Thursday, September 8

DAY 5: CHARTING THE COURSE

9 am to 12 pm

First-Year Course Advising Day 
Will be held online

Students in the following schools please check your emails for Zoom links:

  • Film/Video, Art, Music, and Theater 

​Schools Not Participating: Dance and Critical Studies

If you have any general questions regarding Course Advising Day, you can contact your Orientation Leader for support. 

Course Advising Day Information

 

10 to 1 pm

Self Portrait - Creation Process Day 3 (For School of Dance only)  
Main Building, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater
With Dimitri Chamblas for all new BFA and MFA students.

 

12 to 1 pm

Lunch
Main Building, Steve’s Café 

 

1 to 3 pm

Returning Student Course Advising Day 
Will be held online
This time slot is for all returning students to participate in Course Advising Day.

 

2 to 3 pm

Becoming a Creative Panel: Performance & Visual Arts    
Embassy Suites Tangerine Conference Room
The Patty Disney Center for Life & Work is thrilled to present this panel of discussions between alums working in the creative economy today. The panel will provide a stage for each to share their unique story since graduating from CalArts including pivotal achievements, challenges, and how they’ve applied their CalArts experience to the working world.

Moderated by Center for Life & Work Director Jen Hitchings

Panelists:
Sage Lewis (MFA ‘08 Music)
Nijuel X (MFA ‘15 Producing/Arts Management)
Noga Wind (BFA ‘15 Acting)

 

3 to 4 pm

Becoming a Creative Panel: Film & Media
Embassy Suites Tangerine Conference Room
The Patty Disney Center for Life & Work is thrilled to present this panel of discussions between alums working in the creative economy today. The panel will provide a stage for each to share their unique story since graduating from CalArts including pivotal achievements, challenges, and how they’ve applied their CalArts experience to the working world.

Moderated by Center for Life & Work Asst. Director Lonnie Woods III

Panelists:
Robert Allaire (MFA ‘09 Music Composition)
Dom Aiken (BFA ‘08 Music Composition)
Ed Ghertner (BFA ‘80 Film/Video, Character Animation)
Rich Hyatt (MFA ‘99 Film/Video)
Sara Martin (BFA ‘16 Film/Video)
Jonathan Eden (BFA ‘12, Character Animation)

 

5 to 7 pm

Dinner
Main Building, Steve’s Café

 

7 to 10 pm

Community Gallery Night (Main Gallery) - POSTPONED
Main Building, L-Shape, D300, D301, and Reception Desk
Come see the artworks of current CalArts community members and learn more about the iconic Thursday Gallery Night, which is a student-led opportunity that encourages students to exhibit their work across the Institute.

7 pm

Galaxy Game Night (New event)
Embassy Suites Tangerine Conference Room & Mom's Lounge 

Join us for a game night with snacks and good company. Feel free to bring your own card games, Nintendo Switch, and party tricks to show off.