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

Information Sessions

Information sessions are small group meetings led by an Admissions Counselor to provide an opportunity for students to learn more about our programs and to ask questions about the application process.  The information sessions require a reservation and are held for each of the following schools: Art, Film/Video (including animation), Music, and Theater. We encourage you to register for the information sessions at least a couple of weeks in advance. Space is limited.

The summer 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
  • Dance: To schedule, contact Angel McLendon directly at amclendon@calarts.edu
  • Creative Writing and Aesthetics & Politics: To schedule, contact Seth Blake directly at sblake@calarts.edu

*We will be offering additional Film/Video and Animation information sessions during the summer on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, July 16 at 1pm
  • Wednesday, July 23 at 1pm
  • Wednesday, July 30 at 1pm
  • Wednesday, August 6 at 1pm

If you would like to attend an information session, you must register for a specific date through our online calendar of events.

Campus Tours

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. 

Please view our calendar of upcoming events for more information and to make sure a tour will be offered on the date you wish to visit.  You do not need a reservation for the tour.

You should arrive no later than 11:45am if you wish to take the tour.

Summer Schedule & Holiday Closures:

During the summer, CalArts is closed on Fridays. We will also be closed on Thursday, July 3.

On August 13, 14, 18 and 19 we will not be offering information sessions; the regular noon tours will still run on those dates.  For more information and to register for a specific information session, please view our calendar of upcoming events

We encourage you to register for the information sessions at least a couple of weeks in advance. Space is limited.

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 Jul 14, 2014
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