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Summer Session '12

"Human Body from Food to Function" class taught by Michael Bryant

Introduction to Summer Session '12

***Registration for Summer Session '12 has closed.

CalArts Summer Session ’11 was a fantastic experience for students and faculty alike, and I am thrilled to announce that we have even more to offer for Summer Session ’12. Below you will find general information regarding the session. This page will be updated on a regular basis as plans progress. If you have any further questions, or would like to schedule a meeting, you are welcome to contact me via email.

Hilary Darling
Summer Session Manager

***Please note: Summer Session at CalArts is for current CalArts students and alumni as well as guest students with substantial college experience. To establish Guest Student status please contact the CalArts Summer Session Manager.

Basic Information

  • Courses/Credits: Students can take up to two classes, three credits per course. Once again there will be selections to help satisfy your Critical Studies requirements. Writing Arts will be offered along with a variety of classes from the following areas: Film, Dance, Humanities, Social Sciences, Cultural Studies and Science. These courses all qualify for Critical Studies credit.

In addition, based on popular demand we are adding selections for creative enrichment as well as professional practice development. Check back soon for a list of course offerings.

  • Dates: May 21-June 22, 2012 (right after graduation, which is May 18, 2012).
  • Classes will meet: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the first four weeks; week five is reserved for independent work on final projects and essays.
  • Times of classes: Morning classes meet from 9 am-12:30 pm and afternoon classes meet from 2-5:30 pm.
  • Tuition: Tuition for Summer Session '12 is $550/credit. Matriculated CalArts students and CalArts Alumni will receive a 30% discount on the cost of tuition--$385/credit. Additional course fees may apply. There will be no auditing of classes.
  • Financial Aid: There is currently no financial aid available for Summer Session.
  • Registration & Class Sign-up: Registration and class sign-up will take place online March 26th-May 11th. Current CalArts students will be able to access online sign-up by logging in with their PIN and password to the Student Academic Services page. Guest students will need to email the Summer Session Manager at hdarling@calarts.edu to establish access to the system. In this correspondence please simply state your intent to enroll in Summer Session '12, provide your full name, phone number and preferred email address, and allow at least three days to process your request.
  • Payment Options: Tuition must be received by the CalArts Office of Accounting by 4:00 P.M. on May 16th and may be paid by check or credit card. Payment can be made online during registration and class sign-up; payment may also be made subsequently by mail, phone, or by visiting the CalArts Office of Accounting during regular business hours.
  • Refund Policy: Students will be given a 100% tuition refund if they withdraw from classes before the first day of class. Once classes have started students may withdraw with a 50% refund during the first week. After the first week no refunds will be issued.
  • Housing and Transportation: For students not living in the area, group rates for housing at some local hotels are available—as well as transportation to and from CalArts—by mentioning your affiliation with the Institute. For a list of hotels/motels in the vicinity click here: local hotels. Another option will be accessing private rentals and sublets online through the Office of Student Affairs page. Many students took advantage of this option last year with relative ease and convenience.


Critical Studies

Creative Enrichment

Professional Practice

Last edited by pfraser on May 14, 2012
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