Summer Hours

During the summer, CalArts is closed on Fridays and weekends. From May 16 until August 25, CalArts is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We look forward to your visit!


Virtual Information Sessions

Virtual Information Sessions are an opportunity to learn more about our programs and ask questions about the application process. Information Sessions are held over Zoom at 3pm Pacific Time and last around 45 minutes including time for a Q&A.

  • General Information Session (Mondays, 3pm Pacific Time) - All Schools
  • Performing Arts (Tuesdays, 3pm Pacific Time) - The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance, The Herb Alpert School of Music, School of Theater
  • Visual Arts Information Sessions (Wednesdays, 3pm Pacific Time) - School of Art and School of Film/Video
Sign up for an online information session

Are you a graduate student interested in one of our masters or doctoral programs? Please email the admissions contact for your program of interest directly rather than signing up for an information session.


On-Campus Tours

Small group tours of the CalArts campus are available for prospective students and their immediate family. Availability and guest count are limited to best protect our community and our visitors. Tours depart from the main lobby, are led by current CalArts students, and last approximately one hour. Please click the link below to view available dates and times.

Sign up for a campus tour

In order to create an artistic and educational environment that is as safe as possible, all visitors must be vaccinated before coming to campus. Alternatively, visitors may show proof of a negative covid test taken within the previous 72 hours. Please plan to check in at the front desk when arriving on campus, show your proof of vaccination, complete a COVID safety check, obtain and wear a visitor badge, and wear a medical-grade (surgical, N95, KN95) mask at all times - please read details regarding masks on the tour registration page.


Getting to CalArts

Coronavirus Update: CalArts is presently closed to visitors who do not have an appointment.

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
800-545-2787
admissions@calarts.edu

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