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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The Office of Student Affairs at CalArts provides a variety of student support and advocacy services, including career services, personal counseling, special events and activities, and student-sponsored clubs and organizations.
Student Affairs also offers assistance to students with disabilities and addresses issues pertaining to student rights and responsibilities, including Title IX. Student Affairs additionally seeks to assist students with transitions, from adjusting as a new student to the CalArts community to preparing for a career post-CalArts. The staff is dedicated to helping students deal with challenges and problems in all aspects of their lives.
The 2014-2015 Student Handbook (pdf) is online and currently in effect. Students are responsible for abiding by the community standards, policies, and regulations outlined in this document. Failure to read, or being unaware of Institute policy is not a valid excuse when allegedly violating CalArts regulations.
For any questions, please contact the Student Affairs office at 661-253-7874.
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Student Affairs handles the application process for several project assistance grants. Registered students who have unmet financial need and need assistance with the completion of a project are eligible for these grants. For more information, please visit the Project Assistance Grants page.
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