Fine Arts major

When they're not so sure, you dive right in.

You’ll try your hand at anything: ceramics, glass, drawing, printmaking, painting, jewelry, sculpture. Our Fine Arts program is one of the most technically diverse majors at CCAD. It houses some of our most passionate, prolific and driven artists who are ready to critique each other honestly in an effort to produce the best work. The program includes intensive studio courses, liberal arts work and professional practices to develop a creative but useful methodology that's applicable to a wide array of careers upon graduation.

 

Facilities

You'll have access to:

  • Four student galleries
  • Individual studios for advanced students
  • A separate studio so you can document your work digitally
  • State-of-the-art facilities with fully equipped studios for ceramics, drawing, painting, glass, jewelry, printmaking and sculpture
  • Beeler Gallery, an independent contemporary art space housed on CCAD’s campus showcasing experimental public programming of exhibitions, performances, lectures and conversations

 

Student and alumni works

 

Careers

Our grads have applied the skills they built at CCAD to a variety of positions and fields.

Art administrator
Art educator
Critic
Curator

Exhibition designer
Festival artist
Gallery director
Gallery owner

Jewelry designer
Professional studio artist
Public art sculptor

Employers

Glass Axis
Industrial Light + Magic
Janus Capital Group
John Bryan Community Pottery

 

Kehinde Wiley Studio
Marpha Foundation
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
San Jose Repertory Theatre
Sotheby's

Textile Arts Center
The Smithsonian Institution
Sotheby's
Textile Arts Center

 


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Credit hours

Requirement  
Program Requirements 60
CORE Studio Requirements 18
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements 42
Total
120

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Course information

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Faculty

Julie Abijanac
Associate Professor
Contemporary Crafts
Fine Arts
Masters of Fine Arts
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Casey Bradley
Facilities Manager - Fine Arts
Facilities Manager - SMAC
Fine Arts
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Adjunct Instructor
Glass Studio Coordinator
CORE Studies
Fine Arts
Contemporary Crafts
Carol Griffith
Professor
Fine Arts
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Danielle Julian Norton
Associate Professor
Fine Arts
Masters of Fine Arts
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John Kortlander
Professor
Fine Arts
Masters of Fine Arts
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Adjunct Instructor
Fine Arts
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Kelly Malec-Kosak
Professor
Chair of Fine Arts
Contemporary Crafts
Fine Arts
Masters of Fine Arts
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Kathy McGhee
Professor
Fine Arts
Masters of Fine Arts
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CCAD Art Sign
Adjunct Instructor
Fine Arts
Contemporary Crafts
Tim Rietenbach
Professor
Fine Arts
Masters of Fine Arts
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Adjunct Instructor
Jewelery Studio Coordinator
Contemporary Crafts
Fine Arts
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Tosha Stimage
Visiting Faculty
Assistant Professor
Fine Arts
Julie Taggart
Dean of School of Studio Arts
Fine Arts
Masters of Fine Arts
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Brian Wasson
Adjunct Instructor
Fine Arts

 


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