School of Film/Video
The School of Film/Video at CalArts is singularly devoted to filmmaking as a personal, independent art form.
The school supports an expansive range of film and media production: dramatic narrative, documentary, essay film, experimental live-action, character-based story animation, experimental animation, interactive media, live projection performance, installation, and interdisciplinary collaborations.
We offer four challenging programs, each one with its own specialized curriculum focusing on specific areas in filmmaking. At the same time, all four share an ethos in combining rigorous practical training with theoretical inquiry, hands-on production with aesthetic reflection.