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Course Proposals​​

Summer Arts 2023 is tentatively set for June 26 – July 9, 2023 (session one) and July 10 – 23, 2023 (session two) at California State University, Fresno. Faculty and guest artists are housed on-campus at Fresno State during the session. Some course preparation activities, possibly including travel throughout the state for meetings and recruitment, are required in the fall and spring if your course is selected.

Recognizing that developing new courses requires a significant investment of time, we’ve recently updated our proposal process. Interested faculty will submit an initial course concept first. Summer Arts staff will review, provide feedback, and invite full proposals from selected faculty. Proposal development workshops will be held before final proposals are due. See below for more information and to sign up to propose a course. 


We are looking for courses that fulfill systemwide needs and uphold Summer Arts’ mission and values. Additionally, we’re seeking courses that are distinguished from campus offerings and that bring exciting guest artists to the program.

Proposals are reviewed by a committee of CSU faculty across the state for academic and artistic merit, guest artist quality, and student interest. Summer Arts staff select courses factoring the curriculum committee review, budget implications, available facilities, and the collective offerings of Summer Arts.


  • 3/15/2022 – Proposals open
  • 4/4/2022 Deadline extended to 4/11/2022– Initial concepts due​
  • 4/15/2022 – Faculty notified about submitting full proposal
  • 6/9 & 6/10 – Proposal development workshops
  • 7/1/2022 – Full proposals due
  • 8/29/2022 – Faculty notified of course selection status


If you are interested in proposing a course for Summer Arts, please provide your information b​e​low:

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