MFA

3-Year Program

The Producing MFA curriculum exposes students to a variety of aesthetic and practical approaches that challenge and expand their awareness of the infinite possibilities of art-making and creativity. It provides rigorous training in the necessary practical skills, such as budgeting, marketing and grantwriting.

A graduating producer will demonstrate an evolved aesthetic and curiosity in new artists, audiences, and methodologies; exhibit creative and independent thinking, problem-solving, and use of resources; demonstrate mature and increasingly sophisticated leadership skills with growing self-awareness; and possess the necessary practical skills to be a professional creative producer.

Producing 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.

View Curriculum Requirements


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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