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Parents' eNewsletter

OCTOBER 2014

A Weekend to Remember

CalArts Weekend is the one time of year when parents can immerse themselves in the innovative arts education offered by the Institute. Read more...

A Conversation with Provost Jeannene Przyblyski

In early September, with the new academic year just beginning, Provost Jeannene Przyblyski sat down with Parents eNewsletter staff to talk about new developments at CalArts. Read more...

Dedicated to Animate

Stephanie Delazeri and Ben Hunter, BFA-1 students in experimental animation, started preparing for CalArts earlier than most other students. Read more...

The Evolution of Two International Students

The following two stories about artists from Korea and China reveal how a CalArts education can alter an artist’s outlook and practice. Read more...

Paving the Way for CalArtians’ Careers

Rita Soultanian, CalArts’ new director of Career Services, has been helping students define their career paths even before it was her profession. Read more...

AUGUST 2014

A Dean for All Students

Shortly after new Dean of Student Affairs Travis Greene joined CalArts in July, he changed the name of his department from “The Office of Student Affairs” to simply “Student Affairs.” While that may seem like a minor alteration, the symbolism is important. Read more...

Developing Classroom Skills for Budding Teaching Artists

Two years ago, CAP administrators met with parents, teachers, school officials, representatives of social service organizations and others, to help plan the CAP Residency to better equip CalArts students for future careers as teaching artists. Read more...

Mixing Cultural Influences into Music

Jeronimo “Jxel” Rajchenberg, a third-year student in the Performer-Composer Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Program in The Herb Alpert School of Music, is driven to explore. Case in point: in the middle of his undergraduate studies in Mexico City, he took a year off from 1999 to 2000 to live with indigenous people in the state of Chiapas. Read more...

Advancing Student Careers

To better prepare students for life after CalArts, Rita Soultanian has joined the Institute as Director of Career Services, a new position in Student Affairs. Read more...

CalArts Weekend Cometh

While many institutions of higher learning host homecoming weekends each fall, occasioned by a Big Game (i.e. football), CalArts Weekend showcases the Institute’s creative titans. Read more...

JUNE 2014

A Stellar Graduation

On the evening on May 16, hundreds of students, faculty, staff, family members and friends celebrated the accomplishments of 237 new BFAs, 200 MAs and MFAs, one DMA and two theater students receiving certificates of fine arts at the 2014 CalArts graduation. Read more...

CalArts Graduation In Pictures

Photos from CalArts Graduation 2014. Read more...

From Auction to Action for Endowed Scholarships and a New Art Building

Thanks to spirited bidding, the May 14 auction of work at Christie's New York by CalArts' distinguished alumni artists and other art luminaries was a rousing success. Read more...

Taking CalArts’ International Conversations into the World

In this latest installment of a continuing series on international collaborations and conversations at CalArts, we focus on a project that hopes to send CalArtians to the Middle East to affect positive change. Read more...

A Multitasking Musician

A few weeks before Jodie Landau marched in the CalArts processional at the start of the Institute's graduation ceremonies as a newly-minted BFA, he was already working as a professional conductor. Read more...

MAY 2014

CalArts’ Program in Character Animation Ranks Highest Among U.S. Colleges

Even before Vanity Fair magazine featured many of CalArts’ famous animation alumni in a story in its Oscars’ issue in March, it was generally accepted by industry professionals that the animation programs at CalArts were exceptional. Read more...

Creative Caring at CalArts

In a playful version of a Wild West town on a ranch in the Santa Clarita Valley, about one dozen CalArts students were recently painting a colorful billboard-sized mural under a hot sun, deploying their practical art-making skills to depict a western landscape. Read more...

Honoring and Remembering an Esteemed Artist and Educator

When longtime CalArts faculty member, documentary photographer and filmmaker Allan Sekula passed away last August, his absence created a hole in the heart of the Institute. Read more...

Man in Motion

This is the world of motion graphics, and CalArts took an adventurous step last year when it launched a new graduate specialization in the field. Read more...

Sparking Creativity Through International Interactions

Whether students are from the U.S. or other countries, their exposure to students from other parts of the world can steer them in new directions. Recently, several students discussed their unique experiences of international interactions at CalArts. Read more...

FEBRUARY 2014

CalArtians Reach Collaborative Heights in Disney Design Competition

CalArts offers its students many opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, and in a recent Disney competition, four CalArtians, each with his or her own special expertise, joined forces to show off their interdisciplinary skills. Read more...

Headed for Success

How CalArts prepares its graduates to compete for careers in the creative professions. Read more...

An Un-Common Space

In January, CalArts launched CommonSpace, a unique and versatile online community designed to foster collaboration and creative connectivity within CalArts and beyond. Read more...

Supporting Arts on the Forefront

One reason why CalArts is among the leading arts institutions in the U.S. is its strong emphasis on interdisciplinary art practice and collaboration among students across its six schools. Both were in evidence recently at a special event for CalArts supporters, including parents of CalArtians. Read more...

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