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Tech Extravaganza Concert at CalArts, 2018

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.


All Eyes On Me: Q&A with Art Student Jaya Kang

The inspiration for All Eyes On Me, Jaya Kang’s (Art BFA 20) recent third year mid-residency show at CalArts, was a collection of craft kit "googly eyes." Imbued with humor, Kang's installation consisted of three parts: video art, sculptures and an Instagram-inspired “oasis”...

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CalArtians Nominated for 61st Annual Grammy Awards

The 61st Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced this morning (Dec. 7). While the list of nominees is extensive, we've already spotted several CalArtians among the nominees who are being recognized for their contributions to the music industry. CalArts alum Greg Kurstin, one of today's...

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CalArtians Nominated for 76th Annual Golden Globes

On Dec. 5, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominations for the Golden Globe Awards, recognizing excellence in domestic and foreign film and television. For the second year in a row, CalArts School of Theater alumna Alison Brie (BFA 05) is nominated for Best Performance by...

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Daniel Charon

Daniel Charon
MFA 13

By the time I enrolled at CalArts, I had performed for 15 years, and was focused on my choreography and teaching. CalArts gave me the time, space and support—with my mentors, faculty and my peers—pushing me forward...

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