Transfer Agreement Between California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and Los Angeles Community College (LACC)
Effective Fall 2020
In order to facilitate transfer of qualified students from the Los Angeles Community College (LACC) Photography Department into the School of Art BFA Photography & Media program at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), LACC and CalArts agree to enter into the following transfer agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, CalArts will give priority consideration to applicants who have successfully completed the LACC transfer track or equivalent admissible portfolio and will waive the application fee.
This agreement does not guarantee admission to CalArts. However, faculty from LACC and CalArts will review the portfolios of students pursuing the photography program at LACC in order to identify those who are most likely to successfully transfer into CalArts. There will be ongoing cooperation between the CalArts and LACC photography faculty to ensure students are on track to transfer to CalArts.
Additionally, as part of this transfer agreement, CalArts will refer students to the LACC photography program when they have potential for growth, but who may have some obstacles to direct enrollment at CalArts. Where appropriate, CalArts will share information regarding these applicants with LACC in order to facilitate their enrollment into the LACC photography program.
LACC students should be aware that CalArts Photography & Media BFA3 students are expected to have a mid-residency exhibition in the first semester of the BFA3 year and should prepare the year prior to transferring.
These transfer Guidelines are subject to change at the discretion of CalArts. CalArts reserves the right to make changes or updates to this agreement at any time. Degree requirements will be determined by the catalog requirements in place at the time students are admitted to and matriculated into CalArts.
Applicants from LACC need 60 units of baccalaureate level work to transfer into CalArts, including 22 units of general education courses. While the transfer agreement does not guarantee admission into CalArts, it does provide priority consideration and personal guidance for transferring students.