dancers and musicians on stage
World Music Festival

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 Perform in 2018 NOW Festival

Over the course of the next three weekends–July 19-21, July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4–REDCAT’s New Original Works (NOW) Festival presents nine new contemporary dance, theater, music and multimedia performances by Los Angeles-based artists.

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CalArtians Nominated for 2018 Emmy Awards.

Nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, July 12, at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, Calif. CalArts alumni are represented in a number of categories this year including Cinematography, Lighting Design and Art Direction. Director of Photography M. David Mullen...

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Daron Nefcy

Daron Nefcy
Character Animation BFA 09

I was pitching ideas for shows while I was still a student at CalArts. My first job out was on Warner Bros.’ MAD. It ran on Cartoon Network for many seasons and was cool because I got to make my own mini films....

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