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.
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Offering innovative continuing education arts courses designed to meet the needs of both emerging artists and lifelong learners.
We care about you, and we are aware that many local K-12 schools have closed and the situation continues to evolve. We understand that this new development might present some of our working parents and guardians with unique challenges. We want to share additional important information for employees, including what you can do to manage your professional and personal needs due to the COVID-19 virus.
These are guidelines that have been developed to guide the management of the CalArts Returns initiative for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year. The document contains policy-level principles based on the most current guidance from public health agencies at the time of release [September 30, 2020] as well as broad directives for the development of internal implementation procedures that are being developed internally at CalArts.
This current version was updated on September 30, 2020.
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