two dancers on an outdoor stage at CalArts
The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts

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.


New Album: Deviant Resonances by David Rosenboom

On Friday, March 8, PARMA Recordings and Ravello Records releases Deviant Resonances, a new two-disk album by David Rosenboom, dean of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts. Described as “live electronic music with voices and brains,” Deviant Resonances is a progression of...

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Spider-Verse Wins Academy Award for Animated Feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won the Oscar for Animated Feature at last night's Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood. It was directed by CalArts Character Animation alum Bob Persichetti (Film/Video BFA 96) as well as Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman.

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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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