CalArts offers Extended Studies classes to provide an accessible gateway into creative exploration in the arts. The vision is to offer non-credit bearing courses, workshops and opportunities for on-line, on-campus and off-campus learning. All courses and workshops are developed with the same artistic flavor and integrity of the curricular courses at CalArts and are open to everyone. Because all of our Extended Studies offerings are unique, it is important that you carefully read each course listing for special terms and instructions. If after reading this page you have further questions regarding Extended Studies at CalArts do not hesitate to contact me.
Extended Studies Manager
Registration and class sign-up for all Extended Studies classes will take place online. Current CalArts students will be able to access online sign-up by logging in with their PIN and password to the Student Academic Services  page. Guest students will need to email the program administrator identified in the course listing to arrange access to online sign-up. If no such person is identified you may contact Hilary Darling, Manager of Extended Studies, for assistance. In this correspondence please simply state your intent to enroll in an Extended Studies class, state the name of the class, provide your full name, phone number and preferred email address, and allow at least three days to process your request.
There is currently no financial aid available for Extended Studies.
Bank of America – Woodland Hills Branch
5945 Canoga Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Make payable to:
California Institute of the Arts
Account # 1465-0-01460
Routing # 026-009-593
Swift Code – BOFAUS3N
Please include the student’s name and ID number.
***Please note: Tuition must be received by the CalArts Office of Accounting before class registration ends. Registered students who have not paid their tuition in full will bewithdrawn from the class.
Students will be given a 100% tuition refund if they withdraw before the first day of class. Once a class has started the refund policy varies depending on the length of the class; the general rule is that a student will be refunded 50% of the their tuition if they withdraw during the first 1/4th of the class. After that point no refunds will be issued.