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CCA is not a walk in the park.Super BrilliantArt & Design Department
CCA is not a walk in the park. This school has rigourous coursework that will keep you up for hours. I've grown to love the challenge of keeping it together and completing all the work to be done.I love it here. Many people who go to "normal" universities usually say art school!Thats so easy, but it is not,so if you are thinking about coming to CCA, be ready for a challenge and you will find your strength to succeed here.The teachers are also great,they all work in their field ,and provide the business knowledge you need to know for your major.

Their are a lot of exhibition events and lectures at the school as well ,that will help you make contact and network with people and companies that work in the arts.Artwork is always hanging up from critiques, so if a gallery owner or art director is walking around campus, they could see your work and contact you.This has happened for many students.

Last if you are interested in animation, their is a new degree program in this field. It is really new ,so it not listed in most catalogs yet.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2009
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: F
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This was my firstQuite BrightIndustrial Design
This was my first year here and everybody has been really friendly. Everything is real accessible and friends are easy to make. The shuttles between campuses seem to be the only problem I've come across as there aren't enough runs per day.
1st Year Female -- Class 2010
Education Quality: A+, Extracurricular Activities: C
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CCA is in the process of a greatSuper BrilliantFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
CCA is in the process of a great transformation, its a school that is growing and that increasingly offering more to its students, and faculty. But with growth comes pains...the administation is slow in addapting to the increasing needs of a diverse community. Tht said the teachers are incredible, the learning abundant...just make connections before you get out so you can land a good paying job. It si difficult to find a job after CCA for many...that may get easier with their new career services center. If you have to chose chose CCA you won't be disappointed. For those on a budget do the community college thing first, get basic drawing cources etc. out of the way then transfer in you could save tens of thousands of dollars. Take a class from Ignacio Valero, he will change your life and your perspective it is a CCA must. IN the end CCA is what you make of it but that is true for ny education.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2004
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Extracurricular Activities: D
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