CalArts Extended Studies provides a range of learning experiences.

Online and on-campus courses are hands-on, instructor-led, with small class sizes. These classes are designed for discussions and access to CalArts instructors. Earn your CalArts certificate with qualifying courses.

Open Learning courses are available through partner platforms Coursera and Kadenze. These asynchronous, online courses are self-directed. Instructional videos are pre-recorded, and assignments are peer reviewed. Complete courses within a series towards a specialization. 

Open Learning Courses and Specializations

Approaching Music Theory: Melodic Forms and Simple Harmony on Coursera

Foundations of Music Technology on Kadenze

Introduction to Real-Time Audio Programming in ChucK on Kadenze

Sound Production in Ableton Live for Musicians and Artists on Kadenze

Sound Synthesis using Reaktor on Kadenze