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Undergraduate Art College Admission Requirements


Acceptance rate
Portfolio size reqs
art works
Located in
Santa Clarita, California
Application deadline
January 5, 2023
Rolling enrollment

Requirements summary

Before submitting your portfolio, you must select the program of study within CalArts that you want to apply to - each program has specific admission guidelines and may have a different set of requirements.

CalArts is looking for personal work that gives them a sense of who you are as an artist, rather than technical exercises (i.e. do not include generic class assignments, figure/life drawing, still life drawings) unless you believe they offer a view of a personal and/or unique approach. Some sketches and works-in-progress are acceptable. Drawings or paintings created digitally are accepted, however if your practice has physical elements it is to your advantage to also include a selection of work done directly with physical materials or methods. Applicants with multiple interests are encouraged to submit a variety of mediums.

Read full application requirements on the college website ↗

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