California Institute of the Arts earns the number five spot in this year’s top 50 film schools in the US, per entertainment and media business platform TheWrap.
The seventh annual list was arranged according to numerous data points from each of the schools, including class size, student body diversity, networking and scholarship opportunities, as well as updates like new facilities, faculty, and academic programs.
Here’s what TheWrap had to say about the Institute:
Look behind the scenes of pretty much any recent animated feature and you’re likely to find a CalArts alum in a major role: Mark Andrews (“Brave”), Brad Bird (“The Incredibles”), Chris Buck (“Frozen”), Pete Docter (“Up”), Genndy Tartakovsky (“Dexter’s Laboratory”), Lauren Faust (“My Little Pony”)… The list goes on and on. To keep pace with the industry, the school — founded in 1961, with a little help from Walt Disney — is renovating its animation space and upgrading virtually all of its 25,000 square feet of facilities. Look for the updated space to open next year. The film program is also partnering with CalArts’ Patty Disney Center for Life & Work on a mentorship program for under-represented students that includes hands-on opportunities, internships and mentorships.