CalArts offers a variety of unique programs at the undergraduate and graduate level within its six world-renowned Schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater.
Undergraduate core courses are the foundation of BFA studies at CalArts, providing a strong general education and opportunities to deepen every student's artistic practice.
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Offering innovative continuing education arts courses designed to meet the needs of both emerging artists and lifelong learners.
The School of Critical Studies brings together internationally recognized writers, poets, scholars, and thinkers working in both new and traditional forms across a wide variety of disciplines, extending from narrative fiction, performance, and multimedia, to cultural criticism and political theory. The School of Critical Studies offers two master’s degree programs, Aesthetics and Politics and Creative Writing, and the general education curriculum for all CalArts BFA students. It also provides a vital discursive center for the entire CalArts community.
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