California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

http://calarts.edu/

The CalArts educational philosophy is based on close collegial interaction between teachers and students. 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. California Institute of the Arts educates artists in a learning environment founded on artmaking excellence, creative experimentation, critical reflection and the diversity of voices. To advance the exploration of new forms and expressions, CalArts urges collaboration and reciprocity among artists, artistic disciplines and cultural traditions--both on campus and in ongoing engagement with communities near and far.

Posts from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

  • Left: Paul Rosero. Right: Daniel Watkins. Courtesy of California Institute of the Arts.

    Accepting applications for Art and Technology MFA

    The Art and Technology Program in the School of Art at the The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is currently accepting applications for its two year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree for the 2017–18 academic y[...]

    November 14, 2016

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    MA Aesthetics and Politics program expansion

    Since 2007 the MA in Aesthetics and Politics program has offered a rigorous and dynamic course of study at the heart of CalArts' unique interdisciplinary campus. From the beginning, the MA has enabled students to underta[...]

    October 6, 2016

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    Fall 2016 WHAP! Lecture Series co-hosted by the City of West Hollywood

    WHAP! stands for the West Hollywood Aesthetics and Politics lecture series. Launched in the fall of 2011, the series is co-hosted by the City of West Hollywood and CalArts MA Aesthetics and Politics Program. The series' [...]

    September 14, 2016

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    Seeking President

    California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of President of one of the most distinguished visual and performing arts institutions in the world, one that is [...]

    May 27, 2016

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    Immigration: Art/Critique/Process symposium

    In this two-day symposium on art and immigration, leading creative and critical voices come together to move the discussion beyond the territorialization of identity, and focus instead on the dynamic, ongoing proces[...]

    February 19, 2016

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    Art and Technology Program accepting MFA applications for 2016–17

    The Art and Technology Program in the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is currently accepting applications for its two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree for the 2016–17 academic year.[...]

    December 8, 2015

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    Questioning Aesthetics Symposium: When is Art Political?

    To ask "When is art political?" is to ask what conditions of artistic production and reception make it possible for art to be political. As conditions change, "political art" may no longer be political, "non-political" a[...]

    October 30, 2015

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    Thierry de Duve and Armen Avanessian

    This fall, the MA Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts is delighted to welcome fall 2015 Theorist-in-Residence, art theorist Thierry de Duve. As Theorist-in-Residence, de Duve will give two public lectures. Lectu[...]

    October 5, 2015

  • Sharon Lockhart, Outside AB Tool Crib: Matt, Mike, Carey, Steven, John, Mel and Karl, 2008. Framed chromogenic print, 49 x 62 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

    Sharon Lockhart and Ines Schaber to join faculty of the Photography and Media program

    Dean Thomas Lawson is pleased to announce that photographer/filmmaker Sharon Lockhart and artist/writer Ines Schaber have been appointed to the faculty of the School of Art at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).[...]

    August 19, 2015

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    President Steven D. Lavine to step down in spring of 2017

    Yesterday Tim Disney, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and Steven D. Lavine, President of CalArts, announced that Lavine will step down in May of 2017, after an unprecedented [...]

    June 26, 2015

  • Design: David Chathas, 2014. Digital print, 12 x 18 inches (originally 18 x 24 inches).

    Judith Butler: Theorist-in-Residence in the MA in Aesthetics and Politics program

    This spring, the MA Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts is delighted to welcome 2015 Theorist-in-Residence, philosopher Judith Butler. As Theorist-in-Residence, Professor Butler will give four lectures, all free a[...]

    January 23, 2015

  • David Chathas, Jacques Ranciere: Time, Narration, Politics, 2014. Digital print, 80-lb white paper; 12 x 18 inches.

    Jacques Rancière: spring WHAP! Lecture Series

    Born in Algiers (1940) Jacques Rancière is Emeritus Professor of Aesthetics and Politics at the University of Paris VIII, where he taught from 1969 to 2000 in the Philosophy department; and professor at the European Gra[...]

    December 15, 2014

  • Clifford Landon Pun (MFA 2011), Girl With A Pearl Earring, Meer, 2011. Photography. Courtesy of the California Institute of the Arts.

    Seeking full-time faculty in Photography and Media

    CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of[...]

    November 29, 2014

  • Krista Franklin, Do Androids Dream of How People Are Sheep?, 2010. Mixed media on watercolor paper, 24 x 30 inches. Photo: Stephen Flemister. Courtesy of and copyright Krista Franklin.

    "This Isn’t About the Future: Black Digital Culture Now," a conference organized by the MA in Aesthetics and Politics program

    Curated by MA faculty Douglas Kearney, this year's conference will continue the MA program's investigation into contemporary digital culture from a Black Studies perspective.  The MA Aesthetics and Politics offers a on[...]

