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Campus Visits

We hope that you have an opportunity to visit our campus.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are small 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 and are held for each of the following schools: Art, Film/Video (including animation), Music, and Theater. We encourage you to register for the information sessions at least a couple of weeks in advance. Space is limited. 

During the summer months, CalArts will be undergoing major
construction to update our cafeteria and dining area. The construction will impact several additional facilities, including the Film Library, which will be closed May 16 - September 7.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause for visitors. Please view more information about our CafĂ© remodel.

Summer Schedule

During the Summer (May 18 - September 4), CalArts is closed on Fridays.  Tours and information sessions are not available those days.  Additionally, CalArts will be closed on May 25 and July 2 for the holiday weekends.  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 (May 18 - September 4):  

  • Art: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am
  • Film/Video and Animation: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm*
  • Theater: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11am
  • Music: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1pm
  • Dance: To schedule, contact Angel McLendon directly at amclendon@calarts.edu
  • Creative Writing and Aesthetics & Politics: To schedule, contact Seth Blake directly at sblake@calarts.edu

*Additional Film/Video and Animation information sessions are also available on Wednesdays, July 15 - August 5, from 1pm - 2pm.  

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

Campus Tours

During the Summer (May 18 - September 4), we offer tours Monday through Thursday at noon.  Reservations are not required for the tour; however if you wish to attend an information session as well, please be sure to register for the appropriate information session.  

Please view our calendar of upcoming events for more information and to make sure a tour will be offered on the date you wish to visit.  

You should arrive no later than 11:45am if you wish to take the tour.

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 Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355-2340



Please visit our Campus section for more information about accommodations and transportation information.

Last edited by kachzet on May 27, 2015
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