Discover the notable alumni of California Institute Of The Arts. The list includes people like Tim Burton, David Hasselhoff, Dustin Hoffman, Laraine Newman & Pendleton Ward. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, miscellaneous, singers and media personalities etc.
Tim BurtonTim Burton
25 August 1958, American
Film Director, Producer, Writer, Artist
Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman
08 August 1937, American
 

David HasselhoffDavid Hasselhoff
17 July 1952, American
Actor

Kathy BakerKathy Baker
08 June 1950, American
Actress

Ana KasparianAna Kasparian
07 July 1986, American
News Show Host

Alison BrieAlison Brie
29 December 1982, American
Actress
John LasseterJohn Lasseter
12 January 1957, American
Animator

Tanya HadenTanya Haden
11 October 1971, American
Cellist

Brad BirdBrad Bird
24 August 1957, American
Animator

James MangoldJames Mangold
16 December 1963, American
Director
Andrew StantonAndrew Stanton
03 December 1965, American
Director

Bresha WebbBresha Webb
06 May 1984, American
Actress
Michael CudlitzMichael Cudlitz
29 December 1964, American
Actor

Pete DocterPete Docter
09 October 1968, American
Animator

Eric StefaniEric Stefani
17 June 1967, American
Musician
Butch HartmanButch Hartman
10 January 1965, American
Animator

Ariel PinkAriel Pink
24 June 1978, American
Musician
Conrad VernonConrad Vernon
11 July 1968, American
Voice actor

Laraine NewmanLaraine Newman
02 March 1952, American
Actor, Television actor

Diona ReasonoverDiona Reasonover
06 January 1992, American
Actress
Pendleton WardPendleton Ward
08 July 1982, American
Television producer, Animator, Screenwriter

Jesse BorregoJesse Borrego
01 August 1962, American
Actor
Thurop Van OrmanThurop Van Orman
26 April 1976, American
Voice actor, Animator

Lou RomanoLou Romano
15 April 1972, American
Designer, Scenographer, Voice actor, Animator

Mary CostaMary Costa
05 April 1930, American
Actor, Singer, Opera singer

Craig McCrackenCraig McCracken
31 March 1971, American
Animator
Walt DohrnWalt Dohrn
05 December 1970, American
Writer
Rich MooreRich Moore
10 May 1963, American
Animation director

Edward Allen HarrisEdward Allen Harris
28 November 1950, American
 

The ‘California Institute of The Arts’, also known as ‘CalArts’, is an art lover’s paradise. It is one of the most preferred institutions for students aspiring to learn more about visual and performing art forms. As compared to other notable universities in the United States, CalArts was started rather recently, in 1949. This notable university has felicitated several eminent personalities for their outstanding contributions towards the field of art. The state of the art infrastructure of ‘CalArts’ deserves a special mention. Quite recently, two massive spaces, namely ‘Wild Beast’ and ‘John Baldessari Art Studio Building’ were opened for the students to practice their craft. While ‘Wild Beast’ is a 3200 square feet wide performance space, the ‘John Baldessari Art Studio’ sprawls over 7000 square feet and was constructed in a budget of $3.1 Million. The esteemed institution has produced several talented artistes, some of whom have become great legends in the field of art. These noteworthy personalities include maverick filmmaker Tim Burton, actor and host Paul Reubens, as well as filmmaker Sofia Coppola. Former animation students of ‘CalArts’ have worked on several big-budget Hollywood flicks and have been responsible for producing some of the most remarkable CGI sequences of all time. Chris Buck is one such alumnus of this prestigious university who won an Academy Award for his outstanding work in the animated film ‘Frozen’. These famous people include American jazz musician James Newton, renowned dancer Donald McKayle and playwright Peter Sellers. Here’s a list of former CalArts students who have conquered great heights and left millions of people awestruck with their achievements.