Academic Policies

Institute Degree and Certificate Requirements: Advanced Certificate of Fine Arts

CalArts has developed the following minimum standards for receiving a degree or certificate from the Institute. Schools may develop additional requirements on approval of the President and Provost.

The schools may admit candidates at the graduate level for an Advanced Certificate of Fine Arts when an undergraduate degree has not been earned but where evidence of achievement and capability would otherwise justify admission for regular MFA study. The work completed for this program must be on the same level as that required for the MFA degree. The time to be spent in the program is the same as that for the MFA degree. Admission, units completion and review procedures, including the requirements for meeting the TOEFL standards in the case of international applicants, are the same as those for the MFA degree.

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