Program Name Deadline Program Length and Costs Description

March 15, 2019

Dates: June 24-July 19, 2019

Cost: $3,425

Eligibility: Students completing their sophomore, junior, or senior years; must be at least 15 years old by June 2019 and no older than 18 to

At CCA’s Pre-College Program, you’ll join a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers that have one thing in common: the pursuit of purposeful work.

Our setting is CCA’s lush Oakland campus, where studio-focused, college-level courses help you push beyond concepts to portfolio-ready pieces.

Our backdrop is the San Francisco Bay Area, home to powerhouse brands, remarkable tech companies, and world-class museums—all easily reachable by BART train or rideshare.

May 15, 2019

Dates: June 18- July 14, 2019

Cost: $3,350

Design Immersion Days (DID) is an immersive four-week summer program that introduces high school students to design and architecture. It is intended to inspire curiosity about the world of design, introduce basic design knowledge and critical thinking skills, and familiarize students with the expansive architecture and design culture of Los Angeles.

Rolling Basis

Dates: San Franciso: June 26, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)

Los Angeles: June 26, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)

Cost: $300

Make it a summer to remember! Every year, hundreds of high school students from all over the world gather to experience fashion through the eyes of a college student in our immersive three-day program.

Choose to attend 3 Days of Fashion at our Los Angeles campus or our San Francisco campus.

  • Fashion Buying
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Fashion draping
  • Fashion sketching
  • Trend spotting
  • Interior design
  • Social media

Rolling Admissions

Dates: June-July, 2019

Cost: $700-$900

Eligibility: Grades 9-12

The different types of summer camps include: Jazz Camp, Music Business Camp, Junior Band and Orchestra, Senior Band, Orchestra, and Choir, and Senior Piano Camp

May 15, 2019

Dates: July 14–27, 2019

Cost: $2,150

Eligibility: Students entering grades 10, 11, or 12

The high school division offers intermediate and advanced music students the opportunity to work with renowned faculty in a challenging yet supportive environment. Students will participate in large ensembles, chamber ensembles, masterclasses, and an array of music and non-music courses designed to prepare students to enter college.

May 15, 2019

Dates: June, 2019

Cost: $670

Eligibility: Grades 6-12

The program provides performance and rehearsal opportunities through individual, small ensemble, and large ensemble instruction. Take a look at the sessions we offer, and come make music with us!

March 31, 2019

Dates: July 23 – July 27, 2019

Cost: $1,500 for each five-day nonresidential camp

Eligibility: To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled in grades 9–12 (public, private, parochial, home school, etc.). If you are graduating from high school in the spring, you are eligible to apply. However, incoming freshman are not eligible.

GRAMMY Camp is a 5-day nonresidential summer music industry program for high school students interested in having a career in music. Hosted on the campus of USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, students from across the country apply for one of the eight offered career tracks. GRAMMY Camp faculty of music professionals as well as guest industry professionals provide valuable insight to give the campers the best chance at achieving success in their chosen career.

Early deadline: March 15, Final Deadline April 2, 2019

Dates: July 8 - August 2, 2019

Cost: $4,358

Eligibility: All students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school by July 2019 and who are in good academic standing will be considered for the embARC Summer Design Academy.

A four week summer design program at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through integrated components: an Architecture + Urban Design Studio, a Sustainable City Planning Workshop, a Digital Design Workshop, an Environmental Design Conversation Series and a Community Build project.

Early: April 15, 2019

Final: June 1, 2019

Dates: JUNE 23-JUNE 29, 2019

Cost: Commuter-$545, Resident-$899

The Summer in the City Camp at San José State University was established in 2007 to offer junior high and high school students a week of musical immersion and social interaction with one another. Young musicians have the opportunity to work with instructors from San José State University School of Music and Dance as well as renowned musicians from across the country. Campers participate daily in one primary ensemble (choir, band, or orchestra) led by distinguished conductors.

  • Early: January 30, 2019
  • Regular: February 27, 2019

Dates: Session 1: June 24– July 12, 2019

Session 2: July 15– August 2, 2019

Cost: $6,200

Not for credit or grade, Stanford Summer Arts Institutes encourages high school students to pursue their passion for the arts, discovering new fields and interdisciplinary questions. Stanford is a hub of innovation in the arts, with a rich tradition of excellence in music, architecture, and design.

March 1, 2019

Dates: June 28 - July 21, 2019

Cost for Resident - $8,573

Eligibility: The program is designed for students who have completed tenth or eleventh grade in high school and who are also 16 years old. All summer Pre-College students must be born between August 10, 2000 and June 29, 2003.

Pre-College Music gives high school students the opportunity to improve as a musician and learn about life in a conservatory-style college curriculum. Throughout Pre-College Music, students gain valuable experiences; by being immersed in a conservatory style curriculum and in preparing for college auditions, while experiencing what life is like within an internationally-recognized, research university. The program includes six weeks of lessons and coaching that aid in choosing and preparing appropriate repertoire for undergraduate auditions.

Registration opens February 15

Dates: July 7, 2019 - July 19, 2019



  • Enrolled in grades 10th – 12th during Spring 2019
  • 15 years of age or older prior to June 24, 2019

The Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) at UCLA is one of the nation’s top design departments offering a comprehensive, multidisciplinary education in media creation, which fosters individual exploration and innovative thinking. Geared specifically for high school students, the department offers the DMA Summer Institute, a two-week program with morning and afternoon classes introducing design practices for print, web, video, and game.


Dates: July 14-19, 2019

Cost: TBD

Personalize your on-campus experience with classes and workshops that interest you the most in the fields of journalism, advertising or media and cinema studies. Learn from faculty and pros in the field:

  • Broadcast & Podcasts
  • Play-by-Play
  • Critiques & Reviews
  • Mock press conference
  • Mobile Journalism
  • Ad Campaigns
  • Animation
  • Photography
  • Augmented Reality
  • Drone & GoPro Production

The Pre-College Art Experience (PCAE) is a dual-scholarship program in which students can earn scholarship dollars by taking no-tuition pre-college classes at the Academy.

Current high school students can take art and design courses at Academy of Art through an Academy-funded scholarship that covers application fees and tuition costs.