students in an art gallery, some wearing masks
School of Art gallery night

California Institute of the Arts is renowned internationally as a game-changer in the education of professional artists. The transformative cultural impact of our alumni shows why: We bring out visionary creative talent unlike any other university, school or conservatory. An all-inclusive community for a diversity of authentic voices, CalArts today offers more than 70 comprehensive degree programs in the visual, performing, media and literary arts.


CalArtians Nominated for 2019 Emmy Awards

Nominees for the 71st Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday, July 16, at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, Calif. CalArtians are nominated in numerous categories this year, including Acting, Picture Editing, Lighting Design, Production Design, Sound Editing and Animation.

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CalArtians Invited to Join The Academy

On July 1, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2019 class, inviting 842 new members to join the organization behind the Oscars. Among the many industry leaders being tapped by the Academy this year are a number of CalArtians.

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Ian Walker

Ian Walker
Composition BFA 15

My mother was a pianist and my first piano teacher. I sang as a child, took a break right around adolescence when my voice dropped, and I began singing again in rock bands when I was 15 or 16. After some classical training I...

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