Sian Bliss, MFA Experimental Animation, lighting installation 'Liminal Edge'
Sian Bliss, MFA Experimental Animation, lighting installation 'Liminal Edge'

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 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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CalArts Alumna Laura Jean Anderson Featured on NPR

Last week, NPR's All Songs Considered posted a story on CalArts alum Laura Jean Anderson's (BFA Music 14) latest song. The feature premiered "Silence Won't Help Me Now," the singer-songwriter's debut single, which is available now via B3SCI Records. More about the single from Cyrena...

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CalArts Student Yonatan Tal’s Film Premiered on Disney XD

For the first time ever, Disney XD broadcast a short film created by a student—a CalArts' student—on its television network. The cable channel first aired Yonatan Tal's (Film/Video BFA 17) Nightmare in the Morning last Saturday (March 24) at 9 pm. Nightmare in the...

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CalArtians Among 2018 Ann Arbor Film Festival Award Winners

The 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival, held earlier this month (March 20-25) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, honored several CalArtians with filmmaker awards. Festival winners include: Current student Yanyu Dong (Film/Video MFA 17) earned the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker for her...

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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...

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