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Founded in 1961, California Institute of the Arts. is a Private college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 959 full time undergraduate students, and 496 full time graduate students.
The California Institute of the Arts Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 7:1. There are 155 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at California Institute of the Arts include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at CIA are considered Most Selective, with ,10% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at California Institute of the Arts.
35 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
39 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
39 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
14 Students rated California Institute of the Arts
I can’t speak on the other programs outside of animation, but it’s a fantastic culture with great opportunities to network in order to make it into the industry. Outside of the “clout” one receives by being a CalArts alumni, you really get out what you put into your education here. I’ve heard many wonderful things about how passionate the faculty is about their peers, with a few exceptions. If you’re able to afford it and feel pretty firm on wanting to enter this industry, I’d say this is the place for you.
Calarts is a place for serious artists. The overall structure of the academic system is very loose so it can be very easy to lose focus if you're not careful. Overall I think this is the best art institution out there. All of the students are hardworking and the professors are super helpful.
Californian Institute of the Arts, or CalArts as it's more often referred to, is a well known arts college, known as one of the top animation schools, with an especially good reputation as it was founded by Walt Disney himself. The school reflects a sort of pride in it's origins and it's students. The student body is incredibly diverse and friendly, with art majors ranging from Character Animation to Fine Arts to Dance to Political Aesthetics. There's always something to do, and the facilities are well maintained. Teachers are for the most part, amazing and are working industry professionals so at no point in time do you feel like they're feeding you outdated information on the industry of your choice. The workload is heavy and the actors sometimes party a little too hard for my taste, but the school itself remains simply incredible.
The teachers truly care about you as an individual artist and help you to find/develop your own creative processes. They see students as equals rather than a means to a paycheck. Students on campus are all incredibly talented and passionate individuals and are open to conversation of any kind. I'm giving an overall 4/5 stars simply because there is always room for improvement!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for California Institute of the Arts is 23%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Jahcobie it is important that you start building a portfolio for youself, and organizing the connections that will help enrich you at CalArts. Get serious about how you are going to afford school an living. Your an adult so you need to advocate for yourself. Finally, remember you make life what you want it to be.
Calarts is an open free thinking enviornment that provides as much as you need in resources to accomplish your goals.
Queer, fun, interesting, opinionated, artistic, talented, creative.
The best thing about attending to California Institute of the Arts is that we are a small but have a focus on the arts. Classrooms consists of a small amount of students so all our teachers know us by name and we have a flurishing relationship with them all. The faculty really focuses upon the needs of the students and they are willing to provide guidance whenever we are in need.
California Institute of the Arts is best known for its creative and unique approach of art. Since the school is an art school, we have a strong foundational focus on the arts along with having a great faculty that thoroughly knows and understands our needs to become creative designers and artists of the future. We are constantly experimenting and encouraged to create innovative designs and other forms of art that goes beyond what is considered "normal."
The student is really in charge of their driection at this school and the facutly are in place to help you reach your desired goals. There are no two students doing exactly the same thing, and this school caters to that.
Many of the students do not take their studies seriously at all. I guess they are just rich kids who have come to art school to get out of the house for a few years. In addition, the campus is not attractive and I'm not sure where the tuition money goes because the teachers and student's don't see it. The academic classes offer little to no challenge. You have to take your art seriously and be very self-motivated to succeed.
A non artistic person, and someone who wants a very conservative artistic community.
I wish I would have known more about my career choice. It is rather vague, sometimes seemingly friendly & open yet often times appearing to be highly competetive with undefined standards for success. Costs of failure are also rather high.
A person that like struggling.
We hera at calarts is very busy with our works. We start our class early and end 10 in the night.
The amout of art assignments is close to make us insane. When we make a bad work, because we can not spend much ime on it,
we get tough and hard critics. But we do not have time to think about it or feel sad and bad about it, we have to start with the next one.
To fit in this environment, the person has to bee a person that enjoys the struggling.
I just say that it was a totally awesome experience. All the people were so open and creative and the teachers so inspiring and intellegent. I learned much more there then I think I would have at a conservatory.
The most frustrating thing about the school would be the schedule. Your at school from 9am-11pm. They ask alot of you and you have two one hour breaks throughout the whole day.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
75% of students
attending California Institute of the Arts receive some sort of financial aid.
19% were awarded federal grants.
While 52% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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