CalArts offers a variety of unique programs at the undergraduate and
graduate level within its six world-renowned Schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and
Undergraduate core courses are the foundation of BFA studies at CalArts,
providing a strong general education and opportunities to deepen every student's artistic practice.
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necessary for creative exploration, critical reflection and lifelong learning.
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Offering innovative continuing education
arts courses designed to meet the needs of both emerging artists and lifelong learners.
The MFA Specialization in Applied Arts offers intensive professional training in scenic art, visual communications and art direction.
The Specialization is designed to serve students who have completed some training in the fine arts and/or theater, and require advanced skills and aesthetic exposure to achieve viable, dynamic careers.
All areas of advanced industry practice are covered—from traditional drawing techniques to digital rendering and CAD. The Specialization is uniquely designed for students interested in pursuing careers in theater, film, television, themed entertainment, immersive design, and other creative industry specializations where they’ll work as highly creative thinkers, storytellers, scenic artists, and art directors.
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