California Institute of the Arts Graduate Schools

California Institute of the Arts (referred to as CalArts) is a Private, 4 years school located in Valencia, CA. It is classified as a School of art, music, and design school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at California Institute of the Arts is $53,466 in average. The school has 404 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 1,166 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

California Institute of the Arts (referred to as CalArts) is a Private, 4 years school located in Valencia, CA. It is classified as a School of art, music, and design school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (7/1/1972 - Current[Estimated Date]).
CalArts Directory Information
School NameCalifornia Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Address24700 W McBean Pky, Valencia, CA 91355-2397
Phone661-255-1050
Webhttps://www.calarts.edu
Online Applicationhttps://calarts.edu/admissions/apply
Financial Infohttps://calarts.edu/financial-aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at California Institute of the Arts is $53,466 in average. The school has 404 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 1,166 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 42 graduate programs through Master's and Doctorate (Research).
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$53,466
Student Population404
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs42 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio5 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at California Institute of the Arts is $53,466 in average for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $1,762.
California Institute of the Arts offers the alternative tuition plans.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Not Offered
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of California Institute of the Arts is $53,466. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2017-2018$46,830$616
2018-2019$48,660$616
2019-2020$50,850$616
2020-2021$52,850$616
2021-2022$52,850$616
The graduate school tuition & fees of CalArts is very expensive compared to private graduate schools in California. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the California graduate tuition is $21,757 (public) / $23,779 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
California Institute of the Arts$53,466
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
California Graduate Schools$19,824$22,206
Public$11,486$21,757
Private$23,779
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $19,961 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at California Institute of the Arts. On-campus living costs are decreased by -2.46% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $23,826. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.72% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$11,757$7,200$16,000$7,200
2018-2019$12,069$7,200$16,000$7,200
2019-2020$12,524$7,400$16,000$7,400
2020-2021$12,809$7,656$16,000$7,656
2021-2022$12,135$7,826$16,000$7,826
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $1,762 at California Institute of the Arts. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$1,561
2018-2019$1,622
2019-2020$1,695
2020-2021$1,762
2021-2022$1,762

Graduate Programs at CalArts

California Institute of the Arts offers 20 graduate programs for Master's and Doctorate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 181 students have completed their study at California Institute of the Arts.
Offered Degrees at California Institute of the Arts
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree190177
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship104
Total200181
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at California Institute of the Arts by award level.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Music Theory and Composition program with 35 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Music Theory and Composition program with 4 completers.
California Institute of the Arts offers 20 programs through Master's and Doctorate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 181 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 177 students have earned/completed Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 11 completers-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia11-
Communications Technologies [+] 9 completers-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects9-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation6-
Computer Software and Media Applications (other)4-
English Language And Literature [+] 16 completers-
Creative Writing16-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 11 completers-
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis11-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 120 completers-
Dance2-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology10-
Playwriting and Screenwriting0-
Acting13-
Directing and Theatrical Production3-
Costume Design3-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production24-
Photography8-
Fine/Studio Arts16-
Music Performance10-
Music Theory and Composition20-
Jazz/Jazz Studies4-
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management7-
Total177
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 4 completers-
Music Theory and Composition4-
Total4

Graduate Student Population at CalArts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 404 students enrolled into California Institute of the Arts graduate schools where it has total 1,166 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 353 full-time and 51 part-time graduate students. By gender, 176 male and 228 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total404176228
Full-time353150203
Part-tme512625
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 140 White (34.65%), 21 Black/African American (5.20%), 44 Hispanic (10.89%), 20 Asian (4.95%), and 179 students with other races. 149 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total404176228
American Indian/Native American000
Asian20713
Black/African American21129
Hispanic442618
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White1407664
Two More17116
Un-Known1367
Non-resident Alien14938111

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