California Institute of Integral Studies

School of Consciousness and Transformation

Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts


1453 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts

Format: Campus

Program Description:

We value the complexity and diversity of human experience and expression, and welcome artists of all disciplines (literary, visual, performing, media, and interdisciplinary). Students in the MFA programs learn to locate their artistic lineage and gain deeper understanding of their conceptual interests and aesthetic choices.

In the MFA in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts, we believe that art-making is a pioneering, transformative act that moves, often changes, sometimes revolutionizes culture. To achieve this, we ask our artists to become more aware, reflective, and adept, willing to expand their skills and capacities and able to place their own work within a creative inquiry that takes them more deeply into the nature and meaning of their art.

This 48-unit degree results from two full-time years of coursework, which can be accomplished entirely through weekend intensive and online work, and one or more of the following:

  • A book-length manuscript or chapbook
  • An evening-length dance, theatrical, or musical performance
  • A visual arts exhibition
  • A social justice/community arts project


Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 48 Credits

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1006 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 24445 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 24445 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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