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When Karen Chan decided to enter the MDes in IxD program at CCA in 2016, she was working as a public health consultant at the intersection of healthcare, policy, and technology. Now—just 2 short years later—she helps people build better relationships with
We caught up with this talented CCA alum to ask why she decided to pursue her MFA, what it was like as an international student studying for a masters degree in the U.S., and a whole lot more.
If you are considering entering the world of Interaction Design (IxD), there are some skills you’ll want to hone before applying to any graduate-level program—but they may not be the ones you think.
We get a lot of questions from students researching graphic design graduate programs that want to know what the difference between a 2-year and 3-year MFA program is, so we’re taking an in-depth look at both options to help you decide which is the right o
The results of design strategy's people-centered approach are increasingly visible all around us— products that are effortless to use, services that enhance the sense of meaning in our lives, and immersive environments that heighten our sense of what’s po
Second-year MFA in Design candidate Winston Struye answers prospective students’ most urgent question.
When Alida Draudt entered CCA’s MBA in Design Strategy program, she already had a background in design and innovation consulting. What she wanted was a brighter future—little did she know, her future would involve predicting the future.
Since graduating with an MFA in Design in 2015, Beth Abrahamson has put in time as a freelance designer for some of the biggest brands in the game (Airbnb, Elephant, Apple).
The best thing anyone can do when considering a career change is to follow the design process and prototype their prospective futures before diving in, writes alumnus Justin Lokitz (MBA ...
CCA alumni are bringing public art to the streets and parks of NYC.
Find out when a CCA admissions counselor is near you.
CCA fashion design alumni operate at the leading edge of fashion.
The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) recognize CCA faculty and students for their work with a homeless community in the Mission District.
The benefits of getting a graduate degree in a field you’re interested in can be numerous and diverse - from personal to professional, and of course, financial - but many ...
CCA alumna and visiting lecturer Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik (MFA Fine Arts, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2012) cooks up resistance.
CCA Dean of Design Helen Maria Nugent discusses the intangible skills gained in a design education.
Brothers Hoang and Anh Nguyen started a club for students to help each other and improve their skills.
Creating an art school portfolio is hard work, let alone creating an awesome one that will have your inbox flooded with acceptance letters. These portfolio tips will not only help you choose what work to include, but also give you insights into what admis
Shannon and the Clams bandmates Cody Blanchard and Shannon Shaw first met at California College of the Arts in 4D, a studio class that's part of the undergraduate core curriculum.
Learn how art school prepares you to work at top-tier companies like Pixar.