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Develop your craft, earlier.
From the beginning, you can collaborate with students in other majors as your learn essential creative concepts from color theory to fundamental design. In your first year CORE Studio classes, you'll explore traditional materials like pencil, charcoal and paint, and digital tools like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. You'll also start to learn how to sell your work and yourself as a professional artist and designer, and that includes both how to price and protect your creations. For a real competitive advantage, you can even pursue CCAD's business minor while you work on your major.
Inform your art and design.
At CCAD, you'll learn the ins and outs of your major. But you'll also study history, philosophy, science and other subjects in our CORE Liberal Arts courses. And you'll leave CCAD with a well-rounded education that will inform the way you make art and design.
We'll help you build your brand and introduce you to art and design industry leaders (think Pixar, Hallmark and Abercrombie & Fitch) at recruiting events and internship and job fairs. And if you need help with your resume, cover letter or interview practice, the Career Services Office will help you refine the skills you'll need to land your dream job.
Get one-on-one guidance from our Advising Office as you carve out, stitch together and create your own story at CCAD. Your advisor is here to review your individual academic plan, help you prepare your schedule for upcoming semesters and guide you in identifying academic goals.
Work it out at one of CCAD's two fitness centers on campus.
Diversity moves art forward and makes our connected community even stronger. Our Multicultural Affairs Office is here to help build a welcoming and supportive environment for you on campus. The office coordinates special events, exhibitions and workshops that explore diversity topics and current events. And multicultural student organizations are here to connect you with other students so you can learn from one another's experiences.
Boost your writing, reading comprehension, time management, project planning or study skills with help from our Learning Support Office.
Do dining right. CCAD's main dining option on campus, the Market, serves made-to-order pizzas, along with fresh salads, entrées and gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
Counseling & Wellness
We want you to thrive here at CCAD. Thriving means pursuing wellness, practicing balance and treating our neighbors and ourselves with the whole person in mind. It's an ongoing process, not a final product, and each wellness area in our lives — the physical, emotional, social and intellectual — is important. The Counseling & Wellness Center, which provides free counseling, is here to help you get to know your process and meet your goals.
One-Stop Student Services
Do it all in one place. Meet with your advisor, schedule courses, check on financial aid, make payments, submit address changes, verify enrollment and degrees, process loan deferment and order transcripts at the One-Stop Student Services Office.
Safety & Security
We make sure our campus is a safe and productive learning space for you. And we have security officers on call 24/7.