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CCA Pre-College students recall their dreamy summer in photos

Young creative thinkers and makers take a sneak peak at art school life, build their portfolios, and earn college credits.

A grainy photo of four teen students smiling under their masks, while one takes a photo, on a city bus.


CCA Ceramics puts a new spin on tradition

Students, faculty, alums, and staff got a feel for the new Ceramics studio at the 32nd annual Blind Throwing Contest.

A person sits at a ceramics wheel, molding clay while blindfolded.


A new student club fosters connection among first-gen college students

In CCA’s second year celebrating the national First-Generation College Celebration, a new student organization reminds students they are one among many.

A photo of a sign which reads “First Gen CCA 1” surrounded by confetti and teal balloons.


CCA course sponsored by Google focuses on the future

Discover how students from across CCA’s Design programs speculated on the future in the industry-sponsored course Studio Forward.

A photo of a group of students forming a semi-circle with two students holding onto each other with one hand.


CCA alumni captivate a local city with new public art and a bold message

Alumni Joey Rose and Alexandra Underwood bring the international Sea Walls mural festival to Emeryville, promoting environmental conservation through art.

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s mural adorns a wall on Emery High School.


Student Spotlight: How Ingrid Henderson’s thesis project stole the show

Graduate student Ingrid Henderson talks about how her thesis project went viral on TikTok, reached performer Billie Eilish, and how it all happened.

A portrait of the graduate student artist Ingrid Henderson smiling in the MFA Graduate Studios.


Back-to-school spirit on a unified campus

CCA students returning to campus for the fall 2022 semester were met with a dynamic mix of welcome-back events, programs, and get-togethers.

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Three reasons why San Francisco is the best city for art students

Why go to art school in San Francisco? Location matters. In San Francisco, art and industry are everywhere, and opportunities abound.

View of downtown San Francisco from Delores Park.


The European dispatch: Summer Study Abroad offers students a taste of European design and art

In four exciting Summer Study Abroad courses, CCA students explored cities across Europe to gain a deep sense of history and connect with a global community of artists and designers.

The well-preserved Roman aqueduct in Segovia was built in the first century AD to transport water from 11 miles outside the city.


Graduate students in Interaction Design apply a systems lens to approach complex problems

In the Social Lab course, MDes Interaction Design students work with community partners and bring systems thinking to complex problems to create real change.

Black-and-white photo with overlaid graphics that say “Institute for the Future” as well as close-up shots of a human eye.


CCA’s Visionary Practice Scholarship provides full tuition support for students to realize their creative potential

The scholarship empowers students who bring diverse life experiences and bold ideas with a financial means to realize their creative ambitions by sharing their authentic selves

Three students work with art materials around a workbench.


Oakland campus legacy events celebrate CCA history

With official instruction at CCA’s Oakland campus ending in the spring of 2022, we honored the campus with events, exhibitions, and celebration.

A photo of a hand-drawn sign on a red carton that says, “Draw something for the Oakland campus!”


Creative Citizenship at CCA

Explore creative activism across the college.

A hand holds up newsprint that says “VOTE” to a window on CCA’s campus.


A CCA alum helps picture a new ending for survivors

Artist and CCA alum Carmen Winant’s work illuminates the invisible experiences of women, as well as feminist strategies for survival, revolt, and self-determination in a new exhibition at The Print Center in Philadelphia.

A photo of a serene gallery with newspaper clippings filling the walls and a table with plants in the center.


What does making look like now?

Discover how CCA students and faculty embraced the return to campus and got back to doing what they do best—building, making, and transforming—together.

A student gazes through a close-up view of an oval-shaped architectural model.


Four CCA Illustration students shine in national illustration competition

Undergraduate students in the CCA Illustration program reflect on their work and what it means to be recognized nationally by the Society of Illustrators.

An illustration of a small flock of sheep sitting in a boat with a woman at the bow smiling and rowing.


Using the MFA Degree as a Tool for Social Engagement and Social Justice

With an MFA degree in fine arts, you can change culture by developing a socially engaged art practice.

Two participants seated on pillows talk inside a tent made out of a shiny metallic fabric.


Sewing Connections: An alumnae women’s design collective and women from DMBA stitch together a night of fun.

The Women in Leadership team from DMBA and the feminist design collective GRL GRP host a special workshop called “Sewing Connections”

A close-up photo of a pair of hands pinching together shiny pink and orange fabrics.


CCA students explore protest using cardboard as their medium

In the First Year Core Studio program, students deepen their understanding of themselves and their craft.

A student wears a headdress resembling a dragon made out of cardboard.


The modern animator: director, storyteller, actor, and artist

Animators bring stories to life on screen. You can bring your unique story to life, and land your dream job, by learning the art and craft of animation.

Sculpted figurines resembling whimsical versions of medieval characters with one holding a dagger upside down.

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