Summer Institute

Advance your work in our five-week summer residencies at CalArts, where you’ll live and work among a community of driven artists.

Our Animation and Filmmaking residencies are rich opportunities to dig deeper with dedicated faculty and guest artists while earning course credit toward an undergraduate degree.

Our Art residency is a sanctuary of creative freedom supported by eye-opening seminars, critical workshops and curated events at world-renowned facilities. 

We would be thrilled to have you join us this summer! On-campus housing is available. 

We also offer the following Critical Studies courses for guest students.

If you have any further questions or comments about our summer programs please contact Hilary Darling at