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The Showcase: How to Participate

Last updated on Sep 13, 2021

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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.

View the Class of 2020 Showcase →

View the Class of 2021 Showcase →

KEY DATES FOR FALL 2021 GRADUATES:

  • Fall 2021 graduates can start to create their Showcase Galleries: October 13, 2021
    • Workday data determines eligibility; if according to Workday you are eligible to graduate from CCA in fall 2021, you are eligible to create your Showcase Gallery for inclusion in the Class of 2022 Showcase starting October 13, 2021.
  • Deadline for participation in the Class of 2022 Showcase: December 10, 2021
    • Students graduating in fall 2021 must add an artist statement or bio plus a minimum of 1 image to their Showcase Gallery by December 10 in order to be included in the Showcase.
  • Last day for Fall 2021 graduates to edit their Showcase Galleries: December 17, 2021
    • Beginning December 18, 2021, fall 2021 graduates' status will officially 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.
  • Official launch of the Class of 2022 Showcase: May 2022
    • The Showcase will be announced to the public via social media, eblasts, and CCA's website in May 2022.

Questions? Email exhibitions@cca.edu.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Santino Gonzales, MFA, Installation view of Orion in Spring and Visitation, 2020


Screenshots

Example: Screenshot of Carolina Magis Weinberg's computer desktop showing designs for an installation, presented in CCA's biennial alumnx exhibition, summer 2019

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: Patrick Monte, MArch, Architecture, Drawing, Anomy for U.S. News, 2018

Example: Ania Burlinska, MArch, Architecture, Totem, 2015

Example: Ania Burlinska, MArch, Architecture, Totem, 2015


Models or Renderings

Example: Mia Candelaria, Bachelor of Architecture, Islais Bridge, 2019

Example: Mia Candelaria, Bachelor of Architecture, Islais Bridge, 2019

Example: Viviani Isnata, Bachelor of Architecture, Shore of A Hundred Islands, 2019

Example: Viviani Isnata, Bachelor of Architecture, Shore of A Hundred Islands, 2019


Videos or images of projects or art-making

Zachary Royer Scholz and friends dismantling mattresses during his residency at the Hubbell Street Galleries, summer 2019

Example: Zachary Royer Scholz, MFA, Dismantling Mattresses, 2019