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School of Music: From Soundstream at the Troubadour

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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Daron Nefcy

Daron Nefcy
Character Animation BFA 09

I was pitching ideas for shows while I was still a student at CalArts. My first job out was on Warner Bros.’ MAD. It ran on Cartoon Network for many seasons and was cool because I got to make my own mini films....

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