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Most Helpful Review for California College of the Arts - CCA
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Matthew from Oakland, CA
  • 16 out of 16 people found this review helpful

I am deeply passionate about art. I have been drawing since i was a baby, and my love for creating has only grown since then. My technical skills were sub par prior to attending CCA. In my first semester i learned how to draw, how to REALLY draw. it was amazing. my drawing teacher taught me how to get proportions right, use simultanious contrast of value, render accurate shadows, and how to draw faces. I learned how to use every kind of tool known to man for drawing. I even learned how to draw with ink. In my 2d class...

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  • Serena from Roseville, CA
  • Jul-30-2017 I am a current student here

    The academics vary in difficulty. The workload amount is very high, but by the end of the first year you will definitely have acquired an entirely new understanding of what it means to multitask. There are many opportunities to test your skills and get better.

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  • Martin from Red Springs, NC
  • May-26-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I'm not sure what goes on here. Can someone pleases elaborate for me. Thank you.

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  • Somebody from San Francisco, CA
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Incredibly small school that's professional-oriented and taught by professionals themselves. Poor administration that doesn't really care much about the current student body and is too busy looking at future profit potentials. Good people and mostly honest and hardworking students, barring those who simply could afford the price of tuition.

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  • Elaina from Portland, OR
  • Dec-19-2015 I am a past student here

    I can't believe this school actually has good reviews. I was here for a year and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. Fine Art is dead at this school, faculty is a mess and students receive minimal support.

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  • Bo
  • Jun-07-2015 I am a current student here

    The education I receive is incredible, and given that that is the most important portion, that's probably best. Messy administrative staff that makes it difficult to accomplish anything that you couldn't do on your own, and can make kinks in the system. The people to people interactions salvage even that.

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  • Jane
  • Nov-09-2014 I am a current student here

    It is an interesting experience, attending an art school, but something is well worth the pricey tuition. CCA has an eerie atmosphere, where everything is seemingly normal, but the students and amazing staff remind you that you can be whoever you want here, because it's art school.

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  • Kalyn from Boston, MA
  • Jun-25-2014 I am a current student here

    CCA is a great school for students who want to focus on their craft and get better at what they want to spend their lives doing. Not only does it connect you with artist in the outside world but it also connects you with artist in the school walls itself by the amazing teachers.

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  • Jessica from San Francsico, CA
  • May-28-2014 I am a current student here

    This school is full of great professors who are current professionals and have experience in their field. Students are dedicated and driven, and more than willing to help each other become better students and future professionals. Both campuses offer great opportunities to study both within your field and others if you are willing to put in the time and take advantage of them.

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  • Alexander from Oakland, CA
  • Mar-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Great Teachers with knowledgable staff. Friendly learning work environment. A great place to pursue the arts.

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  • India from New York, NY
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    California college of the arts is a great private art school. The classes are really small and you become a tight knit community.

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