CCA VCS is the Visual and Critical Studies Department at the California College of the Arts, which trains creative leaders in visual and critical fields to help create the next generation of cultural thinkers and authorities. Since 2017 we have designed the materials for each year’s events, including announcement poster, web assets, symposium program, and the Sightlines journal.

Each student’s Master’s degree culminates in a deeply researched essay that is presented at an annual symposium and published in Sightlines, a critical studies journal.