Halloween celebration

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 Win 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Editor’s note: Since this year’s Emmys will be awarded over the course of several days, this article will be updated throughout the ceremonies’ run. On Monday, Sept. 14, the 2020, Creative Arts Emmy Awards commenced, with a twist—the prestigious annual award...

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Recognizing and Honoring Juneteenth

On this day in history, June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union troops in Galveston Bay, Texas, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. As the country celebrates today, we acknowledge and honor our community members who...

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8 Minutes and 46 Seconds

CalArts asks the entire community to observe a moment of silence and reflection—8 min. and 46 seconds, if possible—at 12:45 p.m. Pacific time today, Thursday, June 4, to coincide with Floyd’s memorial service.

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Black Lives Matter

A Message from President Ravi Rajan to CalArts Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Trustees, Trustees Emeriti on Black Lives Matter.

 

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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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