Even if you don't have a student graduating from Cal State University Monterey Bay, it's great to see their talent at play during the Capstone Festival.
At CSUMB, all students must complete a capstone project in their final year, publicly presenting and defending the project or portfolio of work that demonstrates what they have learned. They do this each spring at the Capstone Festival, which is organized by academic departments.
Capstone projects represent the skills, knowledge and abilities developed over the course of a student's education at CSUMB. They include research presentations, original poetry, oral histories, installation art, photography, performances, tabletop exhibits, films and videos, multimedia works, computer visualizations, and more.
Presentations will be held all day on May 17 and 18 at various locations around campus. The festival ends on Friday night with the Teledramatic Arts and Technology students showing their work in the World Theater starting at 6 p.m. Twenty-four short films will be screened. Admission is free.
New this year is a matinee showing of the teledramatic art students’ work, which will get under way at 1 p.m. on May 18 in the World Theater. The theater is located on Sixth Avenue near the intersection with A Street.
A complete schedule is available online. Driving directions and a campus map are available here.