If you are submitting a written thesis, please follow these guidelines:
Size: 12 pt; If applicable, footnotes should be 10 pt font.
There are no restrictions on typography. For example, a hybrid text might contain multiple types, type colors, sizes, formatting, and justifications within the margin requirements outlined below.
All pages are numbered, except for the title page.
3) Thesis Body:
Left: 1.5” (The left margin is especially important for binding purposes.)
NOTE: Margins are the only strictly required spacing element. If you have downloaded the MFA Creative Writing Program Thesis Template or the MA Aesthetics and Politics Thesis Template, then you should already have the correct margins.
Printed hardcopies of typed theses 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 should NOT be bound or stapled when submitting, although binder clips and/or paperclips are acceptable.