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CSU Summer Arts

Igniting Passion and Creativity​

Intensive Masterclasses plus a festival in the visual, literary, performing and media arts

summer arts 2021 has ended. 

please check back here beginning in November for information on the 2022 classes!

Applications will open on January 10, 2022.



We welcome undergraduate, graduate, and advanced practitioners to study side-by-side with world-renowned artists in the fields of art, creative writing, dance, media, music, and theatre.



Summer Arts welcomes course proposals from CSU faculty and lecturers.


Live events—all open to the community—are produced each summer. The events span the arts spectrum: dance, media, music, theatre, visual art and design, and writing.

Learn About Our Events


The festival was established to give talented CSU students studying film, broadcasting, video, screenwriting, and new media a competitive opportunity to present their work for critical review.

Explore the Festival


The mission of CSU Summer Arts is to empower people through excellence and innovation in arts education, exhibition, and performance.

Learn More


CSU Summer Arts is a nonprofit organization that utilizes generous donations from the community to amplify the success of our students.

How You Can Contribute


From the Chancellor’s Gallery to student showcases to the Media Arts Festival, CSU Summer Arts students produce outstanding and thought-provoking works.

See Student Work

Coronavirus Updates

The health and safety of our participants, guests, and staff is of the utmost importance. CSU Summer Arts is following the guidelines provided by the Office of the Chancellor and California State University, Fresno, as well as federal, state, and local guidelines.

According to CSU policy, all individuals who access university facilities or programs must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Individuals may seek a medical or religious exemption.

Masks are encouraged at all indoor public spaces.

This information is subject to change. For more information, see the CSU’s COVID-19 Resources and Fresno State’s COVID-19 Updates.