The California Institute of the Arts – USA is awarding an exciting opportunity of up to $10,000 to individuals who are passionate about pursuing a degree program at the Institution.
The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is a private art university in Santa Clarita, California. It was incorporated in 1961 as the first degree-granting institution of higher learning in the US created specifically for students of both the visual and performing arts. It offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees through its six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater.
The school was first envisioned by many benefactors in the early 1960s, staffed by a diverse array of professionals including Nelbert Chouinard, Walt Disney, Lulu Von Hagen, and Thornton Ladd. CalArts students develop their own work, over which they retain control and copyright, in a workshop atmosphere.
On August 29, 2014, a freshman student identified as Regina filed a Title IX process complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights against CalArts, alleging an improper response to her reported rape by a classmate. According to Aljazeera, the CalArts administration’s process included the questioning of the victim, “…asking her questions about her drinking habits, how often she partied, the length of her dress, …” The victim alleged that she was also subjected to retaliation from friends of the perpetrator. The perpetrator was ultimately found responsible by the Institute’s investigation process and was suspended. The student’s process complaint was investigated and dismissed by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. During the process of the complainant’s Title IX investigation, CalArts students walked out of their classes and protested in solidarity with the victim, later initiating a student-led meeting to discuss the issue of sexual assault.
On June 24, 2015, Lavine announced he would step down as president in May 2017, after 29 years in the position
On December 13, 2016, after an 18-month search which included over 500 candidates, Chair Tim Disney and the CalArts board of trustees announced that Ravi S. Rajan, then the dean of the School of the Arts at the State University of New York at Purchase, was unanimously selected as president, to begin in June 2017.
Over the years the institute has developed experimental interdisciplinary laboratories such as the Center for Experiments in Art, Information, and Technology, Center for Integrated Media, Center for New Performance at CalArts, and the Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts. Some of these experimental labs continue today.
Eligibility criteria for Merit Scholarship at California Institute of the Arts.
- Applicants must be in their first year of enrolment.
- Applicants must demonstrate the outstanding academic and artistic potential
- Applicants must have graduated from an accredited secondary school or its CalArts approved equivalent to enter and graduate from the BFA program.
- Applicants must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
- 80 – 100 TOEFL ibt
- 5 – 7.0 IELTS
- 53 – 63 PTE
- 105 – 120 Duolingo (DET)
Eligible Countries: International
Type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Value of Award: $10,000
Number of Awards: Not Specified
Method of Application: Click Here to Apply
Application Deadline: The applications are open for the ongoing academic year 2022-2023.