​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CalArts publishes its Course Catalog online annually to provide an overview of the courses offered and program requirements for both undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. It also provides a list of the most current policies that are applicable to CalArts' student body.

The Institute reserves the right to change, discontinue or add academic requirements, courses and programs of study. Such changes may be made without notice, although every effort will be made to provide timely notice to students. It is the responsibility of the individual student to confirm that all appropriate degree requirements are met.

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 Upcoming Enrollment Dates and Deadlines

Summer 2020 Course Offerings

These courses will be offered completely online. Course content will be accessed through Learn, CalArts' learning management system, and live sessions will be conducted through Zoom. Students will need: 

  • A reliable, internet-connected device, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone for live sessions;
  • Computer or tablet for assignments;
  • Reliable and high speed internet; and 
  •  A webcam and microphone

Summer 2020 Deadlines 

  • Summer 2020 schedule available on the Hub: May 11
  • Online class signup begins: May 19
  • Summer 2020 classes begin: June 1
  • Last date to add or drop Summer classes: June 8
  • Deadline to WITHDRAW ("W" on transcript) from classes: July 6
  • Summer 2020 Classes End: July 30

For help with the online registration process, contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@calarts.edu.

The Office of the Provost is opening up registration for two online Critical Studies classes, free of charge for the Summer 2020 term. The courses are being offered free of charge this summer to assist students with degree progress, but this will not necessarily be the case for future summer offerings. Registration for these two online classes will be prioritized as follows: Spring 2020 Pending Graduates, continuing BFA 4 students, then by class level. All students will receive a signup time by email.

Fall 2020 Deadlines 

  • Fall schedule available on the Hub: August 3
  • Online class signup begins for all students: August 11
  • Course Advising Day: Sepember. 10
  • Fall classes begin: September 14
  • Last date to add or drop Fall classes: September 25
  • Deadline to WITHDRAW ("W" on transcript) from Fall classes: November 20
  • Last day of Fall semester: December 20

 Non-Course Graduation Requirements

​For information on Non-course Graduation Requirements Spring 2020 please go to this page

Graduation Requirements

 Sections vs. Courses


A Section refers to a course that is being offered during the current semester and is open for registration. Search for a Section if you want to see a course's time, location, instructor, etc..


A Course refers to a listing in the entire course catalog, whether or not it is being offered this semester.​​​