Graduation from an accredited secondary school or its CalArts approved equivalent is required to enter and graduate from the undergraduate certificate or the BFA program. Equivalence may be established by completing the General Educational Development (GED) examination or a comparable regional test such as the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE). High School students may send official interim transcripts during the admissions process but must arrange for final transcripts to be sent upon graduation.
MFA & MA Applicants
Official college transcripts are required of all MFA applicants. College transcripts should cover all work undertaken and should be sent from each institution attended. All transcripts must be official transcripts issued from the institution you attended. Please contact each issuing institution directly to request official transcripts.
Completion or the expected completion of a master’s degree is required for all DMA applicants. Official graduate school transcripts must be issued from the institution you attended. Please contact each issuing institution directly to request official transcripts.
Official transcripts are also required of Transfer Applicants. Be sure to review Transfer Applicant Requirements for additional transcript requirements.
Submission of Transcripts
Official transcripts can be submitted electronically using any credentialing service (Naviance, Parchment, National Student Clearninghouse, Scribbles, eTranscript) or by physical mail.
Mailed transcripts should be sent to:
CalArts Office of Admissions
24700 McBean Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355