With recent developments in vaccinations and lowered transmission rates, CalArts is on track to conduct in-person classes and limited on-campus housing for the fall 2021 semester. Although we are in anticipation of definitive permission from the County of Los Angeles, we are planning for as much on-campus learning as is safely possible, with some continued use of remote learning modes. While many classes, such as seminars, small group work, lectures, or studio-based practices will follow a hybrid or fully in-person approach, some others that aren’t predicated on in-person interaction may be fully remote.
Deans, program directors, and faculty are determining student needs relevant to each offering and program using the lens of our mission: enabling an educational experience that is grounded in openness, experimentation, critical engagement, and creative freedom.
We are listening closely to students about the access they hope to have on campus in the fall, and it is our priority to give as much access as safety guidelines allow.