CCA 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.

Oakland and San Francisco campuses

March 11–April 12, 2013

Visit California College of the Arts for one of our many March Madness opportunities!

Portfolio Reviews & Appointments

Appointments to meet with an undergraduate Enrollment Counselor are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses.

Appointments are a good opportunity to receive a portfolio review, or to discuss the needs involved in your personal transition to college.

Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.

Class Visits

Prospective students will have the opportunity to sit in on a variety of courses offered during March. RSVP is required. Please see the Class Visit Request Form for available courses available online in February.

Campus Tours

Undergraduate tours of both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. on the Oakland campus and at 1:30 p.m. on the San Francisco campus. Campus tours are approximately one hour in length and are often led by a current CCA student or enrollment counselor. Book your campus tour » Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.

Saturday Tours
On Saturday, March 16, and Saturday, March 23, CCA will host a tour of both the Oakland and San Francisco campuses.

Participants begin on the Oakland campus at 9 a.m. with an enrollment counselor-led information session followed by a student-led campus tour.

Immediately following the Oakland visit, all participants will board a shuttle to participate in a San Francisco campus tour. The shuttle will return to Oakland at 1 p.m.

Please see the Saturday Tour event posting in February for specific information on how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity.

RSVP for either Saturday Tour by visiting the event calendar posting (see links above).

Information Sessions

Immediately following both the San Francisco and Oakland campus tours, enrollment counselors will lead a general undergraduate information session. Information sessions allow for visitors to learn more about CCA, ask questions, and benefit from the input of a larger group.

Monday and Friday information sessions are available at 11 a.m. (Oakland campus) and at 2:30 p.m. (San Francisco). RSVP is not required.

Virtual Information Sessions

Can't make it to campus? Participate in an online Webex Virtual Information Session. All students are invited to join an enrollment counselor online at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in March.

Transfer and second-degree students are invited to join an enrollment counselor online at 6 p.m. every Tuesday during March.

Please RSVP for a virtual information session in March.

Drop-In Financial Aid Visits

The Office of Financial Aid will be available for drop-in appointments with a financial aid counselor on both the San Francisco and Oakland campus every Monday and Friday during March.

Skype Call-Ins (International Students)

International students are encouraged to contact the Enrollment Services Office Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. (PST). General inquiries and current applicants are encouraged to participate. RSVP is not required. Skype: cca.admission

March 1–30, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Friday, March 1, 2013, 6-8 pm
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

Cinematic Moments is the first exhibition in an annual series titled The Order of Things drawn from the Kadist Art Foundation Collection. The exhibition aims to break down the structure and production of cinema -- specifically film, an important facet of California culture—into stages that are normally obscured.

Cinematic Moments asks what type of knowledge an exhibition is capable of producing, particularly as an exploration of the workings of a preexisting form of production -- a form that is directly related to the culture of its California surroundings. Cinematic Moments is constructed as an architecture that invites the viewer to step inside a moment in time.

The exhibition begins with a small book by the artist John Miller, who is based in New York and Berlin. His works, which range from painting to installation, are often critical yet humorous recapitulations of images and sets from iconic American films and television programs. It is a series of prosaically written descriptions of moments Miller deems cinematic.

Often no longer than five sentences in length, the descriptions range from a solicitous internal monologue to illustrations of specific visual scenes and emotional states. They are often mundane, yet strikingly real. Miller’s book collides individual moments such as scenes from a film, one negative after another, through simple juxtaposition.

Featured Artists

Mauricio Ancalmo, Erick Beltrán, David Berezin, Yoan Capote, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Nathaniel Dorsky, Haris Epaminonda, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Charles Gaines, Ryan Gander, Loris Gréaud, Jiří Kovanda, Benoît Maire, Koki Tanaka, Ian Wallace, Haegue Yang

Cinematic Moments is curated by A. Will Brown (MA Curatorial Practice 2012). Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in art history and psychology from Goucher College.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator’s Forum.

January 22–March 30, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Note: The Wattis has a new location -- 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)

Reception: Tues., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

The Way Beyond Art 4: Infinite Screens is coorganized with the Film Program and features Hearsay of the Soul (2012) by the acclaimed filmmaker and artist Werner Herzog. It will be the West Coast premiere of this work. The piece resurrects works by the Dutch Golden Age painter and printmaker Hercules Pieterszoon Segers as cinematic projections in a five-channel video work with a musical score by the composer Ernst Reijseger.

The Wattis will present an accompanying program of weekly talks by CCA Film faculty and Bay Area artists and programmers focused on today’s rapidly evolving media landscape. These presentations will expand the content of the exhibition, further develop the research around these topics, expose students and audiences to a wider breadth of moving-image practices, and incorporate a multitude of voices and perspectives.

The Infinite Screens exhibition and public programs are made possible through the support of the Kadist Art Foundation; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; and a Cinema Visionaries grant.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator's Forum.

September 4, 2012–May 10, 2013
Touring the Social Imaginary

CATALYSTRANSIT is a project organized by Ana Labastida, circulating through the Bay Area’s Casual Carpool from Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland to Fremont Street in San Francisco, that questions how we interpret the mundane moments during commutes.

To participate, or for more information, visit www.catalystransit.com.

This project is part of Touring the Social Imaginary, a series of exhibitions and participatory, public programs across the Bay Area organized by PLAySPACE, that map the social imaginary using research-intensive processes to ask questions about places and the people that inhabit them.

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About PLAySPACE

PLAySPACE, The Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, is a graduate student-run exhibition program. It provides the resources for student curators to conceptualize and present programming that is especially appropriate for, and oriented toward, the academic community.

This programming is presented in various venues and locations throughout the community.