In addition to CalArts’ naturally collaborative atmosphere, the Institute offers opportunities for undergraduates and graduates to pursue other courses of study concurrently with their chosen discipline.


A large part of a CalArts educational experience can be found among your fellow students. As a selective arts institution, your peers will not only push you to excel, but also partner with you in creative collaborations. The original vision for CalArts was to create a shared space where both visual and performing art forms could cross-pollinate, creating a collaborative, interdisciplinary arts environment. Many artistic partnerships that began organically at CalArts have long continued after graduation.

Integrated Media Concentration

Integrated Media is a supplemental concentration offered by many MFA programs at CalArts. It is designed specifically for advanced students whose creative use of technology—in particular digital media—goes beyond their primary areas of study. 

The Center for Integrated Media supports all IM students across CalArts, enabling them to apply new technologies and integrate multiple media and disciplines into new forms of expression. Prospective graduate students who are interested in IM as a supplemental concentration apply to the relevant métier MFA program and indicate their intention to be considered for IM on their admissions application. 

Applicants to IM should review the IM portfolio and essay requirements in addition to their métier program requirements. These applications are reviewed jointly by MFA program faculty and IM faculty. For more information, visit the Center’s website.

InterSchool Degree

An InterSchool Degree, or double major, is available to a small number of advanced third- and fourth-year undergraduates and graduate students whose skills, previous training and artistic interests warrant pursuing a degree in more than one school at CalArts. Such specialized courses of study must set clearly defined objectives and have the approval of the deans of the participating Schools.

Digital Arts Minor

The Digital Arts Minor is designed to help undergraduate students grasp the knowledge to build, engineer and design innovative custom systems to impact our understanding of how technology can be used in the arts. A student who completes the Digital Arts Minor has demonstrated aptitude in computer programming, web design, video editing, digital fabrication, digital sound production, and knowledge of the historical context of digital arts.

For more information on the Digital Arts Minor, please email Ajay Kapur, associate provost for Creative Technologies and director of Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence & Design (MTIID), at

Digital Arts Minor Requirements