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Spring 2015 Application Deadlines

Preferred Deadline - November 3, 2014

After November 3, 2014 we will continue to receive applications on a rolling basis until programs close. 

The following programs are accepting applications for Spring 2015:

School of Art

  • Program in Art - BFA Transfer 
  • Program in Photography - BFA Transfer

School of Critical Studies

  •  Creative Writing - MFA

Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts

  •  African Music and Dance Program - MFA 
  • Balinese and Javanese Music and Dance - MFA
  • Composition Program
  • Composition Program: Experimental Sound Practices - MFA
  • Instrumental Performance Programs
  • Jazz Programs in Flute, Mallets, Reeds, Trombone and Trumpet
  • Musical Arts Program
  • North Indian Music Performance Program - MFA
  • Performer-Composer Program - BFA Transfer and MFA 
  • VoiceArts Performance Program
  • World Music Performance Program
  • World Percussion Performance Program - MFA 

School of Theater

  • Design and Production: Costume Design Program - BFA Transfer and MFA
  • Design and Production: Lighting Design Program - BFA Transfer and MFA
  • Design and Production: Management Program: Producing - MFA
  • Design and Production: Management Program: Production Management - MFA
  • Design and Production: Management Program: Stage Management - BFA Transfer and MFA
  • Design and Production: Scene Design Program - BFA Transfer and MFA
  • Design and Production: Scene Design Program: Video For Performance - MFA
  • Design and Production: Sound Design Program - BFA Transfer and MFA
  • Design and Production: Technical Direction Program - BFA Transfer and MFA

 

Fall 2015 Application Deadlines

  • Preferred Deadline - Monday, December 1, 2014
  • Regular Deadline - Monday, January 5, 2015

Either deadline is acceptable; applicants who submit all of the required materials (including the portfolio and supplemental materials) by December 1 will have a lower application fee.

Please know that applying for admissions and financial aid are separate processes. To be considered for federal financial aid or CalArts scholarships, please complete the financial aid process outlined on the financial aid pageDo not wait to learn of your admissions decision to apply for financial aid as the financial aid application deadline (February 15) is before our admissions notification period (March and April).

Application fees:

Applications meeting the Preferred Deadline of December 1, 2014:

  • $50 for each domestic application
  • $65 for each international application

Applications meeting the Regular Deadline of January 5, 2015:

  • $70 for each domestic application
  • $85 for each international application

After January 5, 2015 we will continue to receive applications on a rolling basis until programs close. 

Students applying online may submit their fee with a credit card or send a check or money order after submission. Those students applying with our downloadable application must submit a check or money order with their application. Applications received without payment will not be processed. Fee waivers must be submitted in writing, and should accompany the paper application, or be sent after applying online. CalArts will accept the standard College Board fee waiver, or a letter from a high school/transfer counselor who can verify family financial hardship. Fee waivers are not granted to MFA applicants and international applicants.

Last edited by kachzet on Sep 17, 2014
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