CalArts Closed to Visitors August 12 – 29

Due to essential building maintenance work, CalArts will be completely closed to everyone from August 12 – 29. 

The Office of Admissions will be working remotely during the campus closure. You are welcome to email us at or call us at 800-545-2787 with any questions. You can also find a list of admissions contacts at our Meet Admissions webpage.

Virtual Information Sessions

Virtual Information Sessions are an opportunity to learn more about our programs and ask questions about the application process. Information Sessions are held over Zoom at 3pm Pacific Time and last around 45 minutes including time for a Q&A.

  • General Information Session (Mondays, 3pm Pacific Time) - All Schools
  • Performing Arts (Tuesdays, 3pm Pacific Time) - The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance, The Herb Alpert School of Music, School of Theater
  • Visual Arts Information Sessions (Wednesdays, 3pm Pacific Time) - School of Art and School of Film/Video
Sign up for an online information session

Are you a graduate student interested in one of our masters or doctoral programs? Please email the admissions contact for your program of interest directly rather than signing up for an information session.

On-Campus Tours - Fall Dates Coming Soon

Due to essential building maintenance, registration is temporarily suspended for on-campus tours. 

Registration will become available again by mid-September. If you are a prospective student and would like to receive an email notification when campus tour registration reopens, please fill out a Request for Information Form.

You are also welcome to email the Office of Admissions at or call us at 800-545-2787 with any questions. We look forward to welcoming you on campus once the essential maintenance is complete!

Getting to CalArts

Coronavirus Update: CalArts is presently closed to visitors who do not have an appointment.

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.