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.
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Offering innovative continuing education arts courses designed to meet the needs of both emerging artists and lifelong learners.
To sign up for CalArts sponsored courses on Coursera, you must register for an account using your @calarts.edu or @alum.calarts.edu email address.
Coursera for CalArts gives CalArts students, alumnx, staff, and faculty free access to CalArts’ own non-credit courses and Specializations developed by CalArts faculty on Coursera in addition thousands of other courses, Specializations, and guided projects offered by some of Coursera's other university partners. Courses are available on-demand. You can learn new skills and explore a new subject area, while earning a Coursera certificate to share on LinkedIn or your resume—for free.
Students & Alumnx: Sign-Up
Faculty and staff have access to the same suite of content offered to students and alumnx on the Coursera platform. However, faculty and staff will be able to view course recommendations that are more relevant to working professionals seeking to upskill in their current positions and/or careers.
Faculty & Staff: Sign-Up
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Complimentary spots are available for a limited time.
If you are setting up a new account, you may need to confirm your email address. Check your email inbox for an email from Coursera and follow the instructions.
Coursera is an educational technology company based in Mountain View, California, that offers online learning opportunities to millions of learners around the globe. CalArts has been a Coursera partner since 2015 and offers 22 of our courses on Coursera as part of our Open Learning initiative.
Coursera courses are non-credit offerings and do not provide professional or academic credits. If you successfully complete a course you may receive a course certificate—more about Coursera certificates here.
Coursera for CalArts gives CalArts students, alumnx, faculty, and staff free access to Coursera courses that you would have to pay for if you accessed the course through the main Coursera website. The course experience is the same. While most courses offered through the main Coursera website have a free audit option, learners who audit a course will not be able to earn a Coursera certificate and cannot complete assignments.
Refer to the instructions provided by CalArts IT to request an alumni email account
Head over to our Open Learning page to browse our offerings and enroll.
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