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California Institute of the Arts

24700 McBean Parkway

Valencia, CA 91355

United States

Telephone: 661-255-1050


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Maureen A. Maloney

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: June 30, 2023

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 1900

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1955

Undergraduate FTE: 930

Graduate FTE: 487

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. No Related Entity

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Semester

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerTracie CostantinoProvost and Senior Vice President for Academic
Board of Directors ChairCharmaine JeffersonBoard of Trustees
Chief Academic OfficerTracie CostantinoProvost and Senior Vice President for Academic
Chief Executive OfficerRavi
Chief Financial OfficerLori HuseinSenior Vice President for Finance & Administration Chief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchKahlil FordDirector of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00113200California Institute of the ArtsValenciaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Acting (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1970On-Site
Aesthetics and PoliticsMasters2008On-Site
African Music and DanceMasters1994On-Site
African Music and Dance (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1994On-Site
Art (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1970On-Site
Art and TechnologyMasters2010On-Site
Art and Technology (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree2010On-Site
Balinese and Javanese Music and DanceMasters1990On-Site
Balinese and Javanese Music and Dance (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1990On-Site
Character AnimationBachelors1971On-Site
Character Animation (Certificate)Non-degree1971On-Site
Choreography (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1971On-Site
Composition (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1970On-Site
Costume DesignMasters2000On-Site
Costume Design (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree2000On-Site
Creative Producing and ManagementBachelors2000On-Site
Creative Producing and ManagementMasters2000On-Site
Creative Producing and Management (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree2000On-Site
Creative WritingMasters1995On-Site
Creative Writing Program (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1995On-Site
Dance (Certificate)Non-degree1971On-Site
Design and ProductionBachelors2000On-Site
Design and Production (Certificate)Non-degree2000On-Site
Directing (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1970On-Site
Experimental AnimationMasters1970On-Site
Experimental AnimationBachelors1970On-Site
Experimental Animation (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1970On-Site
Film DirectingMasters1999On-Site
Film Directing (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1999On-Site
Film and VideoMasters1970On-Site
Film and VideoBachelors1971On-Site
Film and Video (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1971On-Site
Graphic DesignMasters1970On-Site
Graphic DesignBachelors1970On-Site
Graphic Design (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1970On-Site
InstrumentalArts (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1970On-Site
Jazz (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1983On-Site
Lighting DesignMasters2000On-Site
Lighting Design (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree2000On-Site
Music TechnologyMasters2010On-Site
Music TechnologyBachelors1996On-Site
Music Technology (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1996On-Site
Musical ArtsBachelors1989On-Site
Musical Arts (Certificate)Non-degree1989On-Site
North Indian MusicMasters1982On-Site
North Indian Music (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1982On-Site
Performer-ComposerProfessional Doctorate2009On-Site
Performer-Composer (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree2009On-Site
Photography and MediaMasters1970On-Site
Photography and MediaBachelors1970On-Site
Photography and Media (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1970On-Site
Scene DesignMasters2000On-Site
Scene Design (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree2000On-Site
Sound DesignMasters2000On-Site
Sound Design (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree2000On-Site
Technical DirectionMasters2000On-Site
Technical Direction (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree2000On-Site
VoiceArts (Certificate and Advanced Certificate)Non-degree1970On-Site
World Music PerformanceBachelors1984On-Site
World Music Performance (Certificate)Non-degree1984On-Site
World PercussionMasters2007On-Site
World Percussion (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree2007On-Site
Writing for PerformanceMasters2000On-Site
Writing for Performance (Advanced Certificate)Non-degree2000On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2025Progress Report
Fall2028Offsite Review
Spring2029Accreditation Visit