What happens when you are provided a safe space to take artistic risks, live in vibrant community of world-class artists, and create, perform, and study with students who share your passion? Transformation.
CSU Summer Arts assembles some of the world’s best creative artists for intensive master classes across all art genres. The 2022 Summer Arts program will run from June 26 to July 24 and will offer 15 courses on the campus of California State University, Fresno, as well as four courses abroad in Ireland, Spain, and Germany. Featured guest artists include Charles Gaines, Yannick Jacquet, Dinty W. Moore, Pepe Romero, Urban Bush Women, and many more.
Undergraduate, graduate, emerging artists, and advanced practitioners are invited to apply to live and study on campus with world-renowned artists and CSU faculty in the fields of visual art, creative writing, dance, media, music, and theatre.
CSU has offered this prestigious multidisciplinary program since 1985. This summer, two sessions are offered, the first from June 27–July 10 and the second from July 11–July 24.
Students accepted to the program have access to on-campus housing and work side-by-side with arts professionals for intense, apprentice-like study. At the end of the course, local communities surrounding the campus are invited to an open-to-the-public arts festival, where Summer Arts students proudly showcase their artistic talents. Throughout the festival, guest artists also perform each evening when the community is invited to experience the world-class talent.
“Summer Arts is truly unique, and the professional opportunities are simply unmatched during the two-week intensive courses,” said Ray Smith, Summer Arts program director. “Many of the resident artists and faculty share on-campus housing with the students, so they are sharing meals and late-night conversations that are truly transformative. Something magical happens when you eat, breathe and live the arts up to 14 hours per day, working with an artist or instructor who also happens to be one of the best in their discipline.”
CSU Summer Arts is accepting applications for the 2022 program now through May 27. Anyone over the age of 16 with the desire to master their craft are encouraged to apply. Students admitted to the program can earn up to six units of transferrable college credit and scholarships are available.
For more information about CSU Summer Arts courses, registration, artists, or scholarships available, visit the CSU Summer Arts website.
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