California Institute of The Arts, popularly called CalArts, was established in 1961 by Walt and Roy Disney in Valencia, California, through the merger of two other institutes, namely, the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and the Chouinard Art Institute. The campus of CalArts is situated on 60 acres of land, and caters to more than 1,000 students.
California Institute of The Arts is the first institute in California to grant the Bachelor of Fine Arts as well as the Masters of Fine Arts degree in literary, visual, and performing arts. It also offers undergraduate and advanced certificate programs. The institute is divided into the following six schools:
Students of CalArts are involved in a variety of clubs and organizations. Among those available on campus are the Creative Arts Collective, the Modeling/Runway Club, the Hip Hop Club, the Asian Student Union, the Queer Arts Collective, the Musicians Without Borders, the CalArts Chapter, and the Stitch & Bitch Club. The institute also publishes a magazine called "CalArts", and two internationally acclaimed journals called "Black Clock" and "Afterall".
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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