Graduation at ArtCenter


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 Preview — On Thursday evening Grad Show Preview, also known as "Industry Night," is a casual open house style event. Open to alumni, industry partners and potential employers, 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 Saturday morning’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.

ArtCenter Grad Show — On Saturday afternoon, Grad Show officially opens to the public following the Graduation Ceremony. Friends, family and people from across Greater Los Angeles are offered a chance to view the work of our graduating students at a more leisurely pace.

For more information about our individual Graduation activities, incluidng RSVP details, check out our Events calendar. 

ArtCenter Grad Show App

We’re putting finishing touches on a brand new app to help you navigate between campuses, find our graduating students by name and see the most up-to-date schedule of events and activities.

Download the app today!


Spring 2018 Graduation