CalArts campus is currently closed to all but essential employees
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.
Explore is your first stop if you are considering applying to CalArts. Here you can find information about your program(s) of interest, events the Institute is hosting or attending, a virtual campus map, and much more. Your journey to CalArts starts here.
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.
For courses that are not available through online signup, and for general mentoring and discussion with faculty, students are invited to attend course advising day. This is where you will have the opportunity to sign up for any courses listed as permission of instructor, independent study, or any course you were unable to add through online class signup.
Please check which time frame you need to attend below. Students are assigned a morning or afternoon time by last name:
• L-Z: 10:00am to 1:00pm (PDT)
• A-K: 3:00pm to 6:00 pm (PDT)
Not sure where to start? Visit us at the Information Booth!
• Meet us on Zoom
Click here more information about the Office of the Registrar and how we can help you.
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Our Academic Advisors are committed to helping you through your academic journey at CalArts.
Academic Advising at CalArts
It is our mission to foster the educational goals of CalArts students by focusing on financial strategies that help promote access, affordability, and persistence toward completing their degree program as well as succeeding beyond our campus.
Financial Aid Office Webpage
Continuing students: firstname.lastname@example.org
New students: email@example.com
Office for International Students Webpage
Stay current with important dates regarding Tuition & Fees Deadlines and Academic Dates.
The Office of Campus Life oversees and supports two actives areas of our campus: Student Engagement and Residence Education.
Student Engagement includes supporting our campus clubs and organizations as well as hosting campus-wide on-line events such as virtual dinner parties, Jackbox game nights, open mic and gallery nights to name a few programs we will be hosting this upcoming semester.
Residence Education houses approximately 500 students in two residence halls on CalArts campus. Due to state and local guidelines we are currently unable to house students on campus. However, our Residence Education team is still here to support students while they are living off campus. Please feel free to reach out to them regarding our off campus housing guide and hotle living opportunity for CalArts students.
Join us on Zoom from 10am to 1pm
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Advising Day Forms
Digital Arts Minor
Course Request Card
Independent Study / Project Contract
Critical Studies Minor
Course Overload Petition
School of Art
School of Critical Studies
The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance
School of Film/Video
The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts
School of Theater
Course Catalog and Registration
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