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. 

Sophomore year

Learn the foundational skills of interaction design

Foundations
Visual Interaction Design
History of Interaction Design
Systems
Story
Design Research

Learn more about Sophomore year

Junior Year

Apply foundations skills to larger contexts 

Play
Objects & Space
Behavior
Interdisciplinary Design
Experience

Learn more about Junior Year

 

Senior Year

Demonstrate a point of view 

Senior Studio
Topic studio
Internship

Learn more about Senior Year

The HYBRID LAB AT CCA 

The HYBRID LAB AT CCA 

The Hybrid Lab

Hybrid Lab, is a shared interdisciplinary space for making with technology that is built around the principles of being open, fast, and inspiring. 

About the Hybrid Lab

Students have easy access to supplies and materials that can be checked out or purchased from the lab:

  • Arduinos & Shields
  • 3D printer
  • PCB Mill
  • Multimeters
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Power supplies
  • Soldering stations
  • Various electronic components (resistors, capacitors, LEDs, ICs, wire, etc.)
  • Tablets (iOS & Android)
  • Webcams
  • Kinects