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    California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

    California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)


    • Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
    • Top Majors: Art and Design, Music, Theater, Dance, Film and Television
    • Type: Private, Nonprofit
    • Degrees Awarded: 4 Year + Graduate
    • Campus Setting: Suburban
    • Testing Requirements: Not Required
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans, Payment Terms, Work Study
    • Gender: Coed
    • Country: United States
    • In State Tuition: $52,850
    • Out of State Tuition: $52,850
    • Delivery: Residential
    • Affiliation: National Portfolio Day Association
    • Religious Affiliation: None
    • CEEB: 4049
    • IPED: 111081
    • Call: (661) 255-1050
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    California Institute of the Arts is renowned internationally as a game-changer in the education of professional artists. The transformative cultural impact of our alumni shows why: We bring out visionary creative talent unlike any other university, school or conservatory. An all-inclusive community for a diversity of authentic voices, CalArts today offers more than 70 comprehensive degree programs in the visual, performing, media and literary arts.

    CalArts also offers online and on-the-ground classes for high school students through Extended Studies. CalArts Extended Studies provides students of all ages with opportunities for creative exploration in the arts through programming that is developed with the same artistic flavor and integrity as the curricular courses at CalArts.