Talented artist Anya Butler from Bromsgrove School is over the moon after receiving an offer from the University she has always dreamt of attending.
California Institute of the Arts is based near Los Angeles and was founded in the 1960s by Walt Disney and his brother Roy. Today the school is most famous for its four-year animation program, with animators and filmmakers Tim Burton, Stephen Hillenburg and John Lasseter amongst their notable alumni.
“I discovered the school after finding out about alumnus Alex Hirsch, the creator of my favourite TV show, Gravity Falls” said Anya. “In the future I’d love to create my own animated TV show for kids. My ultimate goal is to inspire a generation of children to be kind and creative. It’s been five years since I’ve wanted to go to CalArts and it looks like my hard work has paid off. California here I come!”