California Institute of the Arts

Private University

Los Angeles, United States

The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) was established in 1961 in California, USA. The institute was formed as a result of the merger of two renowned Art institutes of that time, Chouinard Art Institute (founded 1921) and the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music (founded 1883) by the legend Wal Read more


Highlights of California Institute of the Arts

  • Students at the California Institute of the Arts are free to develop their own work and present at any workshops and events on which they enjoy the power of copyright and patent.
  • As a tribute to Walt Disney, the Walt Disney Modular Theatre was established on campus which is an indoor performance space for students.
  • As a homage to a classroom, the California Institute of the Arts also established A113 which is an Easter egg that has been inserted into several animated television shows and feature films produced by Disney.
  • The California Institute of the Arts has also been hosting the state-funded California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) program within the campus.
  • To give a tribute to all music artists, the California Institute of the Arts opened the “Wild Beast”, an on-campus music stadium which serves a place for classrooms and combined indoor-outdoor performance space.
  • Since 1994, The Alpert Award in the Arts  which was launched by The Herb Alpert Foundation and the California Institute of the Arts has been giving a $75,000 no-strings-attached fellowships to five artists in the fields of dance, film and video, music, theatre, and visual arts.
  • Around 72% of students received financial aid in the form scholarships and grants from the California Institute of the Arts.
  • Famous Alumni
    Tim Burton

    Film Director

    John Lasseter

    Film Director and Animator

    Alison Brie


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