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The benefits of a low-residency structure

Students in CCA’s MFA in Comics program reflect on how they accomplish goals and stay connected as part of a remote cohort.

Close-up view of MFA Comics program brochure


Graduate alumni help launch Black X Film Festival

Black X Film Festival is a three-day online showcase of films by Black creators, started by a collective of Black artists and allies, including several CCA MFA alumni.

A collage of photos of CCA graduate alumni who co-founded Black X Film Festival


Finding opportunities with remote summer internships

Undergraduate and graduate students discuss their advice for pursuing professional opportunities during the pandemic.

Screenshot from a zoom meeting


Getting out the vote with CCA’s creative activists

The Creative Citizens in Action initiative ([email protected]) is helping CCA get out to vote and engage in creative activism during one of the most challenging election seasons in recent history.

Vote artwork by Michael Wertz


Fall semester public lectures and events go global

For the first time, CCA’s fall lectures are entirely online, bringing a diverse lineup of industry experts from around the world to audiences everywhere.



BArch alumni on their award-winning sustainable design

Architectural Ecologies Lab students let local craft and culture lead as they create solutions for climate change in the Maldives.

Architectural drawing of a sustainably designed island in the Maldives


City of Oakland plans to purchase Clifton Hall to house Oakland families and seniors

In late August, the City of Oakland announced its plan to purchase CCA’s former residence hall, Clifton Hall, to provide sustainable and transit-friendly deeply affordable housing for Oakland families and seniors.

Clifton Hall student housing - Front


Alum spotlight: Interdisciplinary artist Esther Elia

Recent graduate Esther Elia (BFA Illustration 2019) discusses inspiration, interdisciplinarity, and her favorite spots around San Francisco.

A painting of figures with text, “I’m trying to find myself in your faces.”


First Year Core faculty find opportunity in online instruction

Professors reflect on how they adapted their pedagogy and collaborated with other artists during shelter in place.

Interior of a gallery in a Virtual Reality exhibition


Tina Takemoto discusses In Plain Sight

CCA’s dean of Humanities and Sciences discusses advocating for immigrant justice and how immigrant stories influence their work.

Skytyped message of the words Not Forgotten over Terminal Island in San Diego


CCA provides more than $700,000 in emergency funding to students financially impacted by COVID–19

CCA’s donor-supported Student Emergency Fund has raised over $30,000 to date, and federal CARES Act funding provides nearly $700,000 in emergency relief grants to students.

Detail view of painter's palette


CCA welcomes new MDes Chair Josh Silverman

Josh Silverman brings decades of professional design strategy expertise to the graduate Interaction Design program.

Josh Silverman at January’s In/Visible Talks design conference in San Francisco. Photo by Kait Miller.


Fall 2020 at CCA: Adapting coursework, lectures, and collegewide events for a remote semester

We’re dedicated to bringing the campus experience to our students, no matter where you’re learning from. So we’re getting creative.



Alum spotlight: Sajida Silva

Get to know the work of Fashion Design alum Sajida Silva and their thoughts on sustainable fashion.

Multi-colored knit merino wool and silk organza sweater from Sajida Silva’s A Través el Río Mopan collection


CCA’s coolest tools

Survey some of our favorite tools, from cutting-edge machinery to old-school apparatuses, that bring interdisciplinary projects to life.

Various woodshop tools, like clamps and hammers, organized on white pegboard.


Prepare for the fall 2020 remote semester with one-on-one virtual registration appointments

Virtual registration appointments (August 10–15, 2020, 3–8 pm PT) bring together offices from across CCA’s campus for personalized, face-to-face student meetings to get all of your fall questions answered.



Alum spotlight: Scarlett Zhang

Interior Design alum Scarlett Zhang shares her thoughts on studying in San Francisco and how she stays creative.

Exhale Sanctuary by Scarlett Zhang


Five reasons to look forward to an online fall

Turns out there are a few silver linings of a fully remote fall semester—especially for first-year CCA students.

A colorful illustration of a desk facing a window


West Coast, best coast

Live, learn, and make in the ever-inspiring San Francisco Bay Area. In this photo essay, take in some of our favorite spots.

Bernal Heights hill overlooks the San Francisco skyline.


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