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.
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Offering innovative continuing education arts courses designed to meet the needs of both emerging artists and lifelong learners.
All CalArts tuition rates increase annually. The annual increase is typically 4%-5%, including for the second, low-residency year of the MA program. For more information about future tuition increases, please visit our Estimated Multi-Year Tuition Schedule page.
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All residents of Chouinard Hall are required to enroll in the 10-meal per week plan at a minimum, and this cost will be reflected on the student’s bill. Students may choose to upgrade to a 14, 17 or block meal plan during registration each semester.
Meals can be redeemed during regular meal times at CalArts main cafeteria (Steve’s Café). Flex dollars can be used like a bank debit card to purchase snacks, drinks or meals in either Steve’s Café or in Tatum Lounge.
All CalArts students will be automatically enrolled in the CalArts health insurance plan. This cost will be reflected on the student’s bill each semester.
Students already covered by another health insurance provider may complete an insurance waiver during the online registration process each year. See the Health Insurance page for additional details.
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