Variety Names CalArts a 2024 ‘Film School Titan’

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Entertainment trade publication Variety recently released its 2024 ranking of the top film schools in North America, with CalArts named a “Film School Titan”—placing it among the top five schools on the continent.

Selected for “impressive curriculum, notable alumni and overall influence,” the list of “titans” includes CalArts, the American Film Institute, the Kanbar School of Film and Television at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. 

More at Variety:

Ask any animation luminary where they went to school, and you’ll likely hear the name CalArts. Notable alumni include Tim Burton, Brad Bird and Pete Docter, whose films have won multiple Academy Awards. 

Though the ranking highlighted alums from the Character Animation Program, the School of Film/Video at CalArts offers three other programs of study—Film Directing, Film and Video, and Experimental Animation—each of which have produced notable alums across all corners of the film industry.

Find the full list of “2024’s Top Film Schools in North America” at Variety.

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PUBLISHED BY Taya Zoormandan

As digital content and social media producer, Taya enjoys lifting up the stories and accomplishments of CalArts' students, alums, and faculty. She fancies herself a visual artist but is really more of an overzealous collector of art supplies.

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