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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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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Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison
Film and Video MFA 14

My graduate thesis film was about folklore and ghost stories as told through the voices of members of my mother’s family in Trinidad. There’s an element of narrative in my work, but it’s not purely narrative;...

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