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CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, VALENCIA, CALIFORNIA

Valencia, CaliforniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1970Established Year
  1498Enrollment

California Institute of the Arts: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1961
Campus SettingSuburban
Total Enrollment1,506
Student-Faculty Ratio7:1

California Institute of the Arts Rankings

  • Ranked #3 in Best College for Film and Photography in America- 2020 by niche.com
  • Ranked #7 Best College for Design in America- 2020 by niche.com
  • Ranked #11 Best College for Performing Arts in America- 2020 by niche.com

California Institute of the Arts Campus

California Institute of the Arts Campus

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.

  • The Student Activities Office presides over 15+ student clubs including the CalArts Anime Club, CalArts Improv Club, Soccer Club.
  • Being the centre for innovations and creativity CalArts organizes dance events, musical nights, art exhibitions etc all year round.
  • Around 42% of the undergraduate students attending CalArts are White, while the other 58% is made up of Asians, African /Americans, Hispanics and students from other ethnicities.
  • Santa Clarita where CalArts is located is a bustling suburban town with a population of over 200,000. There are nature centres, historic sites and amusement parks for newcomers to explore here.

Residence Facilities at California Institute of the Arts

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.

  • Chouinard Hall offers double-occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms. Suite style accommodations are available at Ahmanson. Basic furnishing such as a twin bed, desk and chair, dresser, wardrobe etc is available in each room.
  • Cable services, WiFi access, central air conditioning, pantry/ kitchen access, lounge furniture etc are also available.
  • The Office of Student Experiences provides assistance to students with physical disabilities.

Programs offered at California Institute of the Arts

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)

  •  Some of the popular majors include Cinematography and Video Production, Studio Arts and Acting.
  • The institute offers a unique extended studies program to art enthusiasts from all ages. Programs are offered to the youth, as summer intensives, online, pre-college etc.
  • MFA/ MA degrees are offered in nearly 30 disciplines including Creative Writing, Film and Video, Experimental Animation etc.

Application Process

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.

Application Deadline

  • Undergraduate Level: Jan 6, 2020; 
  • Graduate Level: Varies by program

Documents Required

  • Online Application, 
  • Official Transcripts, 
  • English Proficiency Scores 
  • Financial statement authorized by bank
  • Portfolio of work (as per program being applied to), 
  • Letters of recommendation.

Cost of Attendance

Estimated Cost for international undergraduate students:

Type of ExpenseCost for BFA/ MFA/ DMA program students(USD)Cost for MA 1st year students (USD)
Tuition Fees52,85042,320
Student Activity Fee116116
Technology Fee500500
Accommodation Charges5,310- 10,2609,000
Meal Plan2,000- 5,000 (approx)2,000- 5,000 (approx)
Health Insurance2,6562,656

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

  • International students at CalArts may receive financial aid from the following avenues: Institutional Scholarships, Private Scholarships and Private Loans to afford study in the USA.
  • Students are notified via email if they are eligible for any scholarships by the university. Students can accept the financial aid by logging into the Hub (financial aid website of CalArts) and accepting the suitable award.
  • The scholarship amount may vary from anywhere between 1,000 USD to 12,000 USD or more.
  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the quality of work submitted, transcripts, English proficiency scores etc. Financial need of the candidate is also considered.
  • One scholarship available for international Christian students is the Harvey Fellowship (12,000 USD).

Alumni Network

  • The CalArts Alumni Association offers library privileges, discount offers, lifelong CalArts email ID and many other special benefits to their ex-students.
  • Some of the famous alumni members of CalArts are Tim Burton (Director), Alison Brie (Actress), David Hasselhoff (Actor)

Placements

Career Services offered by the institute include General Career Advising, regular career fairs, providing funding and travel resources and much more.

  • California Institute of Arts has an employment rate of about 87%.
  • The average salary earned by students is 37,900 USD/year about 6 years after graduating.
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California Institute of the Arts Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1502
FAFSA Code001132
Application Cost$70
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$50,850 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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California Institute of the Arts Acceptance Rate

24.1%

Acceptance Rate

2265

Total Applicants

1502

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

42.5%

Male

57.5%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program24.1%
Total Applicants4119
Total Enrolled991
Graduate
Graduate Programs24.1%
Total Applicants2124
Total Enrolled511

California Institute of the Arts Enrollment

Enrollment
California Institute of the Arts Enrollment1502
Undergraduate Enrollment991
Graduate Enrollment511
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate65.5%

Attendance Cost

$50,850

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition 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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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Dance
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
51703328184276
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    Performing Arts (International)

    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    9.2/10

    10/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    9/10faculty
    9/10extracurricular
    9/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Ratan rao natarajan, INDIA Graphic design
    California Institute of the Arts
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    9.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    GRAPHIC DESIGN FROM CALARTS

    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.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The Graphic Design Program emphasizes both practical and conceptual skills and enables each of us to integrate a command of visual language with imagination, theory, and technology.

    10 /10
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    placement
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    extracurricular
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