CalArts campus
Located 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, CalArts occupies 60 acres on hills overlooking the incorporated city of Santa Clarita, which encompasses the towns of Valencia, Newhall, Saugus and Canyon Country.
The Santa Clarita Valley is surrounded by the Tehachapi Mountains to the north, the San Gabriels to the east and the Santa Susannas to the west, all visible from campus. Historically, the valley has been devoted to agriculture and cattle ranching, but the last three decades have seen the northward expansion of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. This ongoing development has resulted in new residential communities and an ever-increasing population of more than 175,000.

Visiting Campus

In order to protect our community, we ask all guests to campus to register with Campus Safety, preferrably in advance. 

  • To attend a campus tour or information session, please sign up with the Office of Admissions. By appointment only. 
  • To visit or meet with a current student, staff or faculty member, have them submit a drive-on request to Campus Safety.
  • To attend a ticketed performance or event, please show your tickets or receipt at the gate.
  • To visit the Library, please contact
  • For alumnx, please contact