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Academic Program Celebrations

Many academic programs are planning special celebrations and events. Please be mindful that these are not public events and are intended for specific communities and audiences to gather around CCA’s 114th Commencement. Public events and those intended for a wider Class of 2021 or CCA audience are listed here. All event times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time unless noted otherwise. More events will be announced and added to this page closer to Commencement.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Celebrate the CCA MFA Class of 2021

Celebrate the CCA MFA Class of 2021

Fri, May 14 2021, 3PM - 4PM

Please join us in honoring the amazing and resilient California College of the Arts Graduate Fine Arts MFA graduating Class of 2021. We will honor their skill, their grace, their flexibility, their creativity, and, especially, their remarkable achievements during an unprecedented time in history. This event is for the Graduate Fine Arts community only. Please email davebeeman@cca.edu for more information.


PAST EVENTS


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Venture Show: The After Party

Fri, May 7 2021, 5PM - 7PM

A DMBA community event featuring remarks from the Chair and nominated alum, faculty member, and member of the C12 class. Very casual, friends and families invited. This event is for the DMBA community only.


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CCAGD ☁ End-of-Semester Gathering

Fri, May 7 2021, 5PM - 6PM

A slideshow of great student work from the semester and ☁ ceremony honoring our graduating seniors. This event is for the Graphic Design community.


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MFA Writing Thesis Celebration

Sun, May 9 2021, 11AM - 3PM

Open to the CCA community and graduating students' family and friends.


DMBA Commencement Viewing

DMBA Commencement Viewing

Mon, May 10 2021, 11AM - 12PM

Synchronous viewing and chatting about the CCA commencement with interested community members and their families. Totally optional and encouraged. Featuring Jony Ive as Commencement Speaker. This event is for the DMBA community only.


Painting + Drawing End of Year Celebration

Painting + Drawing End of Year Celebration

Mon, May 10 2021, 4PM - 5PM

A celebration of our Painting + Drawing graduating Seniors over Zoom. This event is for Painting + Drawing graduating students, faculty, and family and friends.


Industrial Design Celebration

Industrial Design Celebration

Mon, May 10 2021, 5:30PM - 6PM

Join us on Zoom for a Congratulations Party before the Virtual Reality Reception.


Interaction Design BFA: Graduation Ceremony

Interaction Design BFA: Graduation Ceremony

Mon, May 10 2021, 7PM - 8:30PM

The Interaction Design BFA Program gathered over Zoom to celebrate the graduation of its seniors with special guests Daniela Jorge, Chief Design Officer at Paypal and Kaaren Hanson, Chief Design Officer at JP Morgan Chase. This event is for the undergraduate IxD community and family only.


Illustration BFA: Graduation Ceremony

Illustration BFA: Graduation Ceremony

Mon, May 10 2021, 7PM - 8:30PM

The Illustration BFA Program will gather over Zoom to celebrate the graduating seniors. This event is for Illustration BFA students, faculty, and family only.


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2021 Architecture Division Graduation Celebration + Awards Ceremony

Tue, May 11 2021, 3:30PM - 5PM

As we approach the closing of the Spring 2021 semester, we want to celebrate your diligence and hard work. Please join us for the Architecture Division Graduation Celebration + Awards Ceremony.


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Graduate Curatorial Practice Toast To Graduating Students

Tue, May 11 2021, 4:30PM

Join us for a celebration of Graduating MA Curatorial Practice students to experience their thesis exhibition, Contact Traces. We will be holding this event both in person at the Wattis Institute (360 Kansas St.) AND by Zoom, for those who cannot attend in person. This event is for the Curatorial Practice program only.