Here’s What You Need to Know About CalArts Graduation

The courtyard before CalArts Graduation 2013

CalArts is known for its nontraditional graduation ceremony, so here’s what first-time attendees should expect.

Expect the unexpected:

CalArts graduation

Spotted in the crowd at graduation 2011.

You never know what you might see:

From the 2016 graduation ceremony.

Dogs sometimes steal the show:

We think she walked out to the theme from ‘The Lion King.’

See what we mean?

We <3 CalArts dogs.

More importantly though, graduation is a celebration of the visual and performing arts—the CalArts way.

African drumming and dance ensemble opens the 2016 graduation.

Where else but CalArts?

Balinese dancers at a pre-graduation performance.

And lastly, graduation is a celebration of our students and families, their hard work and their future art-making.


Congratulations, CalArts Class of 2017!

Just a few reminders: The graduation ceremony and processional begins at 6 pm today (Friday) at CalArts. For the first time, the event will be livestreamed.

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