Presenting the 2022 Showcase

Visit our online exhibition of interdisciplinary work by graduating and thesis students from across the college, find end-of-year events, and connect on social media.


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For culminating celebrations

Congratulate the creative and intellectual achievements of CCA’s next generation of architects, artists, critical thinkers, designers, historians, filmmakers, photographers, researchers, and writers by exploring their work in the 2022 Showcase.

As creative citizens, CCA students commit to purpose-driven scholarship through exploration, inquiry, problem-solving, practice, research, and more. The capstone projects shown here empower us collectively to challenge the status quo and actively create a better future. They also remind us how everyday themes such as humor, dreams, hope, and play help anchor our connection to one another.

These graduates and thesis students have made work that makes a difference. Now, they’re ready to act and change the world.

Spotlights

Recognizing outstanding student contributions

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The deans of CCA’s four academic divisions selected students whose submissions to the 2022 Showcase demonstrate excellence in theory and practice.

A special note of welcome from the deans

Commencement is a significant milestone of personal and academic achievement. For the Class of 2022, it is also a marker of their enormous tenacity and strength. A new generation of CCA-educated artists, architects, curators, designers, strategists, filmmakers, and writers has emerged. We’re honored to share the work of these exceptional graduates through the Class of 2022 Showcase.

This year marks our return to teaching and learning together on campus in our labs, studios, and galleries. These students have created work that is deeply compelling and ambitious. Their accomplishments attest to their perseverance and passion as well as their commitment to making art and design that matters.

Now more than ever, we value these students’ critical insights and will rely upon their creative energy to envision new ways of being and making during these rapidly changing times. We’re eager to see where their practices take them. They will undoubtedly continue to transform the world, and our experience of it, through their craft, care, and vision.

To our new graduates: we applaud you. Congratulations, Class of 2022!

— Dean of Architecture Keith Krumwiede, Dean of Design Helen Maria Nugent, Dean of Fine Arts Sunny A. Smith, and Dean of Humanities & Sciences TT Takemoto

Explore the showcase by division and program

Architecture

Architecture

We envision architecture that can change the world for the better, by combining innovation in our fields with social and environmental impact. Our work addresses critical global issues—including climate change, resource scarcity, and housing inequity—through deep research, theoretical speculation, and design action.

Design

Design

We engage with the most pressing challenges of our time and imagine what’s next by applying the full range of a designer’s toolset, from research and ideation to strategic foresight and iterative prototyping. Our work is driven by an ambition to create a world we want to live in.

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

We are truth-seekers, culture workers, storytellers, and activists. With curiosity, honesty, and self-reflection, we boldly confront reality, using our creativity to craft a repository of collective memory and to ignite others to envision the future differently.

Humanities and Sciences.

Humanities & Sciences

We activate interdisciplinary modes of critical and creative expression to delve into the social, political, and historical dimensions of our changing times. Our work embraces social transformation and worldbuilding through writing, visual analysis, curatorial practice, and comics.

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Happenings hosted by academic programs

Opportunities to celebrate theory and practice

The 2022 Showcase and its associated celebrations are free and open to the public, from in-person events to digital experiences. All can access and explore interdisciplinary thesis work and capstone projects; attend in-person readings, online symposiums, and the fashion experience; view animations and films, and more. These occasions connect the next generation of creative visionaries with art and design communities from the Bay Area—and beyond.

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Nov. 29, 2022

PRE-COLLEGE APPS OPEN ON DECEMBER 1 FOR SUMMER 2023 📣 Feel out studio life at CCA and meet other artists and designers. You'll also earn three college credits and make work for your future (art school) portfolio. ⁠

🌁 Save the date for your summer in San Francisco: July 6 - August 2, 2023

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Nov. 23, 2022

Anke Larsen-Yskamp (@alarsenyskamp) takes us through a day in the life of an Individualized Studies major. The day includes taking BART to campus, working as a studio assistant in for @ccatextiles, and building a hanging sculpture.

Anke is one of 23 @ccafinearts seniors presenting their capstone projects in an exhibition at @SOMArts on November 30th. Don’t miss it!

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Nov. 22, 2022

Thanks to everyone who pulled up to Homecoming + Holiday Fair! The Half-Century Club celebrated alumni who graduated 50 years ago. Guests shopped handmade goods from 120 vendors. Our shops and studios opened up for public demonstrations. We vibed with @ccaradio. There was also a petting and drawing zoo, balloon artist, fortune teller, food trucks 🥳️ See you again next year! ⁠

CCA’s Homecoming + Holiday Fair is an annual event presented by the Alumni Association (@ccartsalumni) and the Office of Student Life (@ccastudentlife_).

🎥: @tjastone

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Nov. 12, 2022

The 27th Annual Hamaguchi Awards Exhibition is on view through November 18 at RayKo Photo Center. ⁠

The Hamaguchi Printmedia Scholarship Awards were established to foster excellence and dedication in the study and practice of printmedia. These undergraduate Printmedia students have been awarded the 2020 Yozo Hamaguchi Printmedia Scholarship, where each student received a $3,000 tuition scholarship. A winner from our graduate program was also selected to receive a scholarship from the Printmedia program. Congratulations to Lauren Bartlett (Printmedia), Benjamin Crocker (Printmedia), Marisol Lara (Individualized Studies), Anke Larsen-Yskamp (Individualized Studies), Daniela Segovia (Individualized Studies), and Jason Stern (Fine Arts). ⁠

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'8288 Skyline Circle,' Lauren Bartlett, 2022

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