Students’ Union

The CalArts Students’ Union directs the flow of information related to student needs and is headed by elected representatives of each of the six schools, as well as leaders of other student groups. The organization provides an open forum for students to express concerns about the Institute; serving as liaisons to the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty and staff; and providing for the student body by awarding grants and funding projects/events around campus. The Union functions to unite the student body in order to foster a fully interdisciplinary, progressive and creative environment. The S.U. Website will be the official place to receive updated news, information, and essential resources that come from the union as it relates to the student body.

For more information, contact:
Students’ Union Office
Room D211 (by Tatum Lounge)
Phone: x2255

Clubs and Organizations

Want to create a new club/organization on campus? Visit the Student Activities Office (D206a). If you have any questions, please call Student Activities at 661-253-3047.

Acting for Animators

Using the Meisner Technique—which focuses on external reactions rather than internal emotions to ignite creative instinct—this club offers a detailed understanding of behavior and emotion.

CalArts Anime Club

Watch and discuss Japanese animation. For more information, email

CalArts Comedy

The club aims to foster a community for anyone with an interest in expressing themselves through humor or those who simply want to unwind from school.

CalArts Eye

An uncensored, multi-métier publication, CalArts Eye is created, composed, and constructed by students and for students. Alumni are also welcome to send in work. To send submissions or ask questions, email

The Collective

Functioning as a gathering and a summoning, artists of the African Diaspora collaborate across disciplines to discover the polyvocal, radical depths of Black expression and thought. Through the creation of programming and events that take place throughout CalArts, the Collective strives to sustain multifocal conversations by choosing to speak back and re-vision. For more information, email

Contact Improv Club

Provides a forum and "playground' for sharing tools in weight sharing, real-time decision making, and listening with the body.

Combo Club

A space where anyone from CalArts can come together and learn a new style/genre of dance each week.

Film Tonight

Each Friday night in A115, the club screens movies its members are excited by and feel people should see. Meets every Friday at 10pm in A115.

Game Makers

Leading CalArts into a brave new era of video game production.

Hardware Hacking Club

The club’s mission is to modify, hack or circuit bend various electronic devices in the pursuit of art. For more information, email

HeArt Christian Fellowship

A time and space for fellowship within the gospel of Jesus Christ, members build and encourage each other's faith and use multimedia to bring hope. For more information, email

Hip Hop Club

Gives students a chance to expand their dance training and experience the culture. For more information, email


Aims to inspire everyone to use their talent and energy for building peace and togetherness. For more information, email Visit Masterpeace on Facebook

Materials Collective

Develops campus-wide solutions to minimize single use materials, reduce the waste of reusable materials, and enable responsible disposal.

Mi Gente – Latin Student Union

A collective to provide support, encouragement, and critique toward our art practices and communities. For more information, email

Queer Arts Collective (QAC)

Aims to sensitize the CalArts community on diverse, sexual, gender and non-normative identities/narratives. Along with forming a safe and friendly peer group including students, administrators, faculty and staff, we organize exhibitions, film screenings, lectures and artist shows. For more information, email QAC Tumblr.


Provides the CalArts community with a unique outlet for creative sharing through vibrant content and thought-provoking radio programming. For more information, email

Soccer Club

Play soccer. Have fun. Exercise. For more information, email

Tap Club

Brings culture and community to to tap through the fundamentals of rhythm.