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Graduation and Grad Show

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

Upcoming Graduation Dates

Summer 2024: Saturday, August 17
Fall 2024: Saturday, December 14

See the latest work from graduating ArtCenter students.


Grad Show

ArtCenter graduate meets with prospective employer at grad show

After ArtCenter

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Graduation Activities

Student Presentations and Network Opportunities

These events, hosted by Career and Professional Development, give graduating students the opportunity to network with industry professionals looking to identify talent for current or potential job openings.

Wednesday before Graduation, ArtCenter invites select employers from top companies and studios to participate in live student presentations as the graduates debut their portfolios on Zoom.

Thursday before graduation employers are invited to virtually meet and network with our graduating students in real-time through Zoom and/or auto-schedule future interviews.

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 virtually, 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.

* Days subject to change

Student Leadership Award winner Nini Chen empowered other students


Industry professionals recruit students throughout the year for internships and employment opportunities.