What we do

CCAD fosters a diverse community that educates students so they can unleash their creative power to shape culture and commerce.

Who we strive to be

CCAD aspires to be a nationally recognized leader in art and design education. The work of the college and our alumni will amplify the necessity and importance of creative practices to our collective sense of cultural vibrancy and connectedness, to our economies and communities, and to social justice causes and civic engagement.

Our Core Values

CCAD values every member of our community and together we focus on student and institutional success. The CCAD community expects:


Be respectful in tone and with people’s time, and offer constructive criticism.

Be transparent by communicating directly, clearly, and in a timely manner.


Be supportive and praise your peers. 

Assume positive intent and competency.


Model the behavior you want to see in others.

Embrace change and innovative thinking.


Be accountable to one another at all levels.

Lead from every seat and with a “we.”