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Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm
"Go Fish," 1994, film still [courtesy Frameline]

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: John Jenkins, jjenkins@cca.edu

Rose Troche is an award-winning writer, director, and producer of both film and television. Her first feature, Go Fish (1994), was released to wide acclaim, garnering awards at The Berlin, London, Rimini, and Deauville Film Festivals.

It also won the prestigious Open Palm at New York’s Gotham Awards.

Bedrooms and Hallways (1998) followed, receiving the audience award at the London Film Festival. 2003 saw the release of Troche’s third feature, The Safety of Objects (2001), which received stellar reviews and went on to open the San Sebastian International Film Festival, and win best feature and best actress (Patricia Clarkson) at The Deauville Film Festival.

That same year Troche completed the pilot for Showtime’s The L Word and went on to direct, write, and co-executive produce the series through six seasons.

Troche also directed the pilot for the popular teen series, South of Nowhere, where she remained as a consulting producer and director. She has also directed award-winning series including Six Feet Under, Ugly Betty, and Law & Order.

In 2011 she executive produced Hunting Season, an eight-part web series. Troche produced Concussion (2013), Stacie Passon’s debut feature that premiered in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

She also wrote and directed Elliot King Is 3rd for ITVS Future States.

She is set to go into production on her fifth feature, Wendy Drinks Beer for Breakfast and is currently developing Sugar, an interactive web series set to go live in the fall of 2014.

About the 2013-14 Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Each lecture is premised on the notion of "signal years." Each invited speaker will address a year of significance in his or her field or practice and link it to related transformations in the broader realms of politics and culture.

Charting a fascinating chronology over a wide range of disciplines, the series takes a close look at past moments that continue to resonate today.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

 

May 5–8

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., May 8, 7 p.m. (Back of Nave)
Free and open to the public
More info: Michecia Jones, mjones@cca.edu

Come view and celebrate the work of CCA’s senior Illustration class. This exhibition is the result of Illustration 6: Thesis, the final course in a series required for Illustration majors.

Each student chooses a topic and produces 12 to 15 images that explore the topic in depth. The result is a personal statement and a unified portfolio demonstrating the very best the student has to offer at the time of graduation.

May 5–9

All events are free and open to the public.
More info: Vikki Del Rosario, vdelrosario@cca.edu
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L3R: Level 3 Review Exhibition

May 5–9, Nave Alcove, SF campus

Thesis Presentations

Fri, May 9, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Nave Alcove & Timken Lecture Hall

Thesis, Transition to Professional Practice, L3R: Reception & Celebration

Fri, May 9, 6–8 p.m., Nave Alcove & Timken Lecture Hall

Description

The L3R exhibition is an opportunity for junior-level students to formally present an overview of their work and assess their overall progression within CCA’s Graphic Design Program. Incorporating work from three semesters of Graphic Design courses, their comprehensive projects for Level 3 studio course are featured.

Senior students present their semester-long thesis projects, representing the culmination of the arc of their progression within the Graphic Design Program. We join together in celebrating their accomplishments and this major milestone.

Senior portfolios, developed in the Transition to Professional Practice studio, will also be on display.

L3R poster design: Reymundo Perez

Presented by CCA's Film and MFA in Film Programs

Thursday, May 8, 7:00–10:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: 5:30 p.m. (Production Stage)
Free and open to the public
More info: Yvie Raij, film@cca.edu or 415 551.9282

Join us for a double-billing year-end extravaganza: BFA Film Senior Show and screenings of first-year MFA in Film student work. We'll also have screenings of the sophomore and junior Best Film award winners as well as our year-end Awards Ceremony!

Saturday, May 10, 6:00–9:30 pm

The NWBLK | 1999 Bryant Street | San Francisco

Free and open to the public
More info: Vikki Del Rosario at vdelrosario@cca.edu

Ranging from flatpack material studies to alchemical experiments with bio-resin, USED, the senior review exhibition of CCA's Furniture Program, reexamines the roles of a diverse array of materials and processes.

Each student's select body of work explores a different facet of the way we experience furniture -- and the way materials are chosen, transformed, and elevated by makers today. 

Poster design: Anna Carollo

May 15–20

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Opening Reception: Thurs., May 15, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 510.658.1224 or 510.658.3176

The best work of CCA's graduating students, featuring works in all media, from painting to sculpture, photography, design, and more.

See other year-end celebratory events »

Please note: On Thursday, May 15, the exhibition does not open to the public until the reception begins at 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 15, 10:00 am–9:00 pm

Astro Studio | 348 6th Street | San Francisco 94103

Reception: 6-9 p.m.
Free and open to the public
More info: Alex Vikmanis, avikmanis@cca.edu

Join us in celebrating the thesis work of CCA's inaugural graduating class of Interaction Design students.

 

 

 

Presented by the Graduate Program in Fine Arts

May 15–24

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Opening Reception: Thurs., May 15, 6-10 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Exhibition hours: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily
More information: Jessica Skloven at jskloven@cca.edu

The Graduate Program in Fine Arts is proud to present the 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition. The program has an interdisciplinary orientation that supports both the crossing and merging of mediums as well as the investigation and use of content from diverse areas of thought.

Our MFA in Fine Arts program stimulates students to hone their skills and expand their ideas through a critically engaged artistic practice, while providing them with a greater awareness of the global context within which contemporary art is made and circulated.

This exciting exhibition is the culmination of a demanding course of study, production, and review.

We welcome you to witness the results and join us in congratulating the graduating class of 2014.

(Please note: On Thursday, May 15, the exhibition does not open to the public until the reception begins at 6 p.m.)

Please visit our archive of MFA student work.

May 15–24

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., May 15, 6-10 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9214

The best work of CCA's graduating students, featuring works in all media.

Formworks: Architecture Thesis Exhibition (Note: off-campus location)
MFA Thesis Exhibition ("MFA Show")
Graduate Program in Design Thesis Exhibition

 

Please note on Thursday, May 15, the exhibition does not open to the public until the reception begins at 6 p.m.

More info: Graduate Thesis Exhibitions website

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Thursday, May 15, 6:00–10:00 pm

Lime Lab | 135 Mississippi Street | San Francisco 94107

Free and open to the public
More info: Alex Vikmanis, avikmanis@cca.edu

Join us at Lime Lab and see the culmination of individual year-long thesis projects presented by 37 graduating Industrial Design students. Students worked from the theme of "fear" and developed products and solutions that work toward social change and the future of design.

 

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