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Get to know CCA alum Brooke Hopper, Principal Designer, AI/ML at Adobe

Graduating from CCA with an MFA in Design in 2015, Brooke Hopper is now a principal designer, speaker, and champion for artists.

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Creating the materials of tomorrow at the 2023 Biodesign Challenge

Two award-winning CCA projects at the intersection of design, architecture, and biotechnology envision a sustainable future.

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Imagining new worlds through interdisciplinary studio courses

Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio courses illustrate how students from across the college learn to take their practice to a new level.

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Material alchemy at CCA

CCA’s community of makers transforms something as simple as wood in inspiring ways, drawing from their own lives and opening doors to possibility.

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Nurturing our shared sense of belonging

We share regular stories about what belonging means to us. In this spotlight, we remember the Belonging Symposium and a new program for students.

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Mapping the untold stories of pioneering women in interaction design

Chair and Associate Professor of Interaction Design Erin Malone discusses uncovers the stories of trailblazing women in a field that touches everyday life.

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CCA wins San Francisco Design Week award

CCA’s new webpage on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) shares how our community cultivates impact and action.



CCA’s position on the Supreme Court’s pending affirmative action ruling

The Supreme Court's pending decision on affirmative action may impact college admissions. Despite the ruling, CCA remains committed to diversity and inclusion, with no changes to admission policies.

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A comics summer bonanza in San Francisco

Comics fans celebrate the return of the CCA comics festival, the guest speaker series featuring renowned artists, and showcase by the MFA Comics class of 2023.

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Queer history comes to life in one CCA course

Students reimagine games, create shrines, and discover first-person accounts of LGBTQ history in the interdisciplinary course Queer Super Objects.

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See how students re-imagined graduation wear during the 116th Commencement

The class of 2023 celebrated commencement in a style like no other, with their own hand-made fashions, individualized garments, and self-expressive wear.

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A conversation about the CCA campus expansion with Jeanne Gang, founding principal of Studio Gang.

In this Q+A, Jeanne Gang discusses her firm’s design for the innovative centerpiece of the college’s campus expansion, slated for completion in 2024.

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Four CCA students named to prestigious Metropolis Future 100

Two undergraduate and two graduate students were named to the Metropolis Future 100, designed to designate the top architecture and interior design students.

Lizzy Wilson, Library and Food Justice, 2021.


CCA MFA Writing alumni publish six riveting new books for 2023

Find fresh new work from imaginative authors and MFA Writing alumni whose newly published books offer perfect summer reading.

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Studio Forward brings the San Francisco art community together with light and sound

CCA’s Google-sponsored course Studio Forward culminates in an exhibition, presented at YBCA, of student work centered on the big questions of our time.

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CCA announces 2023 Commencement Ceremony speakers

CCA is proud to award an honorary doctorate degree to inspirational artists, designers, and thinkers at its Commencement Ceremony. The college also recognizes distinguished alumni as featured speakers each year.

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Profiles in design: Isaac Buwembo and Balqis Indriyani

From the intellectual work of design thinking to the physical work of active making, two alumni carry their CCA education into the world.

Photo of Balqis Indriyani working over the wood frame of a boat-shaped object.


A day where play meets clay

It’s all fun and games in this crossover between CCA students in the Ceramics and Game Arts programs.



Fourteen CCA faculty win prestigious awards and fellowships

CCA faculty from across the college who are pioneers in their fields have been recognized this spring for their impressive achievements outside the classroom.

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New scholarship in partnership with LoveFrom aims to increase representation in design

The LoveFrom Scholarship supports creative and talented students of diverse backgrounds, providing full tuition, housing, and funds for materials and supplies.


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