CCA's 2017 commencement ceremony took place Saturday, May 13, at Nourse Theater in San Francisco in two back-to-back ceremonies (graduate ceremony first, followed by the undergraduate ceremony).

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2017 Honorary Doctorate

The Helen and Charles Schwab Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Dr. Neal Benezra was recognized by California College of the Arts (CCA) with an honorary doctorate degree at the 110th commencement exercises.

Benezra has initiated pioneering partnerships with artists, collectors, and cultural institutions on the local, national, and international level. Under his leadership the museum has enjoyed a period of unprecedented growth in its collection. He also has a personal connection to the college -- his late father Morris Benezra received his degree  from CCA (then California College of the Arts and Crafts) in 1951 and taught art to many generations of students in the Richmond Unified School District.

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As a service to degree candidates and their families, professional photographers from GradImages will capture images of each candidate during the scroll presentation.

Digital proofs are then sent via email and are available for purchase through GradImages.

Watch Highlights from CCA's 2017 Commencment Ceremony

2017 California College of the Arts (CCA) Commencement