EventMay 15, 2020

Get Ready for CalArts Virtual Graduation 2020

CalArts Virtual Graduation Ceremony 2020 will be livestreamed on Friday, May 15, at 6 pm PDT.

On Friday, May 15, at 6 pm PDT, CalArts is livestreaming its first-ever Virtual Graduation Ceremony! More than 400 graduates will celebrate the conclusion of their studies at CalArts and be conferred their degrees. 

The entire CalArts community —especially our alumni—have gone to great lengths to make this virtual graduation a fun-filled and meaningful event. One of the program highlights will be the 20+ for 2020 alumni videos. As part of this year’s 2020 theme, distinguished CalArts alums created video messages to impart words of wisdom and offer encouragement to graduates. 

Watch videos throughout the ceremony from:

John Luther Adams (Music BFA 73), Lyndon Barrois (Film/Video MFA 95), Christine Beebe (Film/Video MFA 05), Beatriz Cortez (Art MFA 15), Pete Docter (Film/Video BFA 90), Nataki Garrett (Theater MFA 02), Jorge Gutierrez (Film/Video BFA 97, MFA 00), Ed Harris (Theater BFA 75), Jacques Heim (Dance MFA 91), Naotaka Hiro (Film/Video MFA 01), Mary Ann Kellogg (Dance BFA 75), Mark Kirkland (Film/Video BFA 78), Natalie Metzger (Dance MFA 11), Marco Morante (Theater BFA 02), Mark Osborne (Film/Video BFA 92), John Schwerbel (Music BFA 14), Robin Sukhadia (Music MFA 07), Chrysanthe Tan (Critical Studies MFA 14, Music-Critical Studies MFA 17), Valerie Tevere (Art MFA 97), Irene Tsatsos (Critical Studies MA 10), Margo Victor (Film/Video BFA 05), and Kevin Zambrano (Dance BFA 18). 

Behind the scenes, there’s a team of students, alumni, staff, faculty, and friends who came together and worked tirelessly to produce CalArts Virtual Graduation ceremony:

  • Executive Producer Johnathan Barhite (Art BFA 99)
  • Creative Director Betsy Thurmond Matz (Art BFA 02)
  • Program Director Erin Stephenson (Theater BFA 98)
  • Managing Editor Lindsay Seyffert (Theater-Critical Studies BFA 98)
  • Managing Editor/Animator Charles Quinn (Film/Video MFA 91)
  • Editor Amy Young (Film/Video MFA 11)
  • Editor Gorav Kalyan (Film/Video MFA 15)
  • Editor Marina Santana De la Torre (Film/Video MFA 18)
  • Graphic Designer Michael Collins (Art BFA 99)
  • Animator Mike Enright (Film/Video MFA 00)
  • Producer Bobby Finch
  • Editor Matt Swinsky
  • Editor Tim Reis
  • Student Graphic Designers Jessica Peng (Art BFA 20) and Alejandro Cerutti (Art BFA 20).

Tune into the livestream on our website: calarts.edu/graduation

And for those who can’t make it, or want to watch it again, the Virtual Graduation Ceremony will be available as a “video-on-demand” after the livestream event on May 15.

Congratulations to the CalArts class of 2020!

Event Details

CalArts Virtual Graduation 2020

Friday, May 15, 6 pm PDT
Watch the livestream at calarts.edu/graduation

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