California Institute of the Arts

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Santa Clarita, CA
Not Genre-Specific
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 4, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
CalArts Admissions
Core Faculty Includes: 

Gabrielle Civil, Brian Evenson, Carribean Fragoza, Muriel Leung, Anthony McCann, Chris Santiago, Janet Sarbanes, Matias Viegener

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers a range of need/merit-based scholarships to all students, including one full-tuition waiver fellowship through a partnership with the Truman Capote Literary Trust, as well as teaching assistantships and post-graduate teaching fellowships.

Other Features: 

This program features a Visiting Writers Series, a Writer-in-Residence program, and the Next Words student reading series. The program does not track by genre, and students may pursue interdisciplinary concentrations.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis after the deadline.


Rose Andersen, Colin Dickey, Carribean Fragoza, Joy Gregory, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Henry Hoke, Christine Imperial, Douglas Kearney, Anne-Marie Kinney, Grace Krilanovich, Janice Lee, Amanda Montei, Atsuko Okatsuka, Kenneth Reveiz, Allie Rowbottom, Lauren Strasnick, Emerson Whitney