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California College of Arts (CCA) is an art, design , architecture and writing school with two California campuses, one in San Francisco and one in Oakland. Founded in 1907, it has enrolled approximately 1,500 undergraduates and 500 graduate students.

CCA attracts promising students from around the world who want to attend one of the best art and design schools in the United States. They  train talented, visionary students to become versatile creators of inventive solutions to advance culture and society.

Guided by President Stephen Beal, their private non-profit college offers a rich curriculum of 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs and is renowned for its curricular interdisciplinarity, breadth of programs and commitment to social responsibility. Spread across two separate Bay Area campuses, students experience immersive, interdisciplinary exposure that emphasizes theory and practice, helping them gain the creative confidence and entrepreneurial skills needed for contemporary creative practice.

Graduates are highly sought-after companies such as Pixar / Disney, Apple, Intel, Facebook, Gensler, Google, IDEO, Autodesk, Mattel, and Nike. Many alumni have started their own successful business and alumni work is featured in major collections such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MoMA New York, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, SFMOMA, The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., The Library of Congress, and Tate Modern in London.

Founded in 1907 by Frederick Meyer, CCA is expanding its San Francisco campus with new student housing and a new building by the award-winning architecture firm Studio Gang.

Alumni Robert Arneson and Peter Voulkos and faculty member Viola Frey helped to establish the medium of ceramics as fine art and were closely linked to the emergence of the 1960s ceramics movement. The photorealistic movement of the 1970s is represented by current faculty member Jack Mendenhall and alumni Robert Bechtle and Richard McLean. Alumni Nathan Oliveira and Manuel Neri were leaders of the Bay Area Figurative Movement. Marvin Lipofsky founded the CCA Glass Program in 1967 and was an important member of the Studio Glass movement.

As a college of art and design, CCA has an ethical responsibility to shape a culture that is environmentally responsible. Our students are the people who will create the objects, environments and experiences of the future. We are actively working towards sustainability in the field of design , construction , operations and curriculum.

In order to catalyze the learning opportunities inherent in our new San Francisco campus, CCA will expand and enrich its sustainability curriculum to include all academic programs, and the campus itself will serve as a laboratory for sustainable practice, where makers can experiment and innovate. Learning is going to happen everywhere and be visible to everyone.

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This amazing university near Concord, California is located near some other must-see places of higher-education:

  • California State University, East Bay Hayward, CA
  • Diablo Valley College 
  • Contra Costa College San Pablo, CA
  • Saint Mary’s College of California 
  • Holy Names University Oakland 
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Laney College Oakland
  • Los Medanos College
  • Lincoln University

All of these wonderful landmarks are located just a short distance from our location at 1091 Shary Circle in Concord, California! Stop by for a visit anytime!