California Institute of the Arts: CalArts

CalArts is a community of artists: a place that encourages all students to express their personal creative vision and the fullest version of themselves.


Undergraduate Students:
Average 1st Year Class Size:

Suburban Campus


215 per year

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.


IB Grades

UFP Grades

Highly Selective

We do not have minimum entry requirements beyond graduation with an IB diploma. Admission to CalArts Is based primarily on an applicant’s audition or portfolio, and each program at CalArts has different audition or portfolio requirements.

Interested students should follow up further with Jesse Damazo at

Education Model

Internships within degree

Study Abroad available

CalArts is a good place for a student commited to the Performing or Visual Arts. At the undergraduate level, we only offer BFA degrees.



Tuition Cost

Financial Aid




Art & Design

Country Top 20

Film and Media Production

Country Top 20



Country Top 20

Drama & Theatre

Country Top 20

World Rankings = QS World Subject Rankings 2020
Country Rankings = Niche Best by Major Ranking

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