    October 15, 2014

  • CalArts: upcoming lecture events and call for applications

    The MA Aesthetics and Politics Program offers a one-year degree that encourages interrogations of the arts and politics in an expanded field. Students specialize in Critical Theory, Global Studies, or Media and Urban Stu[...]

    February 20, 2014

  • CalArts, MA in Aesthetics and Politics Program: The Politics of Parametricism

    This two-day conference includes a range of international experts from architectural practice and theory, and explores urgent questions that concern the social and political ramifications at stake in the evolution of com[...]

    November 4, 2013

  • CalArts: MA in Aesthetics and Politics Program

    Join the MA Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts for the Fall 2013 WHAP! Lecture Series: Literature and the Political Friday, October 4 West Hollywood Public Library, Community Room, 3–6pm and 8pm  Arne De B[...]

    October 7, 2013

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    MA Aesthetics and Politics and the Spring 2013 WHAP! lecture series at CalArts

    The MA Aesthetics and Politics Program offers a one-year degree that encourages interrogations of the arts and politics in an expanded field. Students specialize in Critical Theory, Global Studies, or Media and Urban Stu[...]

    January 26, 2013

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    Dean of the School of Film/Video, California Institute of the Arts: call for applications

    The CalArts School of Film/Video has been ranked among the top 10 film schools in the world by the Hollywood Reporter in 2011 and 2012. CalArts is seeking a dean that will provide the visionary leadership to build upon t[...]

    January 14, 2013

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    Conference: The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism at CalArts

    Join us November 9th–11th for "Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One." Hosted by Arne De Boever (MA in Aesthetics and Politics, CalArts), Warren Neidich (The Delft School of Design, TU Delft School of A[...]

    October 30, 2012

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    MA Aesthetics and Politics at CalArts

    Sensing is doing. Aesthetic transformations are political revolutions. Agree? Disagree? The MA Aesthetics and Politics offers a one-year degree that encourages interrogations of the arts and politics in an expanded fi[...]

    September 19, 2012

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    Faculty Position at CalArts Program in Art

    The Program in Art seeks an accomplished artist with a painting practice, significant exhibition record, and extensive teaching experience. We actively seek and encourage applications from candidates who share the Progr[...]

    June 8, 2012

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    MA in Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts

    Apply for Fall 2012!  The MA in Aesthetics & Politics focuses on the multiplicity of ways in which the aesthetic and the political intertwine. Students work with CalArts' distinguished faculty and visiting speake[...]

    February 15, 2012

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    California Institute of the Arts is looking to hire Digital Media Artist

    The successful candidate will be expected to teach two graduate level courses per semester in the Program in Art and Technology, as well as to supervise independent study and workshop projects at the Center for Integrate[...]

    January 21, 2012

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    MA in Aesthetics and Politics program at CalArts

    The MA in Aesthetics and Politics program at CalArts is pleased to announce its Spring 2012 WHAP! schedule. Co-hosted by the city of West Hollywood and the MA program. WHAP! is a new lecture series ranging from critica[...]

    December 5, 2011

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    California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

    California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) has been named America's Number 1 College for Students in the Arts in the college rankings recently released by Newsweek/Daily Beast. Taking a new expansive approach to ratin[...]

    September 30, 2011

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    California Institute of the Arts, MA in Aesthetics and Politics Program

    The MA in Aesthetics and Politics program offers a one- or two-year degree that focuses on the multiplicity of ways in which the aesthetic and the political intertwine. Students specialize in one of three areas of concen[...]

    September 28, 2011

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    California College of the Arts 2011 Graduate Thesis Events

    Much can be said about the graduate student's journey. In many respects it is a metaphorical hero's journey into new, unfamiliar, even mythical territory that is somewhat removed from the outside world and the market's c[...]

    April 27, 2011

  • California College of the Arts presents Craft Forward

    California College of the Arts presents Craft Forward

    Craft Forward examines the multifaceted practices that both distinguish and blur the historically charged edges between craft, art, design, architecture, and writing. The symposium brings together a diverse group of make[...]

    March 7, 2011

  • CalArts School of Critical Studies: Call for Applications

    CalArts School of Critical Studies: Call for Applications

    The School of Critical Studies at CalArts is currently accepting applications for Fall 2011 admission to its MFA program in Writing and its MA program in Aesthetics and Politics. CalArts brings together internationally r[...]

    January 29, 2011

  • CalArts seeks Contemporary Art Historian

    CalArts seeks Contemporary Art Historian

    The successful candidate with be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in general art history and theory as well as courses in their area of specialization and supervise independent study projects. A si[...]

    January 20, 2011

  • California College of the Arts: Call for Graduate Applications

    California College of the Arts: Call for Graduate Applications

    The seven graduate programs at California College of the Arts in San Francisco—Architecture, Curatorial Practice, Design, Fine Arts, MBA in Design Strategy, Visual and Critical Studies, and Writing—are now seeking ap[...]

