Submitting your application
CalArts Office of Admissions
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
Submitting your portfolio
Programs will require portfolios to be submitted either by mail or online. Please see the Specific Program Requirements section for the program to which you are applying and use the preferred submission method. If you submit your application online, please do not send a hard copy via mail. Mailed portfolios should include a completed Portfolio Information Form (pdf). The Portfolio Mailing Label (pdf) should be printed, completed and securely attached to the outside of your portfolio to guarantee proper review of your materials. Please ensure that the name on the Portfolio Mailing Label is exactly the same as the name used on your application.
If mailing your portfolio, please consider how your work will travel in the mail and be handled by the review committee. The Office of Admissions cannot guarantee that supplemental portfolio materials arriving after the Regular Deadline will be considered with the original portfolio submission.
Please note that portfolios will not be returned prior to May 1, 2013.
Submitting your transcripts/academic records
Official transcripts should be sent directly from your school to the Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope or by a secured electronic system such as Docufied or Parchment. International applicants please view the international applicant page.
Submitting letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation can be submitted online through our online application or they can be mailed or emailed. Please only use one method. The online application method allows you to see when your recommendations have been received and to send email reminders to your recommendors.
Submitting your artist statement
The artist statement can be uploaded and submitted with your online application or mailed with a hard copy of your application.