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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.

About the institution

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.


Number of Undergraduate Students


Average Undergraduate Class Size

215 per year

Size of Instituition

Small Institution <5000


Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)

Campus Style

Suburban Campus

Education Model

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

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Are there study abroad options?


Cost of Tuition




IB Grade Requirements

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.

UFP Grade Requirements

Interested students should follow up further with Jesse Damazo at





Subject Name
Degree Area
Art & Design
Art & Design
Performing Arts
Drama & Theatre
Performing Arts
Film and Media Production
Art & Design
Performing Arts

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