dancers and musicians on stage
World Music Festival

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.

Business Officer magazine interviews CalArts CFO

The National Association of College & University Business Officers will hold their annual conference in Long Beach on July 21-24. As part of their preparation, NACUBO’s national magazine, Business Officer, interviewed executives from schools in the area, including CalArts’s CFO...

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CalArtians Among 2018 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows

On Thursday (April 5), the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced 173 Guggenheim Fellowships (including two joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of scholars, scientists and artists. Not surprisingly, a number of CalArtians were chosen among the 3,000 applicants in the...

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C.O. Thomas

C.O. Thomas
Theater MFA 2008

Suzan-Lori Parks introduced me to CalArts while I was working for The Public Theater in New York. I wanted the opportunity to expand my horizons because by the time I visited CalArts, I knew how to do small theater. Round...