2013 CCA Commencement Events

March 25, 2013 2:30 pm

Upstart refers to the many CCA events that take place from April to May that celebrate the countless senior and final projects throughout each of the college's undergraduate and graduate programs.

Two Ways to View Events

From thesis exhibitions to symposia, final reviews to guest lectures, CCA's popular end-of-year lineup of on- and off-campus events are listed here in one comprehensive list, organized by undergraduate and graduate academic programs.

Or you can view the Upstart events in chronological order »

Use a program's event link at the bottom of each listing to learn about all upcoming events -- Upstart and otherwise -- for that program.

End-of-Year Favorite Events

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 7

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8-12

Spring Fair
Saturday, April 27

Career Development Boot Camp*
Wednesday, May 15

MFA Thesis Exhibition
Thursday, May 16 (opening reception); May 16-25

2013 Annual Fashion Show
Friday, May 17

* Note: Open to CCA students and recent alumni from the graduating classes 2010-13

Graduate Program Events

Beginning April 15, visit the MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibitions website to learn about participating artists from each of CCA's graduate programs.

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

Interface Exhibition
Saturday, May 5
7–10 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Animation events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Architecture (BArch)

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Architecture Undergraduate Open Studios
Friday, April 19
 

Architecture Final Reviews
May 3-5
9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Architecture division award ceremony and reception: Saturday, May 4, 6-8 p.m.

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

Ceramics

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Ceramics events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Community Arts

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

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

Diversity Studies

ENGAGE at CCA: The Athena Project
Thursday, May 2
4-6 p.m.

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

Fashion Design

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.
 

Annual Fashion Show
Friday, May 17
8–9:30 pm

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

Film

Persistence of Vision Film Festival:

Project Kino: Senior Film Screening
Thursday, May 2
7-9 p.m.
Reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Production Stage (in the Nave)

Spring Flicker Fest
Wednesday, May 8
7-9 p.m.
Reception: 5-6:30 p.m., Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage
 

Cinesthesia -- An Encounter in Painting & Film
Friday, May 10
6-9 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Film events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Furniture

Furniture Junior Review
April 8–12
 

CCA Illuminated at Design Within Reach
May 9
6-8 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Furniture events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Glass

Lecture by Helen Lee
April 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Glass events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Graphic Design

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Types & Characters: A History of CCA Type Design
May 2-10
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, May 2, at 7:15 p.m.

Graphic Design Senior Thesis and Junior Review Exhibition
Friday, May 10
10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Graphic Design (Advanced Design Studios) Exhibition
Friday, May 10
10 a.m.-9 p.m.
 

Graphic Design Level 3 Review
May 6-10
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Reception: Monday, May 6, 6-9 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

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

Illustration

Illustration Junior Review Exhibition
April 8-12
Reception: Monday, April 8, 6-7 p.m.
 

Illustration Spring Thesis Exhibition
May 6-10
Reception: Thursday, May 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Illustration 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

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Trajectory: Interaction Design Sophomore Skills Review Exhibition
April 15-20

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

Industrial Design

Industrial Design Senior Thesis Show
Thursday, May 16
7–10 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

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

Interior Design

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Interior Design Final Reviews
May 1

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

Jewelry / Metal Arts

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

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

Painting/Drawing

Senior Painting Exhibition
April 2-13
Noon–5 p.m.
Reception: Sunday, April 7, 3-5 p.m.
 

Painting Expanded Symposium
Saturday, April 13
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

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

Photography

Lecture by Elin O’Hara Slavick
Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m.-noon
 

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Photography events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Printmaking

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Printmaking events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Sculpture

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Sculpture events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Textiles

Baccalaureate Exhibition
May 16-21
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

See Textiles events for a comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Visual Studies

Visual Studies Senior Symposium
Monday, April 8
4–7 p.m. (Reception to follow)

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

Writing and Literature

HearSay Reading Series: Humble Pie Volume 8 Launch Party
Tuesday, May 7
7:30–9:30 p.m.

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

Graduate Programs

Beginning April 15, you can visit the MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibitions website to learn about participating artists from each of CCA's 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)

Architecture Graduate Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday, April 5-6
 

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Architecture Final Reviews
May 3-5
 

Architecture Division Awards Ceremony and Reception
Saturday, May 4
6-8 p.m.
 

Graduate Thesis Exhibitions
May 16-25
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.
Learn more »

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

Curatorial Practice

Curatorial Practice Thesis Symposium
Saturday, April 4
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 7
Noon–5 p.m.
 

Words and Places: Etel Adnan: Curatorial Practice Thesis Exhibition
April 17–June 9
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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

Design

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 7
Noon–5 p.m.
 

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Visions & Revisions: Graduate Program in Design Thesis Exhibition
Watch the teaser »
May 16-25
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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

Fine Arts

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 7
Noon–5 p.m.
 

Painting Expanded Symposium
Saturday, April 13
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
 

ENGAGE Open House: Towards a Creole Procession
Saturday, April 13
5-9 p.m.
 

26th Annual Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition
April 18-30
Reception: Wednesday, April 17, 5-7 p.m.
 

MFA Thesis Exhibition
May 16–25
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.
 

Graduate Program in Design Thesis Exhibition
May 16-25
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.

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

MBA in Design Strategy

Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA
April 8–12
Multiple-event listing
 

Graduate Thesis Exhibitions
May 16-25
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-10 p.m.
Learn more »

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

Visual and Critical Studies

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 7
Noon–5 p.m.
 

Visual and Critical Studies Thesis Symposium
Saturday, April 27
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

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

Writing

Word. World. 2013: Thesis Readings
Friday, April 5
7–9 p.m.
 

Word. World. 2013: Thesis Readings
April 19
7–9 p.m.
 

Word. World. 2013: Thesis Readings
April 26
7–9 p.m.
 

Word. World. 2013: Thesis Readings
Friday, May 3
7–9 p.m.

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