Information Sessions

Information sessions are small, comprehensive group meetings led by an Admissions Counselor to provide an opportunity for students to learn more about our programs and to ask questions about the application process. The information sessions require a reservation. We encourage you to register for the information sessions at least a couple of weeks in advance. Space is limited. Please note, no audio or video recording is allowed.


Spring 2018 Information Sessions

During the Spring (January 8 - May 10), CalArts is open Monday - Friday. We do not offer tours and information sessions on weekends. Additionally, CalArts will be closed on February 19 for the holiday weekend. We will not be offering tours or information sessions on April 13th. For more information and to register for a specific information session, please view our calendar of upcoming events.

We encourage you to register for the information sessions at least a couple of weeks in advance. Space is limited.

The Spring information session schedule is as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:30am - 12pm

In addition, we will be offering Wednesday information sessions on the following dates:

March 21, 10:30am - 12pm
March 28, 10:30am - 12pm
April 4, 10:30am - 12pm
April 11, 10:30am - 12pm
April 18, 10:30am - 12pm

If you would like to attend an information session, you must register for a specific date through our online event registration page.

Spring 2018 Campus Tours

During the Spring (January 8 - May 10), we offer tours Monday through Friday at noon. The campus tour will be approximately one hour long, but allow extra time should the tour take a bit longer. Reservations are not required for the tour; however if you wish to attend an information session as well, please be sure to register.

CalArts will be closed on February 19 for the holiday weekend. Tours and information sessions will not be available on those days. We also will not be offering a tour on April 13th.

Spring 2018 Housing Tours

CalArts offers Housing tours on Wednesdays through May 9.  No reservation is required to join this tour! Please meet in the CalArts main lobby and we will walk interested visitors to the Office of Residential Life at that time. This tour is designed for prospective BFA students and parents.

February 14 - March 14, at 11am

March 21 - April 18, at 1:30pm (following the campus tour)

April 25 - May 9, at 11am


Summer 2018 Information Sessions

During the Summer (May 14 - August 30), CalArts is open Monday - Thursday. We do not offer tours and information sessions on Fridays or the weekends. Additionally, CalArts will be closed on May 28 and July 4. For more information and to register for a specific information session, please view our calendar of upcoming events.

We encourage you to register for the information sessions at least a couple of weeks in advance. Space is limited.

The Summer information session schedule is as follows:
Monday - Thursday, 10:30am - 12pm

If you would like to attend an information session, you must register for a specific date through our online event registration page.

Summer 2018 Campus Tours

During the Summer (May 14 - August 30), CalArts is open Monday - Thursday. We do not offer tours on Fridays or the weekends. Additionally, CalArts will be closed on May 28 and July 4. The campus tour will be approximately one hour long, but allow extra time should the tour take a bit longer. Reservations are not required for the tour; however if you wish to attend an information session as well, please be sure to register.

CalArts will be closed on May 28 and July 4. Tours and information sessions will not be available on those days. To view the schedule of tours, please view our calendar of upcoming events.


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
800-545-2787
admissions@calarts.edu

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