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.


CalArts Extended Studies COVID-19 Information

In response to the global Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) CalArts is following CDC guidelines with community welfare as our primary goal. The Institute response team reviews the situation daily and is working to make informed decisions with both safety and academic continuity in mind. 



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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