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Top 10 tips for creating the best art portfolio

Learn how to create a portfolio that showcases your technical, creative, and conceptual abilities and separates you from other applicants.

Paint on silkscreen brush


CCA Architectural Ecologies lab wins 2018 R+D Award from Architect Magazine

CCA Architectural Ecologies Lab won the 2018 R+D Award by Architect Magazine for Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab.

Image of Float Lab by Buoyant Ecologies.


MBA Design Strategy Alumna Reena Merchant leads user experience at Google

Modern Luxury Silicon Valley profiles MBA design strategy alumna Reena Merchant.

Image of CCA Alumna Reena Merchant who leads user experience at Google


Lynda Grose on re-imagining fashion at CCA

Chair of fashion design Lynda Grose discusses what makes CCA's fashion program different.

Chair of Fashion Design, Lynda Grose


Graphic Design Students Create BART Etiquette Posters

Graphic design students work with BART to encourage better rider etiquette.

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VP of Design at Fitbit and graduate of CCA's Industrial Design program talks about his career journey

Fitbit's VP of Design Jonah Becker shares how his industrial design degree from CCA helped him get there.

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Internships and Externships: The Gateway to Careers in Fine Arts

Hear from students about how their internships opened up new career paths.

Student cataloguing silkscreens in the screen printing room


Donald Fortescue: Arctic Visions

Furniture and Fine Arts faculty member Donald Fortescue travels to the Arctic as a part the Arctic Circle Residency.

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Tina Takemoto: Life at the Speed of Art

Equal parts artist, activist, and educator, Humanities and Sciences Dean Tina Takemoto is a force to be reckoned with. Her work takes many forms and deals with issues of race, …

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Changing the Outlook: Amanda Cachia

Amanda Cachia (Visual and Critical Studies 2012) is an independent curator originally from Sydney, Australia. Here she speaks with Glance about her research, her experience at CCA, and curating shows …

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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

Glass artist and CCA alumnus Jaime Guerrero on his life size glass children and piñata.

Jaime Guerrero, Once Upon A Time, 2013.


Faculty Spotlight: David Huffman, Painting/Drawing & 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 to push the professional artist.

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Faculty spotlight: Allison Smith, Dean Fine Arts

Faculty Spotlight is an editorial series that showcases CCA's wide range of faculty members.

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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.

Temple and pagoda at Dali


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.

Jeremy Mende & Desirae Rivera


2018 IMPACT Award Winners

The IMPACT Award is a CCA-wide competition, awarding the top two individuals or teams with $25,000 and a network of resources to complete an innovative project cultivating social and/or environmental …

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

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