Creative Arts and Design
Design, Create, Innovate
A pathway where creative thought and imagination meet in real life. Programs in this CAP will develop your creativity and self-expression, and you'll learn how art has affirmed the complexities and wonder of life throughout history. This will prepare you for a career in performing arts, digital media, design and studio arts.
Creative Arts and Design (CAD)
CAP Lounge Locations
Aptos Campus VAPA Room 5120
Watsonville Center Building A atrium
Have questions? Need help?
Email us today: CADhelp@cabrillo.edu
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Expressive Arts Therapist Speaker Event
Spreaker Adrienne Cress, LCMHC
Thursday, April 27th
VAPA Forum 1001 (Art History Lecture Room)
Upcoming Performing Arts Events
On-campus performances are scheduled for the coming months! COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.
This Week's Highlighted College Events
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Do any of these describe you?
- I like to create things or imagine new ideas.
- I prefer working in unstructured environments.
- I like to express myself through different mediums.
- I'm excited to make things that inform or entertain people.
- I enjoy being around creative individuals.
- I'm an independent, original or innovative thinker.
- I enjoy communicating ideas.
- I'm excited to interpret other people's art.
- I find working with a team to produce something rewarding.
- I like to perform in front of others.
If so, you may be interested in a career in Creative Arts and Design.
Not sure? See the characteristics of the other CAPs.
I enjoy achieving goals through quality team work.
I like working in a structured environment.
I enjoy working with my hands.
I feel satisfied when I see the results of my hands-on work.
I am willing to take risks.
I like working with money and finances.
I feel accomplished when I make order out of chaos.
I enjoy leading, motivating, supporting and influencing those around me.
I prefer to manage and support projects.
I want to start my own business or nonprofit.
I am interested in how to strategize and negotiate.
I aim to understand the world we live in.
I enjoy helping people learn, heal and grow.
It's fun for me to learn about different cultures.
I am multilingual or desire to be.
I enjoy communicating ideas or data.
I like playing with words and writing.
I often ask why things happen in society.
I find myself advocating for others.
I like making a difference.
I debate and discuss different topics.
I enjoy analyzing beyond the surface level.
I'm action oriented.
I care about the wellbeing and safety of others.
I value order, standards and routines.
I like providing service to others.
I enjoy teaching, counseling or training.
I am organized.
I enjoy solving problems.
I am interested in how the body works.
I can remain calm in stressful situations.
I'm curious about how the universe works.
I like using my mind to solve problems, especially if it involves using math or science.
I am drawn to nature and the natural world.
It's fun for me to take things apart to understand how they work.
I thrive in self-directed environments.
I find it rewarding to figure out complicated problems and intellectual challenges.
I enjoy developing theories or hypotheses.
I like to study, conduct research, or work in a lab.
Check out the majors and certificates in the Creative Arts and Design CAP!
Want to transfer faster?
Interested in transferring to CSUMB? Learn how the Cabrillo 2+2 CSUMB program can help you get there faster!
El Patio Outdoor Study Space
Looking for a quiet study space with wifi access? Students can now reserve study space at the Watsonville Center!
Join a Student Club to connect with students who share your interests.
The Student Senate meets every Thursday and we want to hear from you! Have ideas about activities the senate should consider? Want to weigh in on a topic- like Cabrillo name change exploration, Hunger Free Campus initiatives, in person vs online classes, general COVID news, etc? Come join the weekly conversation, meet your senate representatives, and be heard... and see where things go from there. These meetings are open to the public and may have information items about community resources as well.
Meetings resume in Fall semester.
Consider if a Learning Community is a good fit for your goals.
Keep up with the latest Performing Arts Events.
Performing Arts Events
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Computer Technology Center
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