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.
Explore is your first stop if you are considering applying to CalArts. Here you can find information about your program(s) of interest, events the Institute is hosting or attending, a virtual campus map, and much more. Your journey to CalArts starts here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-545-ARTS (800-545-2787).
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