Film and video program of the largest regionally accredited, independent school of art and design in the western United States.


The Media Studies program at the California College of the Arts (CCA) is divided into two areas of emphasis: Film/Video and Art and Technology. The scope of this article shall limit itself to an overview of the Film/Video section of the program.

Filmmaker TrainingEdit

The training program at CCA stresses experimental practice. The curriculum covers history, concept, and production skills (including directing, performance, collaboration, cinematography, lighting, editing, and sound design). A senior project presented in a public venue is the culmination of the program.


CCA was founded in 1907 by Frederick Meyer, a disciple of the European Arts and Crafts movement. The school began in Berkeley as the School of the California Guild of Arts and Crafts, with three classrooms and three teachers.

Location/Contact InformationEdit

San Francisco campus
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-2247
Oakland campus
5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618-1426

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