School of Theater


The School of Theater offers students an educational experience that is experimental, interdisciplinary, international, and diverse. Each unique program gives students the flexibility, skills, and critical thinking tools to navigate a rapidly changing field and to pursue their professional goals with maximum agency. The School of Theater's mission is to forge a community of citizen artists who are rigorously trained in their respective programs and who are able to work effectively and innovatively across a broad spectrum of artistic settings, media, and technologies.

Make a gift now to directly support the School of Theater

Additional ways that you can support students in the School of Theater:

  • The Center for New Performance (CNP) - The professional producing arm of CalArts, CNP provides a unique artist- and project-driven framework for the development and realization of original theater, music, dance, media, and interdisciplinary projects.

To learn about additional opportunities to support the School of Theater and its students, or to find out how you can establish your own scholarship or means of support, please contact Cynthia Villasenor