Valencia, CA

California Institute of the Arts is renowned internationally as a game-changer in the education of professional artists.



Founded by Walt Disney, 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.

CalArts brings out visionary creative talent unlike any other university, school or conservatory. It offers offers more than 70 comprehensive degree programs in the visual, performing, media and literary arts, bringing together an all-inclusive community for a diversity of authentic voices.

The CalArts learning experience stands apart from other schools as they try to maintain an intimate, creative environment that prioritizes individual mentorship and guidance.

The overall aim of the Acting Program is to guide students in becoming versatile, well-rounded theatre artists who have the skills to pursue their own creative and professional paths. Accordingly, CalArts seeks talented performers who are engaged with their imaginations, guided by their passions, and compelled to speak their stories.

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