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California State University presents CSU Summer Arts, a multidisciplinary system-wide program offering academic credit plus a festival in the visual, performing, and literary arts.
The academic component offers two-week residency courses for undergraduates, graduates, and professionals in creative writing, dance, music, film, video, theatre, performance, visual arts, design, arts education, and new technology.
CSU Summer Arts is currently hosted by CSU Monterey Bay.
Summer Arts is Students
As part of CSU Summer Arts, local and international students study with guest artists in intensive workshops and masterclasses in theatre, music, dance, visual arts, writing, filmmaking and videography, new technologies, and arts education.
Summer Arts is a life-altering experience for students, allowing them to delve deeper into their artistic process than ever before. Student participants leave Summer Arts with renewed vigor for their art and excitement about sharing that spirit with their communities.
Summer Arts is Community
The Summer Arts festival highlights world renowned guest artists with performances, exhibits, and lectures on a CSU campus and throughout the community.
Summer Arts students take their workshops out of the classroom and into the community, working with local elementary schools and other community groups to share the excitement of the arts.
Summer Arts is Artists
Guest artist from past season have included: Kronos Quartet, Urban Bush Women, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Second City, Trimpin, Luis Alfaro, Christopher Young, Kim Abeles, Terence Blanchard, Bill Irwin, Joe Goode Performance Group, Lita Albuquerque, James Chressanthis, Philip Levine, Tandy Beal, Joe Cariati, Cornerstone Theater Company, Diavolo Dance Theatre, Eliot Fisk, Terry Zwigoff, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Bella Lewitzky, Bobby McFerrin, Jaron Lanier, Romulus Linney, Rachel Rosenthal, Arthur Kopit, Donald Byrd, Seymour Chwast, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Rennie Harris Puremovement, Spain Rodriguez, Liam Teague, Lanford Wilson, The Refugees, Ming Cho Lee, Jane Henson and the Muppets, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Augusto Boal, and Edward Albee.