California Institute of the Arts
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As an internationally recognized school for the performing and visual arts—film, theater, art, dance, music and writing—the CalArts artistic philosophy places an emphasis on an exploration of new paths beyond conventional boundaries. The CalArts educational philosophy is based on close collegial interaction between teachers and students—in class, in production and in one-to-one mentoring. This approach combines rigorous instruction with individualized attention, a process that empowers students to define their own personal objectives—and to develop and refine their own distinctive artistic voices. Given more creative freedom than at traditional art schools and conservatories, our students, in turn, are self-motivated, passionate, and deeply committed to their work. They are accepted into CalArts primarily on the basis of their artistic ability; once here, they produce art from day one.
Notable Alumni Include: Ed Harris, David Hasselhoff , Matt August, Cameron Bancroft, Jesse Borrego, Don Cheadle, Shaughn Bucholtz, Jennifer Elise Cox, Mandy Freund, Bill Irwin, Jessica Kubzansky, Katherine Noon, Alan Loayza, Terence McFarland, Paul Reubens, Beata Pilch, Katey Sagal, Amy Rogers, Catherine Sullivan, Michole Briana White, Simbi Kali Williams.