California College Of The Arts

California College Of The Arts



California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA 94618

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

While providing a well-rounded architectural education, the program engages physically and digitally with old, new, and emerging building materials and systems to explore architecture as a critical and evolving practice. Digital craft, design research, interdisciplinary engagement, alternative models, and global involvement and exchange are emphasized. Designed for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in another field, the program is a three-year first professional master's degree in architecture. It also accommodates students who have begun their architectural studies at the undergraduate level. Advanced standing may be granted to those who have some previous education in the field. Placement is based on a review of the portfolio and undergraduate transcripts.


CCA's Architecture Program was granted a formal six-year term of re-accreditation, effective January 1, 2011. The undergraduate Architecture Program is fully accredited. (The next NAAB accreditation visit is scheduled for 2017.)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Specialized Institution—School of art, music, or design

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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