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CalArts Graduate Thesis and Work Sample Collection
The CalArts Library and Institute Archives consider student work a vital part of our collections, and we take pride in building and preserving the CalArts Graduate Thesis and Work Sample Collection. A student’s thesis or work sample is an important culmination of their studies at CalArts and is a unique resource for both current and future students, faculty, staff, and outside researchers.
In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, graduate students from the following programs are required to submit their thesis or work sample(s) in both physical (hardcopy) and electronic formats:
MFA Creative Writing (Critical Studies)
MA Aesthetics & Politics (Critical Studies)
MFA or MA Interschool Programs (Various)
MFA Composition (Music)
MFA Performer-Composer (Music)
MFA Experimental Sound Practices (Music)
DMA Performer-Composer (Music)
In light of pandemic-related disruptions, applicable Master's and DMA graduates from Academic Year 2019-2020 and Academic Year 2020-2021 have one final opportunity to submit their thesis/work sample by the deadline set for this year's (2021-2022) graduates. The deadlines below have been set for this year’s thesis/work sample submissions and are applicable to graduates from the past two (2) academic years, as well.
Copies of ALL theses/work samples, in all formats (both electronic and physical), must be submitted no later than Friday, May 20, 2022, at 5:00 PM (U.S. Pacific Standard Time).
Electronic submissions (all digital copies) of theses and work samples, along with PDF attachments of the required forms (the Thesis Submission Agreement and the Submission Checklist), must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the above deadline.
Physical (hardcopy) submissions may be submitted in person or by mail. Students who wish to submit their hardcopies in person must do so by scheduling a brief appointment here. Mailed hardcopy submissions must be postmarked no later than Friday, May 20, 2022 and sent in an appropriately sized, durable envelope or box to the following address:
ATTN: Reference and Instruction Librarian
24700 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355
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