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CalArts School of Theater Costume Department

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 Among American Independent Lineup at AFI Fest

Featuring the best of independent filmmaking this year, the American Independents boundary-pushing lineup includes Communion Los Angeles by Peter Bo Rappmund (Film/Video-Music 10) and Adam R. Levine (Film/Video MFA 10) and Jinn by Nijla Mu'min (Film/Video, Creative Writing MFA 13). 

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Catherine Rockhold

Catherine Rockhold
BFA 14

I started working with photography when I was 12 or 13. I used photography and Photoshop as a way to create scenes and stories with found images, working with landscapes, animals, and beautiful colors. After visiting CalArts,...