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MFA Creative Writing reading at Skylight Books

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 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

The 62nd annual Recording Academy Grammy Award nominations were announced this morning (Wednesday, Nov. 20). Several CalArtians are among the extensive list of nominees recognized for their contributions to the music industry.

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John Schwerbel

John Schwerbel
Jazz BFA 14

When I entered CalArts I thought I was only interested in performing, but two amazing teachers and mentors, David Roitstein and Lauren Pratt, widened my scope of possibilities. I learned concert production from Lauren, who...

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