Extended Studies at CalArts offers credit- and non-credit bearing options for creative exploration in the arts, on the ground and online, and on and off-campus. Our offerings are developed with the same artistic flavor and integrity of the curricular courses at CalArts.


Browse the categories below to see our current offerings.


Reside at CalArts this summer!

Get ready- applications for all Summer 2020 programs will open on January 2.


Why should you consider a CalArts Summer Residency?

“Thanks for the opportunity to spend 5 weeks with you all this summer -- it was the most amazing experience!”

Read on for more of what our 2017 Summer Residency participants had to say about their experiences!

What are students saying about our PDWs?

“This course was absolutely amazing, a breath of fresh air for an artist that's just beginning his journey!”

Read on to find out what our Summer Portfolio Development Workshop students are saying about their experiences.

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