Character Animation

Character Animation

BFA

The BFA Program in Character Animation is designed for students who seek an understanding of the art of character performance and storytelling in animation.

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Experimental Animation

Experimental Animation

BFA MFA

Art principles and practices are at the heart of the undergraduate- and graduate-level tracks in Experimental Animation—courses of study designed for innovative artists wishing to develop personal visions within the ever-expanding parameters of animation.

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Film and Video​

Film and Video​

BFA MFA

The Program in Film and Video is designed for students who use film and video as media for personal expression and exploration—those artists for whom independent film and video is a calling and not simply a mode of production.

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Film Directing

Film Directing

MFA

The graduate Film Directing Program for independent dramatic filmmaking enables students to develop innovative approaches to storytelling based on examining the broad spectrum of narrative cinema.

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Interdisciplinary Opportunities

In addition to CalArts' rich and diverse community and naturally collaborative atmosphere, the Institute provides several programs of study that can be pursued concurrently with a student's chosen metier.

Digital Arts Minor

The Minor is designed to help undergraduate students grasp the knowledge to build, engineer and design innovative custom systems.

Digital Arts Minor

Integrated Media

The Integrated Media concentration is designed specifically for MFA students whose creative use of technology—in particular digital media—goes beyond their primary areas of study.

Integrated Media