CCA, California college of the arts

Alyssa Vreeland

Location and Admission requirements

This college is located in San Francisco, California. And the requirements for this college are:

Writing and Literature

English 1 3 units

English 2 3 units

Writing and Literature Seminar 3 units

Visual Studies*

Introduction to the Arts: Antiquity to Early Modern 3 units

Introduction to the Modern Arts 3 units

Visual Studies Seminar 3 units

Media History 3 units

Visual Studies Electives* 3 units

Critical Studies

Cultural History 3 units

Foundation in Critical Studies 3 units

Social Science/Philosophy 3 units

Methods of Knowledge Seminar 3 units

Science* 3 units

Mathematics* 3 units

Diversity Studies

Diversity Studies Seminar 3 units

Humanities & Sciences Electives*

You have to have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Application fee and what to submit to apply

A complete CCA application includes five requirements:

  • Application ($60 nonrefundable fee required)
  • Personal essay
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Portfolio

Interesting sites/ attractions nearby

Some interesting things that are near CCA are the beaches, boardwalks, and the Golden gate bridge. There is a lot more as well!

Degrees offered

Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Master of Advanced Architectural Design (MAAD)
Master of Architecture (MArch)
Master of Architecture in Urban Design and Landscape (MAUDL)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Full-Time Students (12-18 units)

$19,992 per term + $1,666 per unit over 18

Part-Time Students (fewer than 12 units)

$1,666 per unit

Financial Aid

CCA awards more than $19 million in college-funded scholarships and over $34 million in combined scholarships, grants, loans, and employment to students. Over 85 percent of our students receive some form of scholarships or other type of financial aid.

Prospective students can receive an estimate of their scholarship and financial aid eligibility

Job placement

In partnership with the college’s academic programs, Career Development prepares students to compete in today’s evolving workplace by making available these additional professional development opportunities:

  • Internship connections
  • Industry presentations
  • Career treks (off campus employer site visits)
  • Professional development workshops
  • Annual Career Expo for jobs and internships
  • Professional practice courses
  • Career development expertise and strong professional connections
  • Community and industry partnerships

Career Development strives to be your partner in co-creating your career success. We provide a supportive environment in which to test ideas, seek real world guidance, connect to professionals in your field, and dream big.


To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
-Henry David Thoreau

Rating and comments about CCA

Has 4 and a half stars and overall people verified that it is a very good school but some teachers aren't the best.
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