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California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA, USA
3.78 Average Rating
The California Institute of the Arts is a private university that offers degree programs focused on interdisciplinary, contemporary art. The school was established by Roy and Walt Disney and maintains its affiliation with Disney™ today. To gain admittance into the school all students must submit an artist’s statement and either a portfolio or perform an audition depending on the school they wish to be considered for. The most popular fields of study are acting, dance, and cinematography and video production.


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  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
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What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
Really awesome if you know what you want. This university is all about the business, you don't want to muck around waiting for someone to tell you what you're going to do.
Marvin from Norwalk, CA
As an artist, you dream of going to a place where like minded individuals share your colorful visions- and CalARTS brings students like this together. The landscape is enriching and the talent is infinite. The school is small but the opportunities grand.
NS from Los Angeles, CA

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