We hope that you have an opportunity to visit our campus.
During the academic year (September 9 through December 13 and January 13 through May 15), CalArts offers tours Monday through Friday at noon. You do not need a reservation for the tour. The Institute will be closed on November 28 and 29, December 21 - January 1, January 20, and February 17; tours will not be available on those days.
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 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.
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. CalArts will be closed on November 28 and 29, December 21 - January 1, January 20, and February 17. In addition, group information sessions will not be available on Friday, April 4. We will, however, have a tour on April 4.
The information schedule is as follows:
- Art: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11am
- Film/Video and Animation: Tuesdays and Fridays, 1pm
- Theater: Mondays and Thursdays, 11am
- Music: Mondays and Thursdays, 1pm
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.