Summer Academies in the Arts


Due to the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, we regret to cancel our in-person sessions this 2020 summer.  However, we are offering a modified, online program that focuses on college applications and career preparedness.  Visit our new website below for more information.

Summer Academies LITE

Thank you for your interest and your support during these trying times.  If you are unable to join us this summer, we sincerely hope you consider us next summer.  Stay safe and be well!



The Summer Academies in the Arts are college and career preparatory intensives for students in Art, Dance, Drama, and Music.

The only Orange County university to offer a program of this kind, we at UCI's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, aim to:

  • Provide a space for creative exploration
  • Enhance 21st century skills
  • Support college and career goals
  • Build self-confidence and leadership

High school students get to experience life as an undergraduate arts major, in which they receive practical and technical instruction in small classes taught by graduate instructors, professionals in the field, and CTSA faculty. With rigorous college-level coursework, the option to receive university credit, and social and professional networking, this immersive summer experience is the perfect place for learning and development in a fun, challenging environment!