December 3, 2012

Graduate Programs: call for applications

California College of the Arts (CCA)
CCA Curatorial Practice students visit Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco. Photo by Yvie Raij.

California College of the Arts is a distinguished leader in the fields of art, architecture, design, and writing education. Our 11 graduate programs, all based on our San Francisco campus, are now accepting applications for the fall 2013 incoming class. The deadline to apply is January 5, 2013.

CCA offers graduate programs in:
Architecture (MArch)
Advanced Architectural Design (MAAD)
Architecture in Urban Design and Landscape (MAUDL)
Comics (MFA)
Curatorial Practice (MA)
Design (MFA)
Design Strategy (MBA)
Film (MFA)
Fine Arts (MFA)
Visual and Critical Studies (MA)
Writing (MFA)

Rooted in contemporary practice, CCA’s graduate programs provide fertile ground for research, experimentation, and exploration. They encourage interdisciplinary study, theoretical rigor, and deep critical thinking. The curriculum emphasizes the study of contemporary practice and theory, coupled with intensive group and individualized critiques. Students in all programs enjoy access to excellent facilities.

CCA is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the world’s most dynamic and progressive metropolitan centers. Our students are able to leverage the area’s culture of creativity, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Many of the programs enhance their curricular offerings by engaging with outside cultural institutions, companies, organizations, and communities. In and out of the classroom, students gain meaningful professional connections that will be of lasting value throughout their careers, as they exert their ever-growing influence on global cultural production.

Making the cost of graduate study manageable is crucial to CCA’s mission. Financial aid is available to qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents. We encourage all applicants to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting January 1, 2013, to be considered for financial aid. CCA’s federal school code is 001127.

Application requirements differ by program. Find them, along with CCA’s online application, at

About California College of the Arts
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) offers 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers BFA, MFA, BArch, MArch, MBA, MAAD, and MAUDL degrees. It has campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, and currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students. CCA students are encouraged to work in an interdisciplinary manner, undertaking projects and collaborations with students in other majors and engaging with outside communities. Noted alumni include the artists Nathan Oliveira, Jules de Balincourt, Robert Arneson, Robert Bechtle, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the Oscar-winning filmmaker Audrey Marrs; the illustrator Tomie de Paola; the conceptual artists Harrell Fletcher, David Ireland, and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas, Michael Vanderbyl, and Gary Hutton. For more information about CCA, visit

California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107-2247

T 415 551 9523


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