven Miller (BFA Interior Design 1992) shares what initially drew him to interior design and what it's like to start your own studio.

NWBLK Gallery, San Francisco


Sienna DeGovia: Sculptural Food Stylist Extraordinaire

Sculpture alumni Sienna DeGovia on working as a food stylist in Los Angeles.



Notes from the Studio

Alumna Kindah Khalidy reflects on her studio space at CCA.

Portrait of Kindah Khalidy in studio.


Glass Artist and CCA Alumnus Jaime Guerrero Creates Life Size Glass Sculptures to Comment on Refugee Crisis

Jaime Guerrero on his life-size glass children and piñata.

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Faculty Spotlight: David Huffman, Painting & Drawing and Fine Arts

David Huffman (Painting & Drawing 1986, MFA 1998) a tenured faculty member of CCA’s Painting & Drawing and MFA in Fine Arts programs discusses how …

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Faculty spotlight: Sunny A. Smith, Dean of Fine Arts

Faculty Spotlight is an editorial series that showcases CCA's wide range of faculty members. The article features Sunny A. Smith, Dean of Fine Arts.

Portrait of Sunny A. Smith, Dean of Fine Arts at CCA.


Architecture students help Chinese villagers with eco-tourism plans

Architecture students travel to China to investigate the impact tourism has on a range of places and landscapes and to work with a small under-served community to leave behind work that contributes to their future.
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Christopher McCall and Pier 24 Photography: The CCA legacy continues

Christopher McCall (MFA Photography 2003) on his experience at CCA, what it's like to be the founding director at Pier 24 Photography, and how he defines success.

Pier 24, San Francisco


Jeremy Mende & Desirae Rivera: Students Find Their Mentors at CCA

Recent alumna Desirae Rivera (Graphic Design 2015) finds a mentor in longtime CCA Graphic Design faculty member Jeremy Mende, founder and principal of MendeDesign in San Francisco.
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2018 IMPACT Award Winners

These winners receive $25,000 and a network of resources to complete an innovative project that cultivates social or environmental responsibility.

Image of a “Stockton” mural decorating the new workshop spaces at Hatch Workshop.


Student Spotlight: Christopher Paguio

Christopher Paguio (BFA Graphic Design 2016) shares why he chose to study at CCA and how his internship informed his practice.
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Student Spotlight: Julia Loopstra

Julia Loopstra (BFA Illustration 2017) shares why she chose to transfer to CCA and the faculty who helped her along the way.
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Student Spotlight: Jiayu He

Jiayu He (BFA Film 2016) shares why he chose to transfer to CCA and cinematography course that informed his senior project.
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Student Spotlight: Sarah Herlugson

Sarah Herlugson (BArch Architecture 2017) shares how her interests in fashion design and interior design led her to a degree in architecture.
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Designing the future of commerce

The Visa sponsored Experience Design Studio challenged students to solve complex problems around the digital payment systems of the future.

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3 writing tips from U.S Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate from 2017 to 2019 and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, offers three fruitful tips to help jump-start your writing. The first one might surprise you.

U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Tracy K. Smith.


A decade of design strategy at CCA

We celebrated a decade of the Design Strategy MBA program at CCA with a day spotlighting speeches and presentations from some of the talented people responsible for molding the program into what it is today.

Press release / Nov. 7, 2018

CCA Wattis Institute presents new work by Diamond Stingily and Rosha Yaghmai

New York-based Diamond Stingily and Los Angeles-based Rosha Yaghmai are respectively and rapidly establishing themselves as leading voices in contemporary sculpture.

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Media coverage / Oct. 26, 2018

Looking back on Joyce J. Scott's earlier work and celebrating her latest ambitious exhibitions

Using beadwork, glass, found objects, fabric, and other materials, renowned artist Joyce J. Scott raises challenging social and political questions.
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