I am Exploring CCAD

Welcome to a place for people like you.

At CCAD, you’ll bring your ideas to life through a rigorous, studio-based curriculum that will challenge you to think, create and work at the highest level. You’ll explore and push boundaries in our state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll grow from close mentorships with world-class faculty. This is the place to answer your calling. The place to unleash your full creative fire. Our graduates go on to lead in vital and growing creative industries, and you’ll follow their paths on your own distinctive journey. Start your story today.

First-Year Students

Get to what matters, right away. Here, you’ll start in your major from day one, in a curriculum that integrates many practices to prepare you and your work for a professional career. You'll also join a connected network of driven artists and designers who want to go on and shape the world.

Learn more about our admissions process.

Transfer Students

When you transfer to CCAD, you join our creative community and make the decision to earn more than a degree. Like all of our students, you commit to igniting your full creative potential and sending yourself into a successful career.

Learn more about our transfer process.

Graduate Students

In CCAD’s unique New Projects MFA program, you’ll pursue the development of projects rather than the study of specific media. The program focuses on marketing your work as a creative professional. In our two-year, 60-hour curriculum of project-based thinking, you’ll design, create and defend your work. You’ll leave CCAD prepared and inspired to lead in the world of art and design.

Check out our MFA program.

Upcoming Events

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  • - Fall 2016 Final Application Deadline
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  • Jun 12 to Jun 13 - Orientation 1 for incoming BFA students (Fall 2017)
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  • Jun 15 to Jun 16 - Orientation 2 for incoming BFA students (Fall 2017)
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  • Jun 19 to Jun 20 - Orientation 3 for incoming BFA students (Fall 2017)
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  • - Orientation 4 for incoming BFA students (Fall 2017)
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