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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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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 ...

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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.

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Tim Brown and Barry Katz on design thinking today

IDEO CEO Tim Brown and CCA professor Barry Katz discuss design in a new era of disruption.

IDEO CEO Barry Katz and Tim Brown, CCA professor of design and IDEO fellow

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Mastering filmmaking

CCA's Cinema Visionaries Lecture Series is a popular public-programs lineup of screenings and engaging Q&A sessions with today's most luminary filmmakers.

Filmmaker Alex Gibney (left) and film Co-chair Rob Epstein at CCA's Cinema Visionaries Lecture Series

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3 things that separate the best art college applications from the rest

What can you do to make sure your application won’t be overlooked? Here are a few tips from admissions officers at some of the best art colleges in the U.S.

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Alumna Ashely Eva Brock champions sustainable fashion

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Meet CCA MAAD HTX graduate Joseph Becker

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Alum Matthew Jervis believes everyone can be a designer

Matthew Jervis (Graphic Design 2004) believes we can all be designers. Design is fundamental to how humans survive and relate to the world, he says.

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Can graphic design be political?

Postcards to the President, a project that encouraged attendees to write messages to POTUS, Vice President Pence, state reps, and local leaders.

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How much do animators make?

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?

Student drafting animation ideas

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This could be you: 3 CCA alumni who made it big (and made a difference)

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

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Meet Curatorial Practice curator-in-residence Maria Lind

Globally recognized curator Maria Lind helps CCA curatorial graduate students think more broadly about the field of curating.

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An interview with Wayne Thiebaud and Michael Krasny

Beloved painter and educator Wayne Thiebaud discusses his life’s work and his place in art history.

Wayne Thiebaud smiling at CCA Gala 2019

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3 reasons art school won’t turn you into a starving artist

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, ...

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2 questions to ask about an art college’s faculty

One of the most important factors to consider when evaluating an art college is the quality of their faculty. After all, they are the ones who you’ll be learning from, ...

Interior Design faculty member Bryan Sloan examining Interior Design students pin up.

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Investigating big data with intel

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.

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Architecture schools are designing material innovation

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 ...

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