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CalArts School of Theater - Rehearsal of 'El Camino Donde Nosotros Lloramos'

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.


Recognizing and Honoring Juneteenth

On this day in history, June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union troops in Galveston Bay, Texas, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. As the country celebrates today, we acknowledge and honor our community members who...

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8 Minutes and 46 Seconds

CalArts asks the entire community to observe a moment of silence and reflection—8 min. and 46 seconds, if possible—at 12:45 p.m. Pacific time today, Thursday, June 4, to coincide with Floyd’s memorial service.

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Black Lives Matter

A Message from President Ravi Rajan to CalArts Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Trustees, Trustees Emeriti on Black Lives Matter.

 

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Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez
Acting MFA 14

I think there is a higher level of expectation for an actor-artist at CalArts than at other places. You’re an active participant in making a piece of art. When I started, I didn’t think I had that capacity as an...

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