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CCA grad’s algae filter face mask idea named 2020 Biodesign Challenge runner-up

Faced with limited availability of affordable face masks in Ecuador during the COVID–19 pandemic, Camila Wandemberg (BFA Individualized Studies 2020) devised an innovative, sustainable solution.

Camila Wandemberg


CCA’s fall 2020 semester: Maximum Impact, Minimum Contact

As the college moves toward a hybrid fall 2020 semester, we’re sharing details about our plans to keep students, faculty, and staff safe while living, learning, teaching, and working together on campus.

Back Lot of CCA on SF campus.


Alum Spotlight: Textile Artist Kira Dominguez Hultgren

Textile artist and dual-degree master’s program alum Kira Dominguez Hultgren shares her research interests and how she’s growing into her practice post-CCA.

A close-up view of Kira Dominguez Hultgren’s Arose.


Artistic encounters through the Wattis Library

The Wattis staff share some of their favorite videos, essays, and performances available through the free digital library.

The Wattis Library


Upholding racial justice and equity

These statements were sent to members of the CCA community in emails from President Stephen Beal and Provost Tammy Rae Carland.

Image of view of front of main CCA building on San Francisco campus.


A stitch in time

Deborah Stein’s Diachronic course discovers a common thread over three generations.

Camila Wandemberg's embroidery


On this land, a cultural site

Archaeological testing on CCA’s Backlot made the exciting discovery of organic materials that signify human activity, including tool making, from almost 7,500 years ago.

A group of students and a professor sit in a circle on the San Francisco campus’s Backlot.


CCA’s Illustration program shines in national illustration competition

Fifteen works from 11 CCA students were selected for this year’s Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition Exhibit, on view now.

Swim, Thien-Huong Vu


The Class of 2020 Showcase brings the CCA community home

The Class of 2020 Showcase highlights the work of over 300 graduating students in CCA’s 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs.

Class of 2020 Showcase


2020 undergraduate student address by Carl Edward Mongan

Each year, an outstanding student address is chosen by a committee of CCA leadership. For 2020’s undergraduate class, Carl Edward Mongan (BFA Animation 2020) was selected for the honor.



2020 graduate student address by Santino Gonzales

Each year, an outstanding student address is chosen by a committee of CCA leadership. For 2020’s graduate cohort, Santino Gonzales (MFA Fine Arts 2020) was selected for the honor.

Santino Gonzales at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts


Decolonizing design

CCA’s Decolonial School focuses on how to relate diversity, inclusion, and equity to artistic and design practice.

From the As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes exhibition at CCA.


Furniture program meets the future

Through community work, asking critical questions, and embracing full-circle materiality, CCA’s Furniture program builds values of equity and sustainability into new spaces.

A CCA Furniture student installing her work in a gallery.


CCA community gets innovative to produce PPE

From face shields to face masks, faculty, alumni, and staff are contributing their time and talent to address nationwide shortages of personal protective equipment.

Image of stacks of face shield frames


Where the rubber meets the recycling

The Rubber Impact Project is interested in junk—specifically, the inner tubes of well-tread rubber tires, which they are transforming into sustainable treasure.



Ecopoesis Project captures the sounds of a socially distanced world

To mark Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, How We Hear Now invites participants to record the unique sound of their environments.

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Recommendations: Seven books written by CCA alumni

From gripping memoirs to enduring works of fiction, this list of written works from CCA alumni will help you get through shelter in place.

Graphic displaying images of book covers.


Committed to craft

CCA reaffirms its Arts and Crafts roots on its new campus, with updated, sustainability-focused studios for fine arts programs, such as Ceramics and Glass.

Metal tubes in the hot shop.


Bold moves timeline

Explore the college’s most prominent geographic decisions, which prove CCA has never shied away from change.

Students walk through an exhibition of drawings.


New housing and dining at CCA

New campus housing and dining in San Francisco, opening fall 2020, make CCA a full residential campus for the first time in its history.

A rendering, or illustration, of the new Founders Hall on CCA’s San Francisco campus.