The Herb Alpert School of Music (HASOM) at CalArts works towards
developing the entire artist and focuses on individual pathways. The
faculty are interested in seeing and hearing application materials that
offer a sense of who you are as an artist. You are required to submit an
online portfolio that showcases your work as a creative artist at this
point in your life. Live auditions/interviews are encouraged and
audition/interview days are scheduled on campus and in several other
cities (The exceptions are the Specializations in Composition
& Experimental Sound Practices, Jazz, Music Technology, and World Music which accept online portfolio
submission only). Applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and interests
are encouraged to apply.
All MFA students will apply to the Program in Music - MFA and declare a specialization on the application. Before applying, be sure to familiarize yourself with the curriculum, faculty, student work and facilities associated with your area of interest.