The Showcase: How to Participate
The Showcase highlights diverse work by bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates across CCA’s programs. It is a celebratory experience promoted where students can share their capstone projects and other accomplishments from their time at CCA with friends, family, and industry professionals across the globe. Students reaching course completion in their fall semester, create their Showcase Gallery during their fall semester. The Showcase is promoted publicly as part of CCA's Commencement Week each May.
Students are invited to start creating their Showcase galleries when they enroll in their first thesis/final projects course at CCA and can continue to build out and edit their galleries until they have successfully graduated from CCA. Students enrolled in programs that do not require thesis or final projects courses may create Showcase galleries in their last semester at CCA.
Step-by-step instructions, content recommendations, and a “Frequently Asked Questions” document are available to help you.
- Eligible students (reaching course completion in spring/summer) can start to create their Showcase Galleries: March 27, 2023
- If you are currently enrolled in a thesis/final projects course, or if you are eligible to graduate from CCA in spring or summer 2023, you are eligible to create your Showcase Gallery for inclusion in the 2023 Showcase starting March 27, 2023. If, after March 27, you believe you are eligible to create your Showcase gallery but don't see a "Start Showcase" button in your Portal profile, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Participation deadline for Deans' Spotlight consideration: April 16, 2023
- The deans of the Humanities and Sciences, Architecture, Design, and Fine Arts divisions will select work for special recognition in the Showcase's Deans' Spotlight. Students who would like to be considered for this recognition must upload an artist statement or bio and at least 1 image to their Showcase gallery by April 16, 11:59pm.
- Official public announcement of the 2023 Showcase: May 8, 2023
- The Showcase will be announced to the public via social media, eblasts, and CCA's website in May 2023.
- Final day to make adjustments to 2023 Showcase galleries: May 19, 2023
- On May 19, 2023, spring graduates' status will officially begin to transition from current student to alum and they will begin to lose access to their portal profiles. Once a graduate loses access to their portal profile, they can no longer edit their Showcase Gallery.
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Types of work you can share in your Showcase Gallery
Each program has specific recommendations for what is required for thesis or curricular-related work, so please consult your professor or Program Chair for specific guidelines. Below we’ve included a list of examples of work you may consider including in your Showcase Gallery.
Note: If there is any nudity, violence, or potentially offensive language in any of your content, please notify us in advance so that we can work with you to make sure content is properly labeled. CCA and the Exhibitions Department reserve the right to remove content if it is deemed plagiaristic, libelous, or otherwise not in keeping with the goals of the college.
Images of your work
Example: Ben Coney, BFA Industrial Design, RChair Back, 2018
Example: Shiyu Zhang, MFA, 8:00 in the Morning, 2019
Project Poster or Information Board
Example: Judy Kong, BFA in Industrial Design, Stand Poster, 2018
Excerpts from thesis or course work
Example: Haley Hyesung Park, BFA Interior Design, Rigger’s Loft Winery, 2018
Film, animation, performance videos, or video stills
Example: FREEDOM IS… A Constitution Day Town Hall presented by CCA Exhibitions Monday, September 17, 2018
Images of text works, poetry, scripts for performance pieces, or writing about your work (links to longer texts are possible within your Portal Profile)
Example: Writing from Rebekah Goldstein, presented in CCA's biennial alumnx exhibition, summer 2019
Digital or scanned artworks
Example: Narges Poursadeqi, MFA, All in love, 2019
Installation images, e.g. from Junior Review, a program exhibition, or critique
Example: Santino Gonzales, MFA, Installation view of Orion in Spring and Visitation, 2020
Example: Screenshot of Carolina Magis Weinberg's computer desktop showing designs for an installation, presented in CCA's biennial alumnx exhibition, summer 2019
Drawings or schematics
Example: Patrick Monte, MArch, Architecture, Drawing, Anomy for U.S. News, 2018
Example: Ania Burlinska, MArch, Architecture, Totem, 2015
Models or Renderings
Example: Mia Candelaria, Bachelor of Architecture, Islais Bridge, 2019
Example: Viviani Isnata, Bachelor of Architecture, Shore of A Hundred Islands, 2019
Videos or images of projects or art-making
Example: Zachary Royer Scholz, MFA, Dismantling Mattresses, 2019