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.
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.
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.
MFA Writing Thesis Celebration
Sun, May 9 2021, 11AM - 3PM
Open to the CCA community and graduating students' family and friends.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.