Alumni of Note

Our students have gone on to great success in the fields of entertainment, education, journalism, legal practice, archiving, business, and much more. Just a few of our notable alumni include:

Matthew Allen

Writer, Four Chrismasses, Soul Surfer

Greg Araki

Writer/Director, Kaboom,
White Bird in a Blizzard

Brandon Baker

Actor, Johnny Tsunami

Roko Belic

Documenatrist, Happy, The Formula,

Craig Borders

Reality Programming
Director/Producer, Build it Bigger, The Real World, SOS Island, Laguna Beach

Doug Bresler

Animator, Fight Stories with Urijah Faber, Doogtoons,

Geoff Burdick

Vice President Lightstorm, Avatar, Titanic,

Scott Frank

Writer/Director, The Lookout,
Walk Among the Tombstones

Morgan J. Freeman

Writer/Director, Teen Mom,
16 and Pregnant, Laguna Beach

Toni Graphia

Writer/Producer, Alcatraz, Grey's Anatomy, Outlander

Don Hertzfeldt

Animator, I am so Proud of You, It's Such a Beautiful Day

Jack Johnson

Musician, To the Sea, From Here to Now to You

Kazu Kibuishi

Graphic Novelist, Amulet, Harry Potter Cover Artist

Darl Larsen

Professor, BYU

Laura Lindley


Yuri Makino


Tara Miele

Screenwriter/Director, The Lake Effect

Cindy McCreery

Free Willy: Escape From Pirates Cove

Victoria Metzger

Agent, CAA Media Rights

Jeff Nathanson

Writer/Director, Tower Heist, Catch Me If You Can, Pirates of the Carribean ( 2017)

Jamin O'Brien

Producer, Handsome Harry, Double Exposure/ Man On Her Mind

Georgia Packard

President Camera Operators Union, The Signal, Avengers

Patrice Petro

Professor, UCSB
Dick Wolf Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center and Presidential Chair in Media Studies

Valarie Phillips

Agent, Paradigm

Tony Saffford

Executive, 20TH Century Fox

John Shaw

Novelist, Dove Season, Plaster City, Big Maria

Brad Silberling

Writer/Director, Land of the Lost, Series of Unfortunate Events, Reign

Mark Andrew Smith

Comic Book Writer,
New Brighton Archeological Society, Popgun Comic Anthology

Andrea Sperling

Producer, Kaboom, The Wilderness of James, Imperical Dreams

Fred Toye

Director/Producer, Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest, Chuck, The Good Wife

Caleb Wilson

Screenwriter, Four Christmases, Soul Surfer