Sketchbooks should be mailed to the following address:
CalArts Office of Admissions
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA, 91355
Mailed sketchbooks should include a completed Portfolio Information Form  and be mailed using the Portfolio Mailing Label .
The Office of Admissions will return your portfolio to you by mail only if you send a prepaid self-addressed package for return mailing. Be sure to complete and include any of the necessary forms required by your service provider. Prepaid mailing labels and packages from USPS, UPS, FedEx, FedEx Ground, and FedEx International are all acceptable. If necessary, your local post office will be able to provide you with an estimate for the return postage amount.
Please contact the Portfolio Room Coordinator, Jon Marshalik, if you have questions about sketchbook submission and shipping: Jmarshalik@calarts.edu; 661.255.1050 x 2187
Online Portfolio Submission
The online portfolio (artist statement, observational drawings, personal work and the video essay) should be uploaded to SlideRoom.
SlideRoom accepts MP3's, documents, images and video. You may scan or photograph your drawings to submit them digitally.
Please submit one image per slide in SlideRoom. Do not combine multiple images into a PDF document. Do not include captions on images. If appropriate, captions should be added to the designated captions section on SlideRoom.
Once your portfolio is uploaded, it can be viewed and rearranged until the final submission is made. No changes can be made following the final submission of your portfolio. There is a fee for each portfolio submission you make through the online system. Be sure to submit your portfolio to the correct degree level and program.
If you experience technical difficulties while uploading your portfolio, you may send an email to email@example.com for assistance.