If you are submitting a written thesis or dissertation, please follow these guidelines:
Size: 12 pt; If applicable, footnotes should be 10 pt font.
Please use a standard font such as Times New Roman, Verdana, Courier, Arial, etc. Other fonts may be considered if approved by your mentor / thesis advisor.
All pages are numbered, except for the title page.
3) Thesis Body:
Printed hardcopies of typed theses or dissertations should be laser-printed and single-sided. Please print hardcopies on paper that is at least 25% cotton, 20 lb paper (white); standard xerographic bond is not acceptable. Common brands of printing paper for these purposes include Southworth, Cranes, and Mohawk. Materials are available in the CalArts Store and through various online distributors.
NOTE: Hardcopies of theses/dissertations should NOT be bound or stapled when submitting, although binder clips and/or paperclips are acceptable.
Due to the pandemic-related campus restrictions, binding of theses/dissertations will not resume until Spring 2022, at which point submissions from 2020, 2021, and 2022 will be bound accordingly. Beginning in Fall 2021, personal bound copies of theses/dissertations can be requested, with payment being made through the Accounting Office. Please refer to the Institute's Coronavirus Information and Updates page for information regarding current campus operations.
If you would like your own personal bound copy of your thesis/dissertation, please download the Thesis Binding Form, fill it out, and submit it -- along with a receipt of payment from the Accounting Office, as an attachment -- to email@example.com. Note that the binding of theses/dissertations can take several months, even under normal circumstances, and there may be additional delays in light of pandemic-related disruptions.