About California Institute of the Arts
The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is a private art university in Santa Clarita, California. It was incorporated in 1961 as the first degree-granting institution of higher learning in the US created specifically for students of both the visual and performing arts. It offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees through its six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater.The school was first envisioned by many benefactors in the early 1960s, staffed by a diverse array of professionals including Nelbert Chouinard, Walt Disney, Lulu Von Hagen, and Thornton Ladd. CalArts students develop their own work, over which they retain control and copyright, in a workshop atmosphere.
- Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
- 979 students
- 0.54 faculty staff per student
- Campus housing available
Notable programs at California Institute of the Arts
545 students out of 2,265 applicants were accepted into California Institute of the Arts.
Tuition and costs
In 2017, the cost of tuition at California Institute of the Arts was $47,446. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $68,993.
Financial aid available at California Institute of the Arts
76% of undergraduate students at California Institute of the Arts received grants or loans in 2017.
The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.
Average student living expenses at California Institute of the Arts
The average yearly cost of room and board at California Institute of the Arts was of $11,757 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,590.