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ArtCenter Grad Show & Graduation

ArtCenter students are constantly in a state of motion, but Graduation week is when the College positively buzzes with activity. Students put the finishing touches on projects, faculty members issue final critiques and graduates-to-be assemble their senior show.

And we do it three times a year.

Why? Because employers look for new talent year round. It’s part of ArtCenter’s longstanding ties to industry, and is also the reason the College accommodates rolling admissions, allowing most students to enroll in the spring, summer or fall.

Graduation Week

Recruitment Open House — On the Thursday before Graduation, ArtCenter invites select employers from top companies and studios to Recruitment Open House. At this event, hosted by Career and Professional Development, graduating students network with industry professionals looking to identify talent for current or potential job openings.

Grad Show — On Thursday evening Grad Show Preview, also known as "Industry Night," is a casual open house style event. Open to alumni, industry partners, potential employers and the general public, guests have the chance to meet our graduates and see the ideas, concepts and projects created by the next generation of artists and designers.

Graduation Ceremony — At Friday’s Graduation Ceremony, educational leaders from the College confer degrees upon our graduating students. In addition to hearing from the Student Leadership Award winner and class Valedictorian, a graduation address is typically offered by a notable artist or designer, a celebrated faculty member or a distinguished alum.

Graduation Livestream — For those unable to attend in person, the Graduation Ceremony is streamed live on our homepage, Facebook and YouTube.

Grad Show — Following the Graduation Ceremony on Saturday afternoon, Grad Show opens once again, providing friends, family and people from across Greater Los Angeles a chance to view the work of our newly minted grads at a more leisurely pace.

For more information about our current schedule of Graduation activities, including location info and RSVP details, check out our Events calendar. 

* Days subject to change