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California Institute of the Arts Academics

California Institute of the Arts requires at least 120 units to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at California Institute of the Arts, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. California Institute of the Arts accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, California Institute of the Arts does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 61% of students who start college at California Institute of the Arts finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

California Institute of the Arts offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: California Institute of the Arts may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Will I Take At California Institute of the Arts?

California Institute of the Arts has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with California Institute of the Arts directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at California Institute of the Arts

When choosing a major, California Institute of the Arts students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at California Institute of the Arts.

Student Designed Majors

California Institute of the Arts allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

California Institute of the Arts does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at California Institute of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts does not offer double majors. Students must choose one area of study to focus on.


Frequently Asked Questions About California Institute of the Arts


Does California Institute of the Arts Offer Learning Disability Services?

Check with California Institute of the Arts directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does California Institute of the Arts Have An Online Program?

❌ California Institute of the Arts does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does California Institute of the Arts Give AP Credit?

✅ California Institute of the Arts offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does California Institute of the Arts Have An Honors Program?

❌ California Institute of the Arts does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does California Institute of the Arts Require Internships?

❌ California Institute of the Arts does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While California Institute of the Arts does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.


Additional Information About California Institute of the Arts


California Institute of the Arts Library

The main library on campus is the Division of Library and Information Resources and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at California Institute of the Arts

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

For more information on possible dual degree options at California Institute of the Arts, contact the university directly.

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does California Institute of the Arts have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

California Institute of the Arts does not have any ROTC programs.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,520

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

25%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$53,466

Out-of-State

$53,466

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