Art and Dance performance, "Cat's Cradle"

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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Tariq Tapa

Tariq Tapa
Film Directing MFA 08

When I came to CalArts I had limiting preconceptions about how to achieve the kinds of dramatic effects I wanted in my films. The faculty helped by pointing out precisely where I had missed opportunities in editing a scene, or...

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