MFA

3-Year Program

MFA students in the Interactive media for Performance specialization anchor their individual studies around generating art for live situations, including performance, interactive time-based visual art, and new forms of electronically mediated narrative. Students expand their skill set and means of expression with performance practice, software and hardware courses, drafting and drawing, and the use of new media.

Interactive Media for Performance MFA candidates are required to pass a Graduation Review to complete the Program and obtain the MFA degree.

Full Curriculum

Detailed curriculum and academic requirements can be found in the online course catalog.

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Interdisciplinary Opportunities

In addition to CalArts' rich and diverse community and naturally collaborative atmosphere, the Institute provides several programs of study that can be pursued concurrently with a student's chosen metier.

Integrated Media

The Integrated Media concentration is designed specifically for MFA students whose creative use of technology—in particular digital media—goes beyond their primary areas of study.

Integrated Media

Interschool Degree

This option is available to a small number of graduates and advanced third- and fourth-year undergraduates whose skills and artistic interests warrant pursuing a degree in more than one School.

Interschool Degree


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