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Campus Visits

We hope that you have an opportunity to visit our campus.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are small group meetings led by an Admissions Counselor to provide an opportunity for students to learn more about our programs and to ask questions about the application process. The information sessions require a reservation and are held for each of the following schools: Art, Film/Video (including animation), Music, and Theater. We encourage you to register for the information sessions at least a couple of weeks in advance. Space is limited. Please note, no audio or video recording is allowed.

Fall 2016 Information Sessions Schedule

The fall information schedule is as follows (September  12 - December 16).  During the Fall semester, CalArts will be closed on October 10 and on November 24 & 25.  Tours and information sessions will not be available on those days. 

  • Art: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11am
  • Film/Video and Animation: Tuesdays and Fridays, 1pm
  • Theater: Mondays and Thursdays, 11am
  • Music: Mondays and Thursdays, 1pm
  • Dance: To schedule, contact Ebony Ruffin directly at eruffin@calarts.edu
  • Creative Writing and Aesthetics & Politics: To schedule, contact Seth Blake directly at sblake@calarts.edu

If you would like to attend an information session, you must register for a specific date through our online event registration page.

Fall 2016 Campus Tours Schedule

During the Fall (September 12 - December 16), we offer tours Monday through Friday at 12pm.  Reservations are not required for the tour; however if you wish to attend an information session as well, please be sure to register for the appropriate information session.  CalArts will be closed on October 10 and on November 24 & 25.  Tours and information sessions will not be available on those days.

Please view our calendar of upcoming events for more information and to make sure a tour will be offered on the date you wish to visit.  

You should arrive no later than 11:45am if you wish to take the tour.

Fall 2016 Housing Tours Schedule

CalArts offers Housing tours on Wednesdays at 1pm, October 12 through December 14.  No reservation is required to join this tour! Please meet in the CalArts main lobby and we will walk interested visitors to the Office of Residential Life at that time. This tour is designed for prospective BFA students and parents.

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 Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355-2340



Please visit our Campus section for more information about accommodations and transportation information.

Last edited by kachzet on Sep 20, 2016
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