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 creative process. It provides rigorous training in the necessary practical skills, such as budgeting, marketing, and grant writing.

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.

All MFA Producing students are required to pass a Mid-Residence and Graduation Review in order to complete the Program and obtain their 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.

Center for Integrated Media

The Center for 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.

Center for Integrated Media

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