, CalArts offers comprehensive degree programs across the full range of the visual, performing, media and literary arts through its six Schools. Admissions
are decided primarily on artistic merit and creative promise.
The uniqueness of the CalArts learning experience comes first and foremost from individualized faculty mentoring, which looks to the needs and goals of each student in order to strike a balance between rigorous professional and intellectual preparation and more open-ended experimentation, inquiry and ideation. Mentoring empowers students to develop their own distinctive creative voices and independent points of view, and to build sturdy career pathways in line with their individual artistic aims.
, an arts presenting center in downtown L.A., and the Community Arts Partnership (CAP)
, a co-curricular youth arts education program with community organizations and public schools throughout L.A. County.