Founded by Walt Disney, CalArts offers comprehensive degree programs across the full range of the visual, performing, media and literary arts through its six Schools. Admissions are decided primarily on artistic merit and creative promise.
The CalArts learning experience stands apart from other schools as we are able to maintain an intimate, creative environment that prioritizes individual mentorship and guidance. Every student has a faculty mentor throughout their time at CalArts who advises them both academically and creatively and serves as a link to the professional industry. Since all our faculty are practicing professional artists in addition to educators, CalArts students have access to any number of talented artists and often build strong working relationships and connections.