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School of Art gallery night

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.

Spider-Verse Wins Academy Award for Animated Feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won the Oscar for Animated Feature at last night's Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood. It was directed by CalArts Character Animation alum Bob Persichetti (Film/Video BFA 96) as well as Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman.

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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...