The overarching goal of the Center for Collaborations with the Arts (CCA) is to bring together the vibrant arts scene of the greater Los Angeles area with our interdisciplinary curriculum to enhance students’ educational experiences.

We achieve this goal via:

  • Interdisciplinary curricula
  • Collaborative teaching
  • Undergraduate research and internships
  • Integration of student learning experiences within local, national, and international communities


Each year the CCA develops a theme that fuses various elements of the program including:

  • Distinguished Visiting Artist
  • Interdisciplinary course pairs or team taught courses
  • Short-term visiting scholars
  • Master Classes
  • Lectures
  • Intensive workshops
  • Annual Integrative Arts Symposium

Past themes have included:

  • Transposing Borders
  • Fragmentation/Unification
  • The Duality of Creation and Destruction