CalArts offers a variety of unique programs at the undergraduate and graduate level within its six world-renowned Schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater.
Undergraduate core courses are the foundation of BFA studies at CalArts, providing a strong general education and opportunities to deepen every student's artistic practice.
The CalArts Library enables students and faculty to develop the skills necessary for creative exploration, critical reflection and lifelong learning.
CalArts is located in Santa Clarita, Calif., 30 miles north of Los Angeles. Explore the local area and community.
Offering innovative continuing education arts courses designed to meet the needs of both emerging artists and lifelong learners.
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School of Dance Degree Requirements
Mentors are assigned late in August. The initial mentor assignment is based primarily on ensuring a balanced student to mentor ratio. Students are given the opportunity to select a new mentor at the end of their first year of study.
All students in the School of Dance are pre-enrolled into their required metier coursework. BFA students should plan to add one additional Critical Studies course to ensure they stay on track with the recommended six units per semester.
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