Imagine studying interaction design in a creative and innovative community at one of the best art and design schools in the world.
California College of the Arts is located in the Bay Area of Northern California, where many of the leading technology companies are headquartered: Apple, Intel, IDEO, Nokia, YouTube, Google, Facebook, among others.
We are literally positioned in a technology and design hub. As such, we provide our Interaction Design students with a rich academic environment, and one that connects students to unique opportunities that foster their professional training.
Graduates from our program have moved on to work at some of the top technology, design companies and are making a big impact on design and culture.
Interaction Design - Undergraduate Program
Invent the Future
While engineers make technology faster, smaller and more reliable, interaction designers make it more meaningful, usable, and delightful. Want to create the next-wave mobile experience? Reinvent social networks? Pioneer new ways to work and play? You have a future in interaction design.
Masters of Design in Interaction Design
CCA’s new Masters in Interaction Design program prepares students for the most in-demand design discipline. In an increasingly technology-rich world, opportunities abound for designers who can make technologies more meaningful, usable, and delightful.
CCA is committed to the idea that interaction design should have a positive impact on society. Our students learn to humanize technologies, and to address critical, complex challenges in innovative, socially conscious ways.
MDeS Graduate Program Student Work
We are really happy to share with you that Kritika Kushwaha and Prabhav Jain, from the MDes IxD Program, along with their teammates Britt Jensen & Manpreet Kaur participated in Hack Mental Health #reversehackathon and won the Audience Choice Award and overall First place for designing digital tools to enable emotionally conscious digital communications.
There were 250+ participants and 35+ Teams at the event, and it was an incredible experience where they were able to apply all of their MDes learnings.