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Useful tips for artists, makers, students, career changers, and anyone interested in pursuing a life in art, design and writing.

MFA in Design: Alumni Q+A with Beth Abrahamson, Senior Designer at Emotive Brand

Design Strategy: Alumni Q+A with Alida Draudt, Futurist at Capital One

Two years or three years for a masters in Design? Here’s the difference.

Should I get an MFA in Design?

A guide to graduate programs : 1-year, 2-year, low-residency, and more

A Decade of Design Strategy at CCA

Don't know what to major in? Common myths for undecided art students

3 reasons art school won’t turn you into a starving artist

How to choose which examples to include in your art portfolio

10 tips for finding scholarships for art schools

Graduate School: Why Location Matters

3 Writing Tips from the U.S. Poet Laureate

Architecture Schools are Designing Material Innovation

Top 3 Reasons Why San Francisco Is the Best City for Art Students

How One Film Buff Became a Pixar Director of Photography

CCA Cinema Visionaries: David Lowery

CCA Cinema Visionaries: Laura Poitras

Pixar@CCA: Animators as Keepers of Emotional Truth

Can Graphic Design Be Political?

4 Common Art School Portfolio Mistakes

Top 10 Tips for Creating the Best Art Portfolio

Starting Your Art College Search? The 6 First Things You Need to Know

4 Common Mistakes That Art College Applicants Make

Searching For an Arts College? The First Question You Should Ask Yourself

3 Ways to Boost the Odds of Getting Into the Art School of Your Dreams

4 foolproof tips for finding art colleges to apply to

2 Questions to Ask About an Art College Faculty

How much do animators make?

7 Things to Watch Out for on Your Art College Visits

Want to Make Art That Matters? 3 Questions to Ask Art School Admissions

5 Ways our Art College Helps Students Make Art That Matters

Can Art College Help You Make a Difference? One Grad’s Story

3 art college communities that attract creative, inquisitive thinkers like you

2 art college graduates that push the limits of their art and society

5 of the Best Graphic Design Programs in the U.S.

Illustration vs. Graphic Design: Which one is the best major for you?

4 tips for ranking your top art colleges

Meet 2 Art College Grads Who Make Art That Matters

3 simple questions to ask yourself to find the best art college for you

3 Things That Separate the Best Art College Applications from the Rest

3 Ways a Fine Arts College Will Help You Grow as an Artist

What can you do with a design degree? Here are 6 awesome careers

What can you do with an arts degree? Here are 5 amazing careers

3 best cities for art school graduates

6 highest paying careers you can get with an art school degree

5 Best Colleges for Animation Students

3 Truly Amazing Internships for Art Students

This Could Be You: 3 CCA Alumni Who Made it Big (and Made a Difference)

Want to Work for Pixar? How Art School Can Help.

Five of the Best (and Highest-Paying) Art Majors

Admissions Advice: A Standout Art Portfolio Can Help You Get More Scholarships

6 Things Your Art Portfolio Must Have

4 Strategies for Finding Scholarships for Art Schools

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