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Push culture forward

After breaking up with his high school rock band, Shawn HibmaCronan says, he “found CCA and realized all I wanted to do was learn how to make things.”

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Attend an Admitted Student Celebration near you

You’ve received the acceptance letter you’ve been waiting for. Now it’s time to celebrate the achievement of all your hard work! Learn all about what comes next at an event ...

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From scholarship recipient to community creative

Emeric Kennard was an active student before graduating from CCA in spring 2017. Studying Illustration and Writing was possible for this Oregon native thanks to CCA scholarships that helped offset ...

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Five of the best (and highest-paying) art majors

For prospective art students looking for an innovative field that can lead to gainful employment, we've compiled a list of five excellent majors to consider.

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Intellectual cross-training in liberal arts: Interview with Dean Tina Takemoto

CCA’s dean of Humanities and Sciences discusses the practice of lifelong, interdisciplinary learning.

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SFMOMA Visual Identity Has CCA Roots: Some Faces Behind the Rebrand

Learn about how graduate design alumna Jennifer Sonderby led a stellar team of designers—including several CCA alumni—in the visual rebranding of SFMOMA.

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Graphic Design student Mark Buenafe wins the prestigious Bill Moggridge Award

Senior graphic designer wins $10,000 for “The Naturalization Process,” a project that explores the journey toward U.S. citizenship through interdependent print pieces.

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Craft and content shine at the 2018 BFA Design thesis show

CCA’s Illustration, Industrial Design, and Graphic Design students address wide-ranging themes in culminating exhibition.

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China research trip offers novel opportunities for DMBA students

The DMBA launches a new curricular area that bridges the gap between research and development and overseas production.

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Changing careers to become an interaction designer

When Karen Chan decided to enter the MDes in IxD program at CCA in 2016, she was working as a public health consultant at the intersection of healthcare, policy, and technology. Now—just 2 short years later—she helps people build better relationships with

Karen Chan, MDes in Interaction Design alum

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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)

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10 skills every interaction designer should have

If you are considering entering the world of Interaction Design (IxD), there are some skills you’ll want to hone before applying to any graduate-level program—but they may not be the ones you think.

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Two years or three years for a masters in Design? Here’s the difference.

We get a lot of questions from students researching graphic design graduate programs that want to know what the difference between a 2-year and 3-year MFA program is, so we’re taking an in-depth look at both options to help you decide which is the right o

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Traditional MBA vs Design Strategy MBA: Which is better?

The results of design strategy's people-centered approach are increasingly visible all around us— products that are effortless to use, services that enhance the sense of meaning in our lives, and immersive environments that heighten our sense of what’s po

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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.

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Design Strategy: Alumni Q+A with Alida Draudt, Futurist at Capital One

When Alida Draudt entered CCA’s MBA in Design Strategy program, she already had a background in design and innovation consulting. What she wanted was a brighter future—little did she know, her future would involve predicting the future.

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MFA in Design: Alumni Q+A with Beth Abrahamson, senior designer at Emotive Brand

Since graduating with an MFA in Design in 2015, Beth Abrahamson has put in time as a freelance designer for some of the biggest brands in the game (Airbnb, Elephant, Apple).

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How to prototype a career change, design strategy-style

The best thing anyone can do when considering a career change is to follow the design process and prototype their prospective futures before diving in, writes alumnus Justin Lokitz (MBA ...

Justin Lokitz, MBA in Design Strategy, 2014

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CCA alums at the heart of public art in NYC

CCA alumni are bringing public art to the streets and parks of NYC.

CCA alums at the heart of public art in NYC

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CCA 2018 Schedule: Make an admissions advising appointment now

Find out when a CCA admissions counselor is near you.

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