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MFA in Design: Alumni Q+A with Shihan Zhang

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.
Shihan Zhang (MFA Design, 2017)

Media coverage / Sept. 13, 2019

California Home + Design profiles alum Gary Hutton and his four decades in the interior design field

Learn about alum Gary Hutton, a 1975 CCA graduate in Environmental Studies, who has spent his career working on myriad commercial and residental interior design projects throughout California.
Interior design for a home by alumnus Gary Hutton.

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Design pedagogy for collective work

The Design division explores three different educational opportunities at CCA that transcend individual learning through teamwork.
Assistant Professor Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera (center) teaches his Decolonization & Design course in 2019.

Press release / May 11, 2018

Fashion Experience 2018 debuts 11 collections by CCA emerging designers

Works presented through a fashion show and installation at SOMArts.
Fashion Experience 2018, models in an checkered installation

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Graphic Design Students Create BART Etiquette Posters

Graphic design students work with BART to encourage better rider etiquette.
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Interior design junior wins major scholarship

CCA interior design junior Antonia Widodo awarded $30,000 from the Angelo Donghia Foundation.
Portrait of Antonia Widodo, CCA Interior Design junior.

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CANVAS + DesignCreate support students’ aspirations, agency, and activism

Two initiatives champion BIPOC student talent and contributions while building their skills for leadership and success.

Close-up image of a multi-color print on muslin fabric

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Interrogating boundaries: hybrid practices in MFA Design

Five examples of how collaborative, multidisciplinary design can unlock new possibilities in unlikely places.
IF/THEN, San Pablo Avenue Ramble, 2019

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Can game design be a tool for social justice?

Building interactive new worlds as a game designer is a powerful way to share your vision for a more just future.

A room with a video game set up in the background and a wall with the text “Game Arts Home Room” in the foreground.

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Founders Hall student-housing designs

Founders Hall is a new student housing facility, part of CCA’s expanded campus design in San Francisco.
Architectural rendering of Founders Hall at CCA.

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Designing the future of everything

In three fall 2022 sponsored studios, students envisioned designs to support future human needs in partnerships with Samsung, Lenovo, and Google.

A panoramic view of a studio with a few dozen students working in groups at various workbenches

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A look at Studio Gang’s design features vibrant indoor/outdoor environment

During a public lecture at CCA on March 26, Jeanne Gang shared some early renderings of the project.
The ground-level entrance to the expanded Double Ground campus is near student housing at Founders Hall on Hooper Street.

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Meet industrial design student Emilie Cevallos Paredes

Learn how Emilie Cevallos Paredes draws inspiration from her heritage, turns her hobbies into a career, and dispels preconceived beliefs about art school.

Headshot of CCA industrial design student Emilie Cevallos Paredes.

Media coverage / Oct. 1, 2018

Professor Craig Scott is inducted into Interior Design hall of fame

The hall of fame recognized Craig Scott for his award-winning practice and work in education.
Pinterest Headquarters, San Francisco

Media coverage / June 14, 2019

Professor of Architecture Craig Scott wins a 2019 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award

Craig Scott, CCA professor and co-founder of IwamotoScott, an architecture and design firm based in San Francisco, wins a Cooper Hewitt award for interior design.
CCA architecture professor Craig Scott's firm Iwamoto/Scott won a National Design Award for Interior Design.

Media coverage / Aug. 23, 2019

Craig Campbell, MFA Comics alum, joins Columbus College of Art & Design faculty

Craig Campbell (MFA Comics 2018), a regular Hyperallergic contributor, is named Assistant Professor of Comics and Narrative Practice at Columbus College of Art & Design.
Portrait of Craig Campbell.

Media coverage / Feb. 14, 2020

Alumni help design Nike's futuristic footwear collection with the lowest carbon footprint

Nike's Space Hippie footwear collection is constructed from the company's own scrap material.
Image of  Nike's Space Hippie footwear

Media coverage / Sept. 30, 2020

CCA students honored in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards

CCA students Parker Crumley and Sarah Jane Walcutt’s project, “Wearable Labeling Technology for the 21st Century,” was awarded an honorable mention in the Innovation by Design Awards, recognizing the best student-designed projects of 2020.
“Wearable Labeling Technology for the 21st Century” by Parker Crumley and Sarah Jane Walcutt

Media coverage / July 14, 2021

Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger asks recent grads "How did you get into tech?"

In AIGA's Eye on Design, Rachel Berger speaks with recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at CCA, RISD, and other schools to find out how they got their start and share advice for those seeking a similar path.

AIGA's Eye on Design logo

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Should I get an MFA in Design?

Second-year MFA in Design candidate Winston Struye answers prospective students’ most urgent question.

Should I get an MFA in Design?

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