We hope that you have an opportunity to visit our campus.
During the school year, CalArts offers tours Monday through Friday at noon. You do not need a reservation for the tour.
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.
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:
The school year information session schedule runs through May 16. The weekly 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
During the summer months (starting May 20 and ending August 29), CalArts offers tours Monday through Thursday at noon. You do not need a reservation for the tour. CalArts is closed on Fridays during the summer.
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 Monday, May 27 and Thursday, July 4. In addition, information sessions will not be available on Tuesday, July 16 or the week of August 12-15; however, tours will still be available those days.
The schedule is as follows:
- Art: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11am
- Film/Video and Animation: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1pm
- Theater: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am
- Music: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm
Getting to CalArts
CalArts' 60-acre, residential campus is in the village of Valencia in the suburban city of Santa Clarita. 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.