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Extended Studies

CalArts offers Extended Studies classes to provide an accessible gateway into creative exploration in the arts. The vision is to offer non-credit bearing courses, workshops and opportunities for on-line, on-campus and off-campus learning. All courses and workshops are developed with the same artistic flavor and integrity of the curricular courses at CalArts and are open to everyone. Because all of our Extended Studies offerings are unique, it is important that you carefully read each course listing for special terms and instructions. If after reading this page you have further questions regarding Extended Studies at CalArts do not hesitate to contact me.

Hilary Darling
Extended Studies Manager

Basic Information

Registration & Class Sign-up 

Registration and class sign-up for all Extended Studies classes will take place online. Current CalArts students will be able to access online sign-up by logging in with their PIN and password to the Student Academic Services page. Guest students will need to email the program administrator identified in the course listing to arrange access to online sign-up. If no such person is identified you may contact Hilary Darling, Manager of Extended Studies, for assistance. In this correspondence please simply state your intent to enroll in an Extended Studies class, state the name of the class, provide your full name, phone number and preferred email address, and allow at least three days to process your request.

Financial Aid

There is currently no financial aid available for Extended Studies.

Payment Options

  • Pay Online:
    CalArts partners with Tuition Management System (TMS) to enable online payments. You may pay in full online by electronic check or credit card at https://calarts.afford.com/PayNow?StoreId=538. Select Make a Payment and follow the steps on each page.
  • Pay by Phone:
    Call the Accounting Office at (661) 253-7852 to pay your balance due in full with Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express.
  • Pay by Mail:
    Check or money order payable to "CalArts." All payments must be made in U.S. dollars; foreign currency will not be accepted. This option is not recommended for international transactions. Please include student's name and ID number on check or money order. Please mail to:
    Attention: Accounting
    24700 McBean Parkway
    Valencia, CA 91355
  • Pay by Wire Transfer:
    If paying by wire transfer, be sure to check with your bank the cost of the wire. The bank usually deducts the cost of the wire from the amount of money that you send, which in some instances may cause your payment to be short. Please use the following information:

    Bank of America – Woodland Hills Branch
    5945 Canoga Avenue
    Woodland Hills, CA 91367

    Make payable to:
    California Institute of the Arts 
    Account # 1465-0-01460
    Routing # 026-009-593
    Swift Code – BOFAUS3N
    Please include the student’s name and ID number.

***Please note: Tuition must be received by the CalArts Office of Accounting before class registration ends. Registered students who have not paid their tuition in full will bewithdrawn from the class.

Refund Policy

Students will be given a 100% tuition refund if they withdraw before the first day of class. Once a class has started the refund policy varies depending on the length of the class; the general rule is that a student will be refunded 50% of the their tuition if they withdraw during the first 1/4th of the class. After that point no refunds will be issued.

Last edited by cziemba on Sep 12, 2014
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