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California College of the Arts (CCA) Visit

California College of the Arts (CCA) Visit

We visited California College of the Arts (CCA) in late August when the school wasn’t in session.

California College of Arts (CCA)We started off on the Oakland campus and took an hour and a half tour. Then we went to the San Francisco campus for another hour and a half tour. We learned that the Oakland campus is slated to close over the next two to three years as CCA transitions to an expanded San Francisco campus.

California College of Arts (CCA) That’s a shame because while it will be more efficient for students who have to travel back and forth, the Oakland campus has a rustic “sleepaway art camp” vibe that is very appealing. It was my first time to Oakland, and my husband who grew up in Monterey, was wary of the location. His impression was that it was unsafe. It turns out that Oakland has been in the process of gentrifying over the last five years. Single home prices have shot up from $85k to $400k, pricing out our Uber driver for example.  Read more…