California State Summer School for the Arts



A rigorous preprofessional training program for talented high schoolers interested in a career in the arts or entertainment, CSSSA offers course work in seven disciplines: animation, dance, theater, music, creative writing, the visual arts and film/video. Admission is highly competitive, with all boys and girls having to audition, complete specific artistic assignments and submit teacher recommendations; priority is given to California residents, although a limited number of out-of-state and international students enroll each year. Participants may earn three units of California State University elective credit upon completion of the program. Scholarships are available to California residents only.

General Info

Name California State Summer School for the Arts
Location Sacramento, CA
Year-round Contacts 916-229-5160
Program Focuses & Features Animation, Basketball, Creative Writing, Dance, Film, Music, Swimming, Tennis, Theater
Grade Range (rising grades) 9-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 14-18
Application Deadline February
Residential Fee $1550-5000 (+$60-325), 4 weeks. College credit.
Year Established 1985
Dates & Sessions July-Aug; 1 session, 4 weeks long