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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 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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Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison
Film and Video MFA 14

My graduate thesis film was about folklore and ghost stories as told through the voices of members of my mother’s family in Trinidad. There’s an element of narrative in my work, but it’s not purely narrative;...

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