CalArts offers a variety of unique programs at the undergraduate and graduate level within its six world-renowned Schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater.
Undergraduate core courses are the foundation of BFA studies at CalArts, providing a strong general education and opportunities to deepen every student's artistic practice.
The CalArts Library enables students and faculty to develop the skills necessary for creative exploration, critical reflection and lifelong learning.
CalArts is located in Santa Clarita, Calif., 30 miles north of Los Angeles. Explore the local area and community.
Offering innovative continuing education arts courses designed to meet the needs of both emerging artists and lifelong learners.
Extended Studies at CalArts provides innovative continuing education arts courses designed to meet the needs of both emerging artists and lifelong learners. There are programs this summer for both high school and adult students.
If you're a CalArts student looking to catch up (or get ahead) on Critical Studies credits, or a guest student simply interested in learning about varied topics, then check out the summer offerings:
*CalArts students who want to take for any of the aforementioned Critical Studies classes, should enroll through hub.calarts.edu. Guest students should contact our Extended Studies Office for registration.
This preprofessional, summer arts program for students of high school age was created by the California Legislature. The program has been held at CalArts since its first session in 1987. CSSSA students are rigorously trained in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, animation and film. While the majority of students are from California, out-of-state students are welcome to apply as there are 20 out-of-state slots.
The Silicon Valley-based company offers tech camps (in game design, robotics, coding, etc.) for kids and teens for kids and teenagers ages 7 to 17. CalArts is one of its 150 host campuses throughout the country.
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