Before applying, please make sure to familiarize yourself with the Choreography Program, faculty, facilities, curriculum and view student work.

Audition and Materials Guidelines (MFA)

  • Written Materials
    • Provide a short artist statement and some context for your work. Describe your influences. How has your work developed over time? What defines your voice as a creator? (2500 character limit)
    • What do you see as your next step as an artist? How does the MFA in Choreography at CalArts support and facilitate that development? (1500 character limit)
    • What do you bring to our community? What skills, insight, or specific point of view can you share with our BFA students and your MFA cohort? Briefly describe the study, practice, and/or life experience that informs this knowledge. (1500 character limit)
    • CalArts values experimentation and collaboration. Describe the collaborators you hope to attract and the research you'd like to pursue.  (1500 character limit)
    • Optional: Is there anything else you would like us to know about you or your work? (1500 character limit)
  • Professional resumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • ARTIST SAMPLE: Three complete works (no excerpts) including a minimum of one example of group choreography, and one example of documentation of a live performance.