California College of Arts & Crafts

5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618, United States | Private University | Established 1906

About us


CCA attracts promising students from around the world who want to attend one of the best art and design schools in the U.S. We educate talented, visionary students to become versatile makers with inventive solutions to advance culture and society.


CCA is a place of ingenuity and originality

Our students create cultural transformation

California College of the Arts educates students to shape culture and society through the practice and critical study of art, architecture, design, and writing. Benefiting from its San Francisco Bay Area location, the college prepares students for lifelong creative work by cultivating innovation, community engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.


As an educational and cultural institution, CCA believes in fostering the artistic and academic excellence of our students and faculty.

  • We cultivate intellectual curiosity and risk-taking, collaboration and innovation, compassion and integrity 
  • As a global citizen and good neighbor, CCA believes in its role as a proponent of social justice and community engagement
  • We promote diversity on our campuses by improving access and opportunities for underrepresented groups, and we see this endeavor as vitally enriching for everyone
  • We value sustainability and believe that as a school of the arts we have a unique ability and an ethical responsibility to shape a culture that is more environmentally responsible
  • We understand the importance of creative economies and the role of artists, designers, architects, and writers in solving social, cultural, environmental, and economic problems


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