We look forward to welcoming you to campus! Please note that the CalArts Office of Admissions will not be holding campus tours during the weeks of Spring Break (March 25-29) and during commencement season (May 6-10). 
 
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 is currently closed for renovations and expected to open in 2024. Please click the link below to view available dates and times.

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Group Tours

The CalArts Office of 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 learn more and submit a request.

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Information Sessions

The CalArts Office of Admissions holds a variety of general and tailored Information Sessions throughout the year, both in-person and virtually. For more information and a calendar of upcoming sessions, please visit our Information Sessions webpage.


Visit Registration Policy

Per CalArts policy, pre-registration is required for campus tours or visits. Please refrain from making travel arrangements until after registering or scheduling your meeting, as same-day tours or appointments cannot be guaranteed. Currently, we do not offer self-guided tours. Campus tour slots fill up quickly, especially on Mondays and Fridays, as well as during peak times. It's advisable to delay finalizing travel plans until you've received a confirmation email after registering. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate adding individuals on full tours due to prior travel arrangements. If you're on the waitlist for a specific tour date and space becomes available, you'll receive an email notification indicating that you've been taken off the waitlist and registered for the tour. Please refrain from visiting the campus unless you've received this email confirmation. For meetings with specific members of the Admissions team, kindly schedule in advance. If you have questions, please email admissions@calarts.edu.

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

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
800-545-2787
admissions@calarts.edu

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