Campus Tours

Group tours of the CalArts campus are available for prospective students and their immediate family. Due to the unique nature of our campus and student body, availability, guest count, and spaces available to visit are limited. Tours depart from the main lobby and give guests the opportunity to see select general use and program-specific spaces around campus. Tours are led by current CalArts students and last approximately 75-90 minutes. Because all of our on-campus housing units are occupied, tours do not presently include campus housing. Additionally, the animation wing will be closed until the fall semester. Please click the link below to view available dates and times.

Sign up for a campus tour

CalArts Admissions also schedules group visits for high schools, colleges, and other organizations. Reservations are required for all group tours. Please click the link below to fill out and submit an inquiry.

Submit group tour request form

Visitors are asked to be vaccinated against COVID before coming on campus. Please plan to check in when arriving on campus, as well as obtain and wear a visitor badge. Masking is appreciated, and masks will be provided upon request. You may view the most up to date visitor access policies at our visitor access webpage.

Getting to CalArts

CalArts' 60-acre, residential campus is located in Valencia, CA in the Santa Clarita Valley. The campus is north of Los Angeles, adjacent to Interstate Highway 5 on McBean Parkway—40 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, 21 miles from the Burbank Airport and 44 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355-2340

Please check out the Visit section for more information about accommodations and transportation information.