    December 3, 2010

  • CalArts: Call for Graduate Applications

    CalArts: Call for Graduate Applications

    CalArts is internationally renowned as one of the leading and most innovative centers for graduate study in the performing and visual arts and in the critical study of these arts. As proud bearers of this tradition of ar[...]

    December 1, 2010

  • New Interaction Design Program at California College of the Arts

    New Interaction Design Program at California College of the Arts

    Who will create the future mobile experience, invent the next breakthrough in gaming, change the way we listen to music, and reinvent social networks? A new breed of specialists⎯interaction designers⎯who are taking t[...]

    October 14, 2010

  • California College of the Arts: Graduate Studies Lecture Series

    California College of the Arts: Graduate Studies Lecture Series

    California College of the Arts in San Francisco is pleased to present the fall 2010 lineup of its Graduate Studies Lecture Series. The series brings to campus outstanding, internationally renowned architects, artists, cu[...]

    August 30, 2010

  • CalArts presents Master of Fine Arts Exhibition 2010

    CalArts presents Master of Fine Arts Exhibition 2010

    Leading galleries in downtown Los Angeles' Chinatown open their doors for Box Scheme, the culminating exhibition of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) graduating MFA candidates. Introducing the next wave of artis[...]

    June 30, 2010

  • CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts presents We have as much time as it takes

    CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts presents We have as much time as it takes

    The students in the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts are proud to present their final thesis exhibition, We have as much time as it takes. The show features works in a variety of [...]

    May 5, 2010

  • Social Practice Workshop:  A Concentration in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts at CCA

    Social Practice Workshop: A Concentration in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts at CCA

    Social practice students focus on questions of aesthetics, ethics, collaboration, persona, media strategies, and activism—the intersection of art and actual social situations. They expand on these questions via critica[...]

    February 9, 2010

  • CalArts: Call for Graduate Applications

    CalArts: Call for Graduate Applications

    The School of Art at CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) is currently accepting applications for Fall 2010 admission to its highly competitive MFA programs in Art, Graphic Design, Photography and Media, and Art an[...]

    December 17, 2009

  • The School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) announces new MFA program in Art and Technology

    The School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) announces new MFA program in Art and Technology

    The School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) announces its new MFA program in Art and Technology. The new director of the Art and Technology Program is Tom Leeser, currently Director of the Center[...]

    November 6, 2009

  • California College of the Arts Announces Its Fall 2009 Graduate Studies Info Night Schedule

    California College of the Arts Announces Its Fall 2009 Graduate Studies Info Night Schedule

    California College of the Arts in San Francisco will host a series of information nights in November for our graduate programs. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit and learn more about their program of interest.[...]

    October 1, 2009

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    Faculty Position: Photography and Media Program at CalArts

    Faculty Position: Photography and Media Program, School of Art, CalArts Photography and Media Program, School of Art CalArts 24700 McBean Parkway Valencia, CA 91355 http://www.calarts.edu The Photography and Media Pr[...]

    November 18, 2008

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    Center for Integrated Media at CalArts presents ‘The Lament Project’

    Viralnet.net The Lament Project http://integr8dmedia.net/viralnet/ The Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts announces the release of its new online sound/art collaboration called ‘The La[...]

    April 17, 2008

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    CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS TURNS 100

    From its humble beginnings in 1907 with three classrooms, 43 students, and three teachers, California College of the Arts (CCA) has developed into one of this country’s most prestigious art colleges. Today CCA boasts st[...]

    January 29, 2007

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    CalArts Visiting Artist Faculty Position emphasis in Photography and Media

    CalArts Visiting Artist Faculty Position emphasis in Photography and Media Visiting Artist Position- A one year fulltime teaching position from September 2007 through May 2008 in the Photography & Media Pr[...]

    January 26, 2007

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    California College of the Arts – Diversity Scholarships Support Fine Arts Graduate St

    California College of the Arts Diversity Scholarships Support Fine Arts Graduate Students For more information about CCA’s MFA in Fine Arts, visit http://www.cca.edu/academics/mfafinearts Image: Hank Willis Thomas “2[...]

    December 1, 2006

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    2006 CalArts Master of Fine Arts Open Studios

    2006 CalArts Master of Fine Arts Open Studios Sunday, April 9, 2-7pm 24700 McBean Parkway Valencia, CA 91355 website: http://alum.calarts.edu/~studios contact: [email protected] The current MFA students [...]

    April 5, 2006

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    San Francisco, California College of the Arts: Graduate Studies Wattis Institute Le

    California College of the Arts Graduate Studies Wattis Institute Lecture Series Spring 2006 All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco campus 1111 Eighth Street January 17 [...]

    January 12, 2006

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    MA Program in Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts

    Downtime: Constructing Leisure April 13 - May 14, 2005 Curated by the inaugural class of the MA Program in Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts (CCA): New Langton Arts 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco 415[...]

    March 1, 2005