The CalArts campus will be undergoing a critical maintenance project during the week of March 25 through April 1 and will be closed to all visitors. The Office of Admissions will not be holding tours, in-person office hours, or any other on-campus events during this week. For more assistance or information about other opportunities to visit, please email

As always, our admissions team is available via phone, email, and zoom appointments.

Campus Tours

Small group tours of the CalArts campus are available for prospective students and their immediate family. Availability and guest count are limited to best protect our community and our visitors. Tours depart from the main lobby, are led by current CalArts students, and last approximately 75-90 minutes. Because all of our on-campus housing units are occupied, tours do not presently include campus housing. Please click the link below to view available dates and times.

Sign up for a campus tour

Visitors are asked to be vaccinated against COVID before coming on campus. Please plan to check in when arriving on campus, as well as obtain and wear a visitor badge. Masking is appreciated, and masks will be provided upon request. You may view the most up to date visitor access policies at our visitor access webpage.

Getting to CalArts

CalArts' 60-acre, residential campus is located in Valencia, CA in the Santa Clarita Valley. The campus is north of Los Angeles, adjacent to Interstate Highway 5 on McBean Parkway—40 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, 21 miles from the Burbank Airport and 44 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355-2340

Please check out the Visit section for more information about accommodations and transportation information.