MFA

3-Year Program

The Producing Management MFA curriculum cultivates an expansive artistic knowledge, a robust critical perspective, and management practices to support a multiplicity of creative collaborations and development processes. The course of study provides rigorous training in the necessary practical skills, such as the ability to “read” people, budgeting, people management, the ability to understand the law as it relates to producing, and the fundamentals of unions.

Production Management MFA specialization 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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