Attention: Teen Artists, Writers, and Performers!

Submitted by kdeweese on December 22, 2010 - 10:24am

The 25th Session of the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) Seeks Teen Artists, Writers, and Performers

Summer 2011 Applications Must Be Postmarked on or before February 28, 2011

For 25 years, the California State Summer School for the Arts has sought the most talented high school-aged visual, literary, media and performing artists in California.  The teenagers who are selected are designated California Arts Scholars and attend one of the country's premier summer arts institues on the campus of the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, this year from July 9 - August 5, 2011.

Over its history, CSSSA has provided its world-renowned four-week summer arts program to more than 12,000 talented high school students.  Instruction is offered in the fields of: Animation, Film/Video, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts.  For the 520 high school students accepted each year, CSSSA represents a unique opportunity to spend four weeks studying and working with professional artists, writers, and performers of national stature.  The talented teenagers who successfully complete the program receive three units of California State University course credit.

CSSSA provides the highest quality professional artistic training to the most deserving teenagers regardless of their economic situations.  Nearly 40 percent of our students receive financial aid.  CSSSA expects to equal or surpass that record in 2011.  No student who has the drive and talent to succeed in the application process will be denied admission, solely on the basis of inability to pay.

Alumni of the program include actors Zac Efron and James Franco;  animator Craig McCracken, writer Dakila Davina, dancer Sharon Grimsley Teague, and singer Katharine McPhee.

For more information or to obtain an application form, visit, or call the Sacramento headquarters at (916) 229-5160.

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