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Michael Wertz and Thomas Wojak: Boldly merging words and images

The Illustrated Poster class is part of a number of interdisciplinary courses at CCA. Taught jointly by Michael Wertz (Illustration) and Thomas Wojak (chair, Printmaking).

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Aaron De La Cruz: In the Moment

Aaron De La Cruz’s work walks the line between organization and chaos.

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Meet CCA MAAD HTX graduate Sitou Akolly

Sitou Akolly shares why he came to CCA and his interest in pre-colonial architecture of Togo

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Sean Canty and Ryan Golenberg: Collaborating on the Grid

Ryan Golenberg (BArch 2009) and Sean Canty (BArch 2010) have had a collaborative relationship since their time as peers at CCA, then continuing on to the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s MArch program.

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Student spotlight: Photography’s Jendayi Ingram

CCA Photography student Jendayi Ingram discusses her artistic influences and offers scholarship advice to first-time freshmen.

Black-and-white photographic portrait of CCA student Jendayi Ingram.

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How a CCA Pre-College student found his calling

Alum Matthew Lew’s Pre-College experience launched him toward a successful graphic design career.

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Favorite reads for National Author’s Day 2019

We asked CCA’s Nelson Chan, Jennine Scarboro, and Leslie Roberts to talk about some of their top books to read.

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Learning through question and critique: Interview with Allison Smith

CCA’s dean of Fine Arts discusses the value of an arts education in today’s product-driven and politically tense world.

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Students research at Autodesk Technology Centers in tranSTUDIO

During an Interior Design course lab called tranSTUDIO, students explore new frontiers in advanced manufacturing and design at Autodesk.

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Public Sediment project awarded $31.4 million

Public Sediment for Alameda Creek, a project by CCA’s Architectural Ecologies research lab, has been awarded $31.4 million in California state funding.

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Four common art portfolio mistakes

Avoid these easy-to-make errors as you put together your admissions application art portfolio.

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Student spotlight: Interior Design’s Moon Lou

CCA Interior Design student Moon Lou enters her senior year with a prestigious award and advice for new students.

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The Unseen

For her senior thesis exhibition at CCA, Arleene Correa Valencia worked on a series of paintings of the “unseen,” the agricultural workers who supply the country’s food, yet are made invisible by and to the society around them.

Arleene Correa Valencia, Artist and CCA Graduate in Individualized Studies 2018

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CCA assistant professor on team awarded NSF grant

Negar Kalantar explores how relief cutting, or kerfing, can improve building materials’ adaptability to environmental threats.

Photo of Interior Design assistant professor Negar Kalantar and student in the Rapid Prototyping Studio.

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Seven things to look for during your art school visits

Feeling the “vibe” of an art school, imagining yourself living, studying, and working there, is a crucial part of the campus visit. But there are a few more tangible things you should keep your eye out for, as well.

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Life before and after CCA, with Individualized Studies alum Galen Boone

Galen Boone shares how the Individualized Studies curriculum formed her practice, which CCA faculty had the biggest impact, and what life has been like after graduation.

Galen Boone, THIRDSEX | The Mother. Parure portrait. 2018.

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Changing the way fashion designers think

CCA Fashion Design faculty, students, activists, and influencers leverage every skill they have to bring change to the injustice at the root of fashion production.

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2019 IMPACT Award winners challenge climate change

Buoyant Ecologies and Rubber Impact Awareness & Action Project win grants from Center for Impact.

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President Stephen Beal’s biography

As CCA’s ninth president, Stephen Beal champions learning through making to prepare students as creative citizens.

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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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