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California College of Arts(CCA) draws talented applicants from all around the country who would like to join one of the finest art and architecture colleges in the United States. They train creative , imaginative students with innovative approaches to advance community and society, to become scalable creators.


A distinctive approach to learning by doing. Their private non-profit college, led by President Stephen Beal, offers a rich curriculum of 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs, and is known for its interdisciplinary curriculum, wide range of programs, and commitment to social responsibility. Spread across two distinct Bay Area campuses, students experience immersive, interdisciplinary exposure that emphasizes theory and practice, helping them gain the creative confidence and entrepreneurial skills necessary for contemporary creative practice.


Particularly searched after alumni include firms like Pixar / Disney, Apple, Intel, Facebook, Gensler, Twitter, IDEO, Autodesk, Mattel and Nike. Many alumni have started their own successful business and alumni work is featured in major collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MoMA New York, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, SFMOMA, The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Congress Library, and Tate Modern in London. Created by Frederick Meyer in 1907, CCA is now growing its San Francisco campus to include additional student accommodation and a modern structure by award-winning Studio Gang design company.


Stephen Beal was elected president of the California College of the Arts in May 2008, having worked at the college as a provost since 1997. As chancellor, he supports the intellectual mission of CCA of educating students as imaginative individuals who carry practical problem-solving capabilities, an entrepreneurial nature and a passion to address problems within their societies.


California College of the Arts educates students through the experience and strategic research of sculpture, architecture, fashion, and literature, to influence community and society. Benefiting from its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, the college prepares students for creative lifelong work by cultivating innovation, community engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

As an educational and cultural organization CCA specializes in promoting students’ and faculty's creative and intellectual excellence. A core focus of the CCA's five-year strategic strategy is "cultivating diversity" through a range of programs to meet the following three targets.


As an art and design college CCA has an ethical responsibility to shape an environmentally responsible culture. The students are the ones who are going to build the artifacts, worlds and potential interactions. CCA are aggressively engaged in architecture, building, operations and education for sustainability.


CCA must extend and enhance the sustainability curriculum to cover all college programs in order to catalyze the learning possibilities found in their new San Francisco site, and the site itself can function as a center for sustainable practice where designers will explore and evolve. Training should take place anywhere, and be noticeable to all.

This amazing educational institution is conveniently located near some of Danville’s other top schools. Make sure to check them out on your next visit: 


  • University of California, Berkeley

  • Diablo Valley College

  • Saint Mary's College of California

  • Stanford University

  • California State University East Bay Concord Campus

  • Mills College

  • Las Positas College

  • University of San Francisco


After visiting these lovely schools make sure to stop by and say “Hello” to us at our downtown Danville location, DPG Pavers Danville Location on 4115 Blackhawk Plaza Circle!

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