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School of Theater's Costume Shop

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.

CalArts Alum Ellen Reid Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Music

Composer, sound artist and CalArts alum Ellen Reid was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music for prism, "a bold new operatic work that uses sophisticated vocal writing and striking instrumental timbres to confront difficult subject matter: the effects of sexual and emotional abuse."

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Leila Navon

Leila Navon
Music Technology BFA 14

Like most music students, my background was in classical music. Before coming to CalArts I thought I wanted to do studio recordings, DJ-ing and scratching with vinyl records. But when I got here, I realized that the art world...