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Fall 2017 issue of Glance released

Posted November 29, 2017, 12:00 AM

Updated November 7, 2019, 11:55 AM

We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest issue of Glance, the college’s bi-annual magazine showcasing the latest news about the CCA community!

This issue celebrates our 110th anniversary and focuses on the exciting work being done around unifying our two campuses. Read Stephen Beal's forward below, and the full issue online.

Visit the new section of our website dedicated to sharing the vision around the new campus here and keep informed about process and progress updates in the Portal. All questions related to campus planning can be sent to

Forward by Stephen Beal:

This year marks our 110th anniversary educating the next generation of leading artists, architects, designers, writers, and scholars. From our founding in 1907, CCA has specialized in educating practitioners rooted in theory and practice. These makers are the foundation of our past, but they are also the pioneers of our future. They imagine new environments, objects, and experiences to improve our world, inspire activism, and create communities through culture.

As we look back on our invaluable legacy, we must also look forward to opportunities for innovation. We are living in a time of rapid change and unpredictability. The challenges facing society are many--environmental, social, political, and economic. The ingenuity of creative young people, the kind of people who fill CCA studios, shops, and classrooms every day, has never been more important and relevant to solving these challenges.

These students inspire us to continually improve and strengthen teaching and learning at CCA. That is why we've been working to unify our two campuses in San Francisco, where we'll have enriched learning resources for everyone and, for the first time, be able to offer on-campus student housing. This is a game-changer for CCA, as we will have close to 1,000 students living and working within a two-block radius of campus.

This edition of Glance focuses on CCA's campus planning. We are excited by our work to date with Studio Gang, the award-winning architecture firm selected to design the new expanded San Francisco campus. Together, we are envisioning a new kind of college experience, built and operated as a model of sustainable practice--where facilities and landscapes create a living, learning, laboratory for makers across disciplines to come together in new, unexpected, and fruitful ways.

CCA has been a leader in arts education for 110 years. Yet never has our mission been more critical to ensuring a sustainable future, in all forms. With the support of our community, may we endure and flourish for the century to come.


Stephen Beal