The Showcase: How to Participate
If you believe you are eligible to participate in the Class of 2021 Showcase but do not see a "Start Showcase" button in your portal profile, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Showcase is an online platform showcasing work by students completing their coursework each semester. Due to the health risk posed by COVID-19, this alternative was developed in Spring 2020 to provide one place for students, family, and industry to view work that normally would have been included in a program-organized thesis exhibition or Commencement Exhibition.
All graduating students are eligible to participate. Step-by-step instructions, content recommendations, and a “Frequently Asked Questions” document are available to help you. Although we can’t be together, we recognize your growth and achievements, and hope you will take this opportunity to share and archive your work during this unusual time of social distancing.
KEY DATES FOR SPRING 2021:
- Eligible students can start to create their Showcase Galleries: March 15
- Workday data determines eligibility; if according to Workday you are eligible to graduate from CCA in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021, you are eligible to participate in the Spring 2021 Showcase.
- Deadline for undergraduate fine arts students: March 29
- BFA students participating in the BFA Senior Thesis Conversations series are required to upload an artist statement or bio and at least 1 image to their Showcase Gallery by March 29.
- Deadline for Deans' Spotlight consideration: April 18
- This year, the deans of the Humanities and Sciences, Architecture, Design, and Fine Arts divisions will select work by graduating students for special recognition. 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 the deadline, which has been extended from April 12 to April 18.
- Deadline for participation in the Spring 2021 Showcase: May 9
- The Showcase will go live on May 10. Graduating students must add an artist statement or bio plus a minimum of 1 image to their Showcase Gallery by May 7 in order to be included in the Showcase when it is launched.
- Official launch of the Spring 2021 Showcase: May 10
- The Showcase will be announced to the public via social media, eblasts, and CCA's website on May 10. Graduating students are encouraged to have finalized their Showcase Gallery content by this date.
- Last day for students to edit their Showcase Galleries: May 21
- After May 21, portal access for people graduating in Spring 2021 will officially transition from "student access" to "alumni access." Alumni cannot edit their Showcase content.
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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