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Campus Tours

We hope that you have an opportunity to visit our campus.

Campus Tours

During the academic year (through May 15), CalArts offers tours Monday through Friday at noon.  You do not need a reservation for the tour.

During the summer months (starting May 19 and ending August 28), CalArts offers tours Monday through Thursday at noon.  CalArts is closed on Fridays during the summer.

You should arrive at 11:45 am if you wish to take the tour. Although a reservation is not required, always call the Office of Admissions in advance at 661.255.1050 to be sure there will be a tour on the day you plan to visit.  Please also review the information session schedule below if you are interested in learning more about a specific program of study. Information Sessions do require a reservation.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are small group meetings led by Admissions Counselors and provide an opportunity for students to learn more about our programs and to ask questions about the application process.  The information sessions are held for each of the following schools: Art, Film/Video (including animation), Music, and Theater. If you are interested in Dance, the MFA Writing Program or the MA in Aesthetics and Politics please call our office for an individual appointment. If you would like to attend an information session, you must call ahead to reserve a space.

Regular Schedule & Holiday Closures:

We also offer group information sessions that are run by the appropriate admissions counselors, according to your program of interest. These information sessions require a reservation. Information sessions and tours will not be available on Friday, May 16.

The information schedule is as follows (through May 15):

  • Art: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11am
  • Film/Video and Animation: Tuesdays and Fridays, 1pm
  • Theater: Mondays and Thursdays, 11am
  • Music: Mondays and Thursdays, 1pm

An additional information session is also available for the School of Film/Video (including Animation) on Wednesday, April 23, 1pm. 

Summer Schedule & Holiday Closures:

Information sessions are available during the summber months and these information sessions require a reseveration.  During the summber, CalArts is closed on Fridays.  We will also be closed on Monday, May 26, and Thursday, July 3. In addition, we will not be offering information sessions August 11 - August 14. We will, however, have tours on those dates.

The information schedule is as follows (May 19 - August 28):

  • Art: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am
  • Film/Video and Animation: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm
  • Theater: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11am
  • Music: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1pm
Getting to CalArts

CalArts' 60-acre, residential campus is located in Valencia, CA. in the Santa Clarita Valley. The campus is north of Los Angeles, adjacent to Interstate Highway 5 on McBean Parkway -- 40 miles from Los Angeles International Airport; 21 miles from the Burbank Airport and only 1/2 hour north of downtown Los Angeles.

California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355-2340



Please visit our Campus section for more information about accommodations and transportation information.

Last edited by kachzet on Apr 09, 2014
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