About CalArts Graduation

California Institute of the Arts invites presented the 2021 Virtual Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2021, at 6 pm PDT.

On May 14, 2021, more than 300 graduates celebrated the conclusion of their studies at CalArts and were conferred their degrees. However, due to the social restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, CalArts and the Office of Student Experience decided to produce a virtual, live-streamed ceremony so that students, alumni, family, and friends can celebrate our graduates from the safety and comfort of home.

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Graduation Program

  • Pre-show 
  • Opening Remarks
    • President's Address
    • Student Union President and Student Trustee Address
    • Provost's Address
    • Keynote: Ramsey Naito, Trustee (Art MFA 95)
    • Chairman of the Board Address
  • Presentation of Graduates
    • School of Dance
    • Interschool
    • School of Critical Studies 
    • School of Music
    • School of Film/Video
    • School of Theater
    • School of Art 
  • Finale with Laganja Estranja (Dance BFA 11)
  • After Party! 

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