California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

24700 W McBean Pky, Valencia, CA

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California Institute of the Arts is a nonprofit private art school, which is located in Valencia, California. California Institute of the Arts offers more than twenty different programs available to students, with a Doctor's degree being the highest level available. Some of the more popular programs offered for aspiring artists includes:

  • Cinematography And Film
  • Film, Video and Photographic Arts
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Fine Studio Arts

Students can use various means to evaluate school performance. A school's graduation and loan default rates are among the strongest indicators of educational and career success. CalArts has an annual graduation rate of 65%, and a loan default rate of near 4%.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities has accredited the program courses of California Institute of the Arts for over fifty-nine straight years. Please visit calarts.edu for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at California Institute of the Arts. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

English Language and Literature

Visual and Performing Arts

Notes:
*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The net cost of this school is close to $38,800 annually, after the various types of aid, including scholarships and grants, are taken into consideration. To calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. Students wishing to apply to this school must pay an application fee of $68. The financial aid department provides information and resources for students seeking out financial options. Their phone number is (661) 253-7878. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at CalArts. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $42,000-$50,000
  • Part time students are estimated to pay about $1,000 to $1,300 per unit
  • Required fees for full-time students: $600

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $42,000-$50,000 for graduate students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,000 to $1,300 per credit hour
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $600

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid83%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$14,837
Receiving Student Loans72%$9,474

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 5%.

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