Upstart: CCA Commencement Events

CCA commencements events: April-May

Come celebrate the remarkable work the CCA community has been creating all year long, and cheer on our graduates as they bring their undergraduate and graduate careers to a close and get ready to embark upon their exciting future endeavors.

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From thesis exhibitions to symposia, final reviews to guest lectures, CCA's popular Spring Fair, the Grad Prom, the Annual Fashion Show, Graduate Open Studios, and special events, like An Evening with David Sedaris (a fundraiser for scholarships) . . . it's all here -- on-campus events and off -- in one compiled list that highlights the college's commencement events.

Please visit the MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibitions website to learn about participating artists from each graduate program.

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Use the calendar link beneath each program's listed commencement events to see all upcoming events for that program.

Animation
Architecture
Ceramics
Community Arts
Diversity Studies
Fashion Design
Film
Furniture
Glass
Graphic Design
Illustration
Individualized Major
Industrial Design
Interaction Design
Interior Design
Jewelry / Metal Arts
Painting/Drawing
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
Visual Studies
Writing and Literature

Animation

Annual Animation Show
Wednesday, May 2
8–9:30 p.m.
7-8 p.m. (Preshow of first- and second-year student work)

Interface Exhibition
Saturday, May 5
11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Animation events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Architecture (BArch)

Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Architecture Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 2
7 p.m.

Dutch Design at CCA
April 2–6
Reception for Christien Meindertsma will be held April 4, from 6-8 p.m.

Architecture Final Reviews
April 27–29
9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Graduate Thesis Exhibitions
May 10–19
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Architecture (BArch) events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Ceramics

California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art
April 27-29 (Opening reception April 27, 6-8 p.m.)
Student show (held in Luigi's Pizza Shop basement)
231 E. Street | Davis CA

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Ceramics events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Community Arts

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Community Arts events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Diversity Studies

The Athena Project Art Exhibit
May 1
4:30-6:30 p.m.

See Diversity Studies events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Fashion Design

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.
Annual Fashion Show
Friday, May 11
8–9:30 pm

See Fashion Design events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Film

Interface Exhibition
Saturday, May 5
11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Film events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Furniture

Furniture Design Junior Review
April 9–14
Reception: Tues., Apr. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
For Your Viewing Pleasure: An exhibition of graduating Furniture students
May 4–27
Opening reception: Friday, May 4, 6-8 p.m.
Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Furniture events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Glass

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Glass events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Graphic Design

Dutch Design at CCA
April 2–6
Reception for Christien Meindertsma will be held April 4, from 6-8 p.m.
Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Graphic Design events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Illustration

Illustration Thesis Show
Thursday, May 3
6–8 pm
Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Illustration events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Industrial Design

Industrial Design Senior Thesis Show
Thursday, May 10
6:30–9 p.m.
Watch the trailer»

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Industrial Design events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Individualized Major

Individualized Major Senior Presentations
Wednesday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 11
7:30–9 p.m.

See Individualized Major events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Interaction Design

Dutch Design at CCA
April 2–6
Reception for Christien Meindertsma will be held April 4, from 6-8 p.m.
Lean UX: Building a Shared Understanding to Get Out of the Deliverables Business
Interaction Design Lecture Series with Jeff Gothelf
Saturday, April 21
7–8:30 p.m.
Trajectory: Interaction Design Sophomore Skills Exhibition
May 1–3
Reception: Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m.

See Interaction Design events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Interior Design

Dutch Design at CCA
April 2–6
Reception for Christien Meindertsma will be held April 4, from 6-8 p.m.

Interior Design Final Reviews
Thursday, April 26
9 a.m.–7 p.m.

See Interior Design events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Jewelry / Metal Arts

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Jewelry / Metal Arts events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Painting/Drawing

Senior Painting Exhibition
Sunday, April 1
Noon–5 p.m.
Reception: 3-5 p.m.
Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Painting/Drawing events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Photography

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Photography events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Printmaking

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Printmaking events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Sculpture

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Sculpture events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Textiles

ReMODEL: Sculpture Education Now
Saturday, April 14
10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 10-15
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Textiles events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Visual Studies

Visual Studies Senior Symposium
Thursday, April 19
4–6 p.m. (Reception: 6-8)

See Visual Studies events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Writing and Literature

HearSay Reading Series: Readings by Writing and Literature Seniors
Tuesday, April 10
7:30–9:30 p.m.
HearSay Reading Series: Humble Pie vol. 6 Launch Party
Tuesday, May 1
7:30–9:30 p.m.

See Writing and Literature events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Architecture
Curatorial Practice
Design
Fine Arts
MBA in Design Strategy
Visual and Critical Studies
Writing

Please visit the MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibitions website to learn about participating artists from each graduate program.

Use the calendar link beneath each program's listed commencement events to see all upcoming events for that program.

Architecture (MArch)

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 1
Noon–5 p.m.
Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Architecture Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 2
7 p.m.
Dutch Design at CCA
April 2–6
Reception for Christien Meindertsma will be held April 4, from 6-8 p.m.
Architecture Final Reviews
April 27–29
9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Graduate Thesis Exhibitions
May 10–19
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Architecture (MArch) events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Curatorial Practice

Curatorial Practice Thesis Symposium
Saturday, March 31
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 1
Noon–5 p.m.
On Apology: Curatorial Practice Thesis Exhibition
April 19–May 19

See Curatorial Practice events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Design

Graduate Open Studios (Visit the Flickr set »)
Sunday, April 1
Noon–5 p.m.
Dutch Design at CCA
April 2–6
Reception for Christien Meindertsma will be held April 4, from 6-8 p.m.
ENGAGE Building Narratives: Installations for Transitional Space
Saturday, April 21
3–7 p.m.
The Wonder Wander
Thursday, April 26
5-7 p.m.
Come Together: Graduate Design Thesis Exhibition
May 10–19
Opening Reception: Thurs., May 10, from 6 to 10 p.m.

See Graduate Program in Design for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Fine Arts

Graduate Open Studios (Visit the Flickr set »)
Sunday, April 1
Noon–5 p.m.
Graduate Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
May 10–19
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See Graduate Program in Fine Arts for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

MBA in Design Strategy

Dutch Design at CCA
April 2–6
Reception for Christien Meindertsma will be held April 4, from 6-8 p.m.
Venture Night
Saturday, May 5
7–10 p.m.
Graduate Thesis Exhibitions
May 10–19
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-10 p.m.

See MBA in Design Strategy for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Visual and Critical Studies

Visual and Critical Studies Spring Symposium
Saturday, April 28
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

See Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Writing

Word. World. 2012
Friday, March 30
7–9 p.m.
Word. World. 2012
Friday, April 6
7–9 p.m.
Friday Seminar with Paul Harding
April 13
6-7:30 p.m.
"Eleven Eleven" Issue 12 Extravaganza
April 13
7:30-10 p.m.
Word. World. 2012
Friday, April 20
7–9 p.m.
Word. World. 2012
Friday, April 27
7–9 p.m.

See MFA Program in Writing events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.