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Summer Session '14


This summer CalArts will offer intensive classes in Critical Studies, residencies in animation and filmmaking, a CAP arts education program, and our late-summer Gateways for incoming international students and School of Music BFAs. Programs and classes are open to CalArts students and alumni as well as guest students with college experience. For CalArts students this is a chance to catch up or get ahead in your Critical Studies coursework, for guest students this is an opportunity to experience what CalArts has to offer, and for alumni this is an invitation to return to the creative community and enhance your critical thinking skills.

For your convenience I have included all the basic information about Summer Institute ’14 as well as a list of course offerings. Additional information may be found on the CalArts Residency for Teaching Artists and International Gateway pages.

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If you have any further questions, concerns or comments please do not hesitate to email me.

Hilary Darling
Director of Summer Institute
& Critical Studies Faculty
California Institute of the Arts

Register for Summer Session 14

Early Summer Session Information

  • Dates: Early Summer Session programs (Critical Studies classes, residencies and CAP) take place May 19-June 20, 2014, with the CAP program extending into a mid-summer practicum.
  • Tuition: Tuition for Summer Session '14 is $800/credit. Matriculated CalArts students and CalArts Alumni will receive a discount on the cost of tuition--$600/credit. Additional course fees may apply. There will be no auditing of classes.
  • Financial Aid: There is currently no financial aid available for summer programs in general. However, there are a limited number of scholarships available for matriculated CalArts students who plan to fully enroll in the summer CAP program. Contact Glenna Avila, Artistic Director of the CalArts Community Art Partnership, for scholarship information (glenna@calarts.edu).
  • Registration & Class Sign-up for CalArts Students: Registration and class sign-up will take place online March 24th-May 9th. Current CalArts students will be able to access online sign-up by logging in with their PIN and password to the Student Academic Services page.
  • Guest students: non-CalArts students wishing to enroll in classes will need to email the Director of Summer Institute at summer@calarts.edu to establish access to the system. In this correspondence please simply state your intent to enroll in Summer Session '14, provide your full name, phone number, preferred email address, and submission pieces (if applicable) and allow at least three days to process your request.
  • Please refer to individual course listings for prerequisite, concurrent enrollment, and application requirements.
  • Payment Options: Tuition must be received by the CalArts Office of Accounting by 4 pm on May 14 and may be paid by check or credit card. Payment can be made online during registration and class sign-up; payment may also be made subsequently by mail, phone, or by visiting the CalArts Office of Accounting during regular business hours. For more information regarding payment procedures, visit the Accounting Office’s “Methods of Payment” page (payment plan not available for Summer Institute).
  • Refund Policy: Students will be given a 100% tuition refund if they withdraw from classes before the first day of class. Once classes have started students may withdraw with a 50% refund during the first week. After the first week no refunds will be issued.
  • Housing: Students not living in the area may contact the Director of Summer Institute, Hilary Darling, to request on-campus housing (availability is limited). Group rates for housing at some local hotels are available by mentioning your affiliation with the Institute. Another option will be accessing private rentals and sublets online through the Office of Housing page.

Summer 2014 Offerings

Critical Studies

Feminism and U.S. Popular Culture: Trashy Broads, Sexy Divas, Kickass Heroines and How to Solve a Problem Like Maria / Andrea Fontenot
3 Credits / Critical Studies, Critical/Intellectual Skills (CSCI111) or Foundation (CSCS111); may count as Writing Arts or Foundation

Sex and Death: Biology From Beginning to End / Michael Bryant
3 Credits / Critical Studies, Science and Math (CSSM355S)

The End: A Cross-Cultural Look at Death and Dying / Niki Rousso-Schindler
3 Credits / Critical Studies, Social Science (CSSS350S) or Cultural Studies (CSCS350S)

Fabulous Writing: Fusions of the Everyday, Fantastic, Mythical and Nightmarish / Laura Vena
3 Credits / Critical Studies, Humanities (CSHM345S)

Back to the Lab: Applied Hip Hop Studies / Douglas Kearney
3 Credits / Critical Studies, Cultural Studies (CSCS458) or Metier/Other Metier- Theater (CSMS458)

Rock & Roll and Movies / Gary Mairs
3 Credits / Critical Studies, Metier or Other Metier-Film & Video (CS375S)

Animation Residency

Story / Robert Lence
2 Credits / Film & Video (FC151S)

Design for Film / Linda Dorn
2 Credits / Film & Video (F212)

Life Drawing Basics / Linda Dorn
2 Credits / Film & Video (FC111S)

Filmmaking Residency

Cinema Panic / Deborah Lavine
6 Credits / Film & Video (F304)

CalArts Residency for Teaching Artists

The CalArts Residency for Teaching Artists during the CalArts Summer Institute is a new initiative of California Institute of the Arts and its award-winning youth arts education program, the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) to provide teaching artists a deeper experience in understanding learning theories, creative curriculum design and development, assessment, professional practices for artist educators, and the cognitive and social development of children and adolescents, among other topics. Learn more.

Last edited by lewisgodowski on Apr 17, 2014
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