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First Year Studios (San Francisco)

Home Base for First Year Students in San Francisco

By Reservation Only

Please contact with any concerns.

Hooper II
Graduate Building
SF Campus

Summer 2021: On-Campus Studio Access

CCA continues to provide access to on-campus studios and shops as permitted to do so by the San Francisco and Alameda Departments of Public Health. Please refer to the CCA Portal page Hybrid Studio Resources for more information, including the reservation process.

Recent Alumni and Faculty may request studio access through this CCA Alumni + Faculty Studio Access Form


About the First Year Studios (San Francisco)

First Year Studios contains four classrooms Drawing, 2D, 3D, and a reservable shared Flex space for critiques and other activities. All classrooms contain heavy-duty work tables and lockers for faculty teaching supplies. The 3D Classroom has large-scale shelving for class project storage and hand tools for wood, cardboard, and general making. Additionally, students have access to a photo set up during staffed hours to help them professionally document their work. First-Year students in San Francisco can access powered and stationary machinery through the Model Shop, Tool Center, Plaster Room, and Sanding Room.

First Year Studios in Oakland can be found here: First Year Studios (Oakland)

Specializing in These Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Charcoal
  • Ink
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Wire
  • Wood