CalArts Admissions
While the curriculum at CalArts is unlike any other, the admissions process is similar to other art and design schools. The information on these pages will help guide you through the CalArts admissions process.

Begin your search at the Apply section to get an overview of requirements, followed by the Portfolio and Audition information to learn about the specific requirements for each program. Applicants are also encouraged to visit the individual School sites to view student work and learn more about their Program of interest.


Contact the Office of Admissions at, 800-545-ARTS (800-545-2787).

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