The Patty Disney Center for Life and Work at CalArts provides a variety of resources for students and alumnx to help them, as artists, chart their paths to success and sustain themselves as creative leaders in the world.

The Center empowers artists to reach their creative potential by providing workshops, information sessions, an industry speaker series, an annual Career and Opportunity Festival, and a robust internship program.


The office is committed to collaborating with internal, external and community partners to deliver a diversity of career knowledge and experiences preparing students to enter the working world.

Career + Opportunities Fest is The Center for Life and Work's annual career fair for arts industry employers and creative entrepreneurs to meet with Calarts students and alumnx in hopes of forging career connections through tabling, interviews, portfolio reviews/auditions, information sessions and more. The 2024 Career + Opportunites Fest will occur March 7, 2024. Employers interested in participating in 2024 should fill out this form.

2023 Attending Employers

Amplify Arts Project • Arts Bridging The Gap • Assistant Director Training Program • Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Co. • CalArts Student Employment • Clair Global/8th Day Sound • CAP: Community Arts Partnership at CalArts • Emotion Studios •  Flix FX • Good Boy Creative • Grand Jete • Heidi Duckler Dance • Los Angeles Arts Group • Make • One Stop Talents Agency • Piano Play Music Systems • REDCAT • Revry TV • Something Special Studios • Teddy Fresh • Television Academy Foundation • The Famous Group • The Wrap • Tic Toc Games • Tractor Vision • Universal Studios Hollywood Entertainment Dept • Win1 • WTBR TV

Send any questions to Lonnie Woods III, Assistant Director, Career Connections and Development at