May 5, 2015

Commencement & thesis events

California College of the Arts (CCA)
The 2014 MFA Show at California College of the Arts. Courtesy California College of the Arts.

California College of the Arts invites the public to the following spring events to see the remarkable work produced by our graduate and undergraduate students. Help us celebrate our soon-to-be alumni as they bring their CCA careers to a close and get ready to embark upon their exciting future endeavors.

Events include exhibitions, film screenings, readings, and our annual fashion show. All are open to the public, and all but the fashion show are free. For a complete list of events, visit


May 4–7
Illustration senior thesis show
CCA San Francisco campus
1111 Eighth Street, the Nave
Hours: Daily 10am7pm
Reception: May 7, 6:30–8:30pm

View and celebrate the work of CCA’s senior Illustration class.


May 6, 7:30pm
Humble Pie launch party
CCA Oakland campus
5212 Broadway, Nahl Hall

A release party for CCA’s undergraduate literary journal Humble Pie, featuring an open mic and readings by poets and writers published in volume 12.


May 7, 7–10pm
Double Exposure
CCA San Francisco campus
1111 Eighth Street, Timken Lecture Hall

The undergraduate senior Film show, plus screenings of work by MFA in Film students and sophomore and junior award winners.


May 8, 12 & 14, 6–9pm
Furniture Design Senior Show
Heron Arts, 7 Heron Street
San Francisco

The graduating Furniture students present their final studio projects.


May 11–15
Interaction Design Senior Thesis Exhibition
fuseproject, 1401 16th Street
San Francisco
Hours: Daily 10am–6pm
Reception: May 14, 6–9pm

A celebration of CCA’s graduating class of Interaction Design students.


May 14, 6–9pm
Industrial Design Senior Thesis Show
PCH Lime Lab, 135 Mississippi Street
San Francisco

Works by the graduating Industrial Design students presented during an evening of food, drinks, music, and design.


May 14–18
Architecture Division graduating student exhibition
CCA San Francisco campus
184 Hooper Street, Graduate Center Atrium
Hours: May 15–18, 10am–7pm
Reception: May 14, 6–9pm

CCA’s Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture, and Interior Design graduating students exhibit their work.


May 14–23
Baccalaureate exhibition
CCA San Francisco campus
1111 Eighth Street, Campus Center Galleries
Hours: May 15–23, 10am7pm
Reception: May 14, 6–10pm

Celebrating the creativity and accomplishments of CCA’s undergraduate class of 2015, this exhibition features their best work, in all media.


May 14–23
MFA thesis exhibition
Location: CCA San Francisco campus
1111 Eighth Street, the Nave
Hours: May 15–23, 10am7pm
Reception: May 14, 6–10pm

Presented by the Graduate Program in Fine Arts, the showfeatures the best work, in all media, by graduate students about to receive their degrees.


May 15, 8pm
Annual fashion show
CCA San Francisco campus
1111 Eighth Street, Back Lot (event tent)

Tickets: T +1 415 551 9330 or
A juried runway show featuring works by graduating Fashion Design students.


About California College of the Arts
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) offers 22 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers BFA, BA, MFA, MA, MBA, BArch, MArch, and MAAD degrees. It has campuses in San Francisco and Oakland and currently enrolls 2,000 full-time students. CCA students are encouraged to work in an interdisciplinary manner, undertaking projects and collaborations with students in other majors and engaging with outside communities.

Noted alumni include the artists Nathan Oliveira, Jules de Balincourt, Robert Arneson, Robert Bechtle, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the Oscar-winning filmmaker Audrey Marrs; the illustrator Tomie de Paola; the conceptual artists Harrell Fletcher, David Ireland, and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas, Michael Vanderbyl, and Gary Hutton. For more information about CCA, visit

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