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BUILD A CREATIVE LIFE CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS


PREPARE TO LE AD THE WAY Beyond developing creative skills, CCA produces future leaders. CCA is ranked the top art and design school by salary potential in the United States, and in the top 10 West Coast schools for alumni with the highest-paying jobs. According to Payscale, a global online compensation data company.

With a degree from CCA, you won’t just be prepared for a job; you’ll be prepared to lead. Our graduates enter the workforce with strong, marketable skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a DIY mentality. From Pixar animators to Apple creative directors, our alumni are leading the companies that are changing life as we know it. And out in the community, you’ll find our entrepreneurial alumni opening galleries, creating nonprofits, and teaching the next generation of creative thinkers.


MEET YOUR CAREER COACHES

The Office of Career Development provides ongoing coaching that supports, challenges, mentors, and introduces students to career opportunities: during school, after graduation, and for as long as you need us.

CAREER BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES: THE ANNUAL CAREER FAIR, BRINGING MORE THAN 50 EMPLOYERS TO CCA EVERY YEAR OFFSITE EMPLOYER VISITS • ALUMNI MENTORSHIP • PORTFOLIO REVIEWS • NETWORKING WORKSHOPS SUCH AS: “USING SOCIAL MEDIA AS A WRITER,” “GET IT DONE RÉSUMÉ REVIEW,” “DREAMS, VALUES & MANAGING THE INNER CRITIC,” AND “A NEW APPROACH TO PRACTICING YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH”


CCA is among the top 25 colleges in California that rank highest for return on investment.

INVEST IN LIFELONG SUCCESS

As determined by Affordable Colleges Online, out of 787 colleges and universities

After graduation, it’s time to put your tuition investment to work for you. CCA graduates take their foundation of skills, knowledge, preparation, and relationships, and turn it all into careers that are viable and successful.

CCA ALUMNI AIM HIGH

based on a recent survey:

78 %

OF OUR ALUM NI WORK IN FIELDS REL AT ED TO ART, ARCHIT ECT URE , DESIGN, OR W R IT ING

25% OF CC A ALUM NI OWN T HEIR OWN BUSINESSES

75%

BEL IEV E T HEY GR ADUAT ED FROM CC A W ELL PREPARED FOR T HEIR C AREER S

This 2011 SNAAP survey was based on 1100 responses from CCA alumni SNAAP is the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (a project of the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research in collaboration with the Vanderbilt University Curb Center)


KICKSTART YOUR CREATIVE CAREER Part symposium, part workshop, and part networking event, our career-focused sessions cover everything from skills identification to personal brand development.

SESSION TITLES INCLUDE:

As a top-ranking art and design school, it’s our job to nurture your passion for the creative life and prepare you to make art that matters in the world. One way we do this is through career-oriented programming specific to artists and designers.

THE ART OF SELF-EMPLOYMENT LIVING THE HYBRID LIFE THE ARTIST AS BRAND THE UNCONVENTIONAL PATH IDENTIFYING & DEVELOPING TRANSFERABLE SKILLS


PUT YOUR CREATIVITY TO WORK

Our renowned partners prepare you for life after college. CCA has ongoing relationships with many companies and organizations that offer internship opportunities, sponsor studios, hire alumni, and participate in college-sponsored events.

PA R T N E R O R G A N I Z AT I O N S A N D F I R M S : AR C H I T E C T U R E F O R H U M A N I T Y • C M G L A N D S C AP E D E S I G N • G E N S LE R • H O K • S K I D M O R E , OW I N G S & M E R R I LL AD O B E • AP P LE • A S T R O S T U D I O S • AU T O D E S K • C A M E LB AK • C H R O N I C LE B O O K S • D E S I G N W I T H I N R E AC H E &J G ALL O W I N E R Y • FAC E B O O K • F R O G D E S I G N • F U S E P R O J E C T • G O O G LE • G YM B O R E E • H O T S T U D I O I D E O • I N T E L C O R P O R AT I O N • L A N D O R • M AT T E L • M I C R O S O F T • P O T T E R Y B AR N

• SEPHOR A • TWITTER

AB E R C R O M B I E & F I T C H • A N T H R O P O L O G I E • AT H LE TA • B C B G M A X A Z R I A • N I K E • C OAC H • G AP I N C . • LE V I ’ S N I C O LE M I LLE R • R E E B O K • T H O M B R OWN E • T H E N O R T H FAC E • T I M B U K 2 • T H E A S I A N AR T M U S E U M • D I S N E Y B E R K E LE Y R E P E R T O R Y T H E AT E R • C AT H E R I N E C L AR K G ALLE R Y • D R E A MWO R K S • H E AD L A N D S C E N T E R F O R T H E AR T S I N T E R S E C T I O N F O R T H E AR T S • T H E M U S E U M O F C R AF T A N D D E S I G N • T H E OAK L A N D M U S E U M O F C AL I F O R N I A T H E D E YO U N G M U S E U M • S F AR T S C O U N C I L • S O U T H E R N E X P O S U R E • Y E R B A B U E NA C E N T E R F O R T H E AR T S YAH O O ! • S FM O M A • S F C A M E R AWO R K • DW E LL M AG A Z I N E • KQ E D • S C H O L A S T I C • U C P R E S S • T H E C R U C I B LE


CONNECT WITH CREATIVE VISIONARIES Career preparation begins on day one at CCA. Our teachers, faculty, visiting artists, and industry partners guide students with ongoing work critiques and mentoring as they learn to perfect their craft.

Our faculty, most of whom are working artists and practicing professionals, serve as your mentors, both while you’re a student and long after you graduate. And, with an average class size of 13–15 students, you get to know them well. Through critiques and portfolio reviews, you’ll get feedback about your work as you design your future.

YOU ’ LL HAV E OP P OR T UN I T I E S T O E NG AGE I N: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE COURSEWORK • WORK WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES • OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS INTERACTIONS WITH WORLD-RENOWNED ARTISTS, FILMMAKERS, DESIGNERS, WRITERS, AND MORE


Find your path to success as you become a part of our creative community at CCA. Read our alumni stories to learn how career journeys begin here.

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Questions? Contact Kate Dey, Senior Director for Career Development 415.703.9575 | kdey@cca.edu


Build a Creative Life