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NOVEMBER 2013

CalArts at Your Fingertips

In October, CalArts began offering classes via Coursera, the popular educational technology company that offers free massive open online courses (MOOCs) over the Internet. Read more...

Helping CalArts Students Navigate Immigration

International students at CalArts who want to remain in the U.S. after graduation often find it daunting to wade through the application process to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Read more...

Proof Positive: The Spirit of Altruism Thrives at CalArts

Recently, a faculty member conducted an informal scientific study to determine whether or not current students upheld the value of altruism. Read more...

AUGUST 2013

Wheel of Fortune

In September, CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) in association with Trans Arts will produce the ancient Greek drama, Prometheus Bound, at the Getty Villa in Malibu. Read more...

Honoring a Gifted CalArts Writer

When Katie Jacobson (Writing Program MFA 2010) passed away last October, her parents, Leslie Jacobson and Jeanine Caltagirone, considered several ways to honor her growing writing prowess. Read more...

A Tale of Two Internships

The experiences of two current students demonstrate how internships can materialize in completely different industries. Read more...

Orientation at CalArts

In a few days, you will send your child off to CalArts—and you may be dropping off a student at college for the first time. Even if you’ve gone through the drill before, you’ll quickly discover that orientation at CalArts is somewhat different than at other schools. Read more...

JUNE 2013

With the 2013 CalArts Commencement recently completed, 183 new CalArts BFAs and 190 MFAs are suddenly free of academic deadlines, and are now–just as suddenly–facing the future. Now what? The good news is that most of these graduates have spent the past few years preparing for this moment, and have already planned either the next step in their educations or the start of their careers. They are soon to discover, if they haven’t already, that their CalArts degrees will open doors that won’t open for everyone. The following stories on Ryan Bancroft, Sophie Diao, and Aaron McKinney focus on three interesting and dynamic young people who are taking their first post-CalArts steps in what promise to be rewarding careers.

Ryan Bancroft

As a performing artist, earning an MFA is usually the culmination of your formal education, but for Ryan Bancroft (MFA Music 13, BFA Music 11), he’s got at least one more step. In September, Bancroft will head to a special conducting program at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Read more...

Sophie Diao

Just a few weeks after graduating from CalArts with a degree in character animation, Sophie Diao (Film/Video BFA 13) will display her work to a worldwide audience of hundreds of millions of people. As a full-time “Google Doodler,” Diao is joining a small team of artists that transforms the Internet company’s distinctive multicolored logo into creative illustrations on its search page, often celebrating the birthdays of historical figures. Read more...

Aaron McKinney

As an African American, McKinney says that his goal is to produce plays about the experiences of African Americans and other minority groups—not just staging them because he finds the subject matter important—but making sure that they find an audience through unique staging or other methods. Read more...

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