A premier institute specializing in the visual and the performing arts, this university was founded by Walt Disney among other eminent animators and artists. This private art university was established in 1961 and has a highly selective admission policy. It accepts only around 23% of the total applicants every year.
California Institute of Arts offers admissions in Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts. The total enrollment of the university is 1,506 and the student-faculty ratio of the university is 7:1.
|Type of University||Private|
|Year of Establishment||1961|
The Office of Student Experiences at CalArts offers a number of facilities and services to its students including health and counselling services, disability support services, on-campus dining services at Steve’s Cafe, dance studios, theatres and much more.
CalArts offers on-campus housing to students in two distinct units. First and second-year undergraduate students live at Chouinard Hall, while 3rd and 4th-year undergraduate students, as well as graduate-level students, live at Ahmanson Hall.
California Institute of the Arts offers programs for 70+ degrees in visual arts, performing arts, media and literary arts. Degrees awarded include BFA (undergraduate level), MFA/ MA (graduate level), DMA (postgraduate level)
Students who want to seek admissions at California School of Arts can follow the below-mentioned application programs.
Application Portal:Students can apply via the online portal of the university.
Application Fee: The application fee for Undergraduate application is 65 USD and for Graduate application is 85 USD.
Estimated Cost for international undergraduate students:
|Type of Expense||Cost for BFA/ MFA/ DMA program students(USD)||Cost for MA 1st year students (USD)|
|Student Activity Fee||116||116|
|Accommodation Charges||5,310- 10,260||9,000|
|Meal Plan||2,000- 5,000 (approx)||2,000- 5,000 (approx)|
Career Services offered by the institute include General Career Advising, regular career fairs, providing funding and travel resources and much more.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$50,850 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|California Institute of the Arts Enrollment||1502|
|Average Graduation Rate||65.5%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$50,850 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$50,850 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$2,590 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$11,757 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$7,200 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$16,000 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$7,200 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$7,200 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$7,200 / Year|
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|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Programs||National Association of Schools of Dance|
|Programs||National Association of Schools of Theatre|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
RANKED #51 - #100
Performing Arts (International)
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#51 - #100 [Out of 100]
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I opted to take admission at the California Institute of Arts. The campus is a relaxed place and its ambiance is artistically inspiring. Lively, Cross-pollination, hands-on and individualized learning are the special characteristics of CalArts, which rightly give the School an excellent reputation in artistic disciplines. After taking admission I was fully satisfied with the opportunities provided by the institute.
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