CalArts Extended Studies provides a range of learning experiences.

Online 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


Building Your Freelancing Career Specialization on Coursera

Foundations of Music Technology on Kadenze

Game Design: Art and Concepts Specialization on Coursera

Graphic Design Specialization on Coursera

UI/UX Design Specialization on Coursera