• International Brass Quintet Composition

    Course Dates: July 11 to July 24
    Work alongside world-renowned composers and compose every day for New York’s finest brass performers – the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet!

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  • The CSU Summer Arts Experience

    See what students, faculty, and artists have to say about Summer Arts in our 30-year anniversary video!
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  • Photography and Place

    Course Dates: June 27 to July 10
    Use the expressive nature of photography to examine environmental issues and convey a sense of place as you work with contemporary artists who integrate strategies from traditional field-based disciplines into new forms of studio art practice.


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  • Writing Novels for Kids and Teens

    Course Dates: July 11 to July 24
    Work with incredible guest artists of critical acclaim to shape your imagination and craft a beginning chapter and build a toolkit to complete your novel.

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  • The Complete 21st Century Flutist

    Course Dates: June 27 to July 10
    Work closely with some of the top flutists, master teachers, and composers of our time. Refine every aspect of your flute playing, from traditional classical repertoire to jazz to 21st century

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  • 2016 Courses

    View the Full List of Courses OfferedWe have 16 fantastic courses slated for Summer Arts 2016! Check out our offerings in visual art/design, theatre, dance, music, creative writing, and media/animation. Join us in Monterey – or abroad – for an experience that will change your life!

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  • Events Calendar

    More Than 25 Public Events at CSUMB Every Summer!Summer Arts features a full guest artist performance season including concerts, theatre productions, dance performances, lectures, readings, and the always-free and always amazing student showcase series!

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  • Aid is Available!

    Almost 80% of Students Receive Scholarships to Attend Summer Arts Apply online, upload your information, and let us know why you deserve a scholarship for CSU Summer Arts. You’ll be notified of your award status about 10 days after the course application deadline.

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