The design department has a long history of student-initiated happenings. Without faculty interference, students carry out many time-honored traditions...
BFA3 students host the T-Shirt Show, an annual fundraiser for the department. Students, alumni, and faculty are invited to submit designs, which are printed and sold at the event.More about this year's T-Shirt Show
BFA2 students host the Print Fair, an annual event where students and other vendors sell their work. Proceeds go directly to the makers.More about this year's Print Fair
BFA4 students curate and produce the annual Motion Show, which features motion design created throughout the year. Students, faculty, and recruiters gather in the Bijou Theater for a night of kooky, wild, and breathtaking visual work.More about this year's Mosho
BFA 3, 4, and MFA students collaborate to design an annual gallery show, which showcases the work of all the graphic design students in the department.More about this year's End of Year Show
CalArts Collage Association is a student-run club where designers gather to make collages out of scrap materials.CACA on Instagram
CalArts Unlicensed Typography (CUT) is a brand new club started by BFA3 students. Students meet to make experimental type using uncommon methodologies.CUT on Instagram
Our alumni work for prominent creative studios worldwide, and many lead their own companies. Below are a few notable designers who studied at CalArts.