• 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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  • Contemporary Art Studio

    Course Dates: July 11 to July 24
    Examine your own lived experience as the source, inspiration, and basis of your artistic 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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  • Nickelodeon: Development to Pitch

    Course Dates: July 11 to July 24
    Work with pros from Nickelodeon Animation Studio including show creators, directors, storyboard artists, and professional designers as you gain insight into how creative merges with business in the world of TV animation.

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  • The Michael Chekhov Acting Technique

    Course Dates: July 11 to July 24
    Get to know the psycho-physical principles of Michael Chekhov’s technique, apply the work to short scenes, situations, and text, and acquire confidence into your own creative impulses and perceptions.

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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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