Clarissa Thompson

Director – School of TV and Film

As the Director of the TV and Film Department, Clarissa is proud to share her love and passion for filmmaking with students. She also brings her photography, social media, and film editing skills to CAA. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz where she majored in Film and Digital Media. She won a coveted award for her senior thesis film, “92” before graduating in 2017. In her free time she is a social media influencer who is an advocate for body positivity, self-love, and mental health awareness. Clarissa is most passionate about allowing students to break boundaries with their talents and tell their stories through all forms of media at CAA.