With more than 15,000 graduates, the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts has a vast alumni base. Many of our alumni have gone on to extraordinary achievements within their chosen fields. Some of our recognizable alums and former students are actors Jeffrey Tambor (The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested Development), S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Tony award for Seven Guitars, TV's Castle) and Lily Tomlin (The West WingMurphy Brown). Other alumni include radio host Casey Kasem, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Mark Fritz, Emmy Award-winning composer Joseph LoDuca, opera singer George Shirley, jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, choreographer Garth Fagan (Tony Award for The Lion King), master ceramist John Glick, illustrator and cartoonist David Small and sculptors David Barr and Sergio DeGiusti.

Join us as we explore The Business of Art:

To delve into the intersection of business and entrepreneurship in the arts and communication, CFPCA created The Business of Art, an Alumni lecture series geared toward mentoring current students and interested alumni. Visit the Business of Art's home page often for information about upcoming events and resources available to alums.

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Marc Spaulding - Guest Artist

Marc is a Los Angeles-based educator, choreographer, and dancer whose passion, integrity and professionalism characterize his works. 

With more than 17 years experience as a professional dancer, Marc has had a very diverse career. His noteworthy Concert and Theatrical credits include: Dreamgirls 1st National Tour, Equus-­‐ Broadway Revival, Raven-­‐Symone (“Undeniable” Tour), PHILADANCO (The Philadelphia Dance Company), Westside Story International Tour, Donald Byrd/The Group, Broadway’s: Gypsy of the Year Competition, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Memphis (Musical Theatre West), Eleone Dance Theatre and Endless Shock (Japanese Musical Series Tour). His TV and Film credits include: Hairspray (New Line Cinema), Dancing With The Stars, NBC Today’s Show, Apple Inc. “California Soul”, Saturday Night Live, 81st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, VH-­1: Behind The Music, Good Morning Atlanta Fox 5 and MTV Asia.

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