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Study at California College of The Arts

California College of the Arts, popularly referred to as CCA, was established in 1907 by Frederick Meyer. Originally called the School of the California Guild of Arts and Crafts, the institute was renamed the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1936. It finally came to be known by its present name in 2003. The college has two campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, California. California College of the Arts offers bachelor's and master's degrees in subjects including architecture, fine arts, photography, and business administration.

The students of California College of the Arts take part in several clubs and organizations such as the Alliance for Multiculturalism in Architecture, Asian Student Association, and Community for Environmental Art and Design. The college offers financial assistance in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships to the eligible students.

Profile of California College of The Arts

California College of The Arts is in a large city, in Oakland, California. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at California College of The Arts earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at California College of The Arts include design, photography and commercial art, fine arts, and architecture and planning.

California College of The Arts Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as the school offers open admission. California College of The Arts attracts a fair number of students from out of state.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

California College of The Arts, in 2007, had 1, 613 students (1, 524 full-time equivalent).

The school reports its educational mission is:

"California College of the Arts educates students to shape culture through the practice and critical study of the arts. The college prepares its students for lifelong creative work and service to their communities through a curriculum in art, architecture, design and writing. "

California College of The Arts Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Design102graphic design, illustration, fashion design, interior design, industrial design, design and visual communication
Fine Arts75painting, art history and criticism, sculpture, metal and jewelry, ceramics, textile arts, fine arts studies
Photography and Commercial Art53photography, printmaking, cinematography
Liberal Arts52creative writing, interdisciplinary studies
Architecture and Planning29architecture
Production Trades5furniture design

Contact: California College of The Arts

California College of The Arts

5212 Broadway

Oakland, California 94618-1487

General Phone: (510) 594-3600


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