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California College of the Arts has two campuses: Oakland and San Francisco. It was founded in 1907 as a private college focused on art, design, writing and architecture. It offers undergraduate and masters programs including a M.B.A. Its enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Summer Programs at California College of the Arts

The Pre-College Program encourages high school students to explore a college-level curriculum in the arts. Courses include:

  • Animation
  • Creative Writing
  • Game Design
  • Jewelry/Metal Arts
  • and more

Summer Atelier is for students who have just completed their freshman year of high school. Offering include:

  • Graphic Novel Workshop
  • Photography Intensive
  • Explorations in Drawing
  • Painter's Studio

Young Artist Studio is held at the Oakland and San Francisco campus. Courses include:

  • Animation
  • Architecture: Sustainable Row House
  • Black-and-White Photography
  • Building with Drawing
  • Comics
  • and Designing with Metal/Jewelry Design

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Day* - Tuition and sometimes meals
Stay** - Tuition, housing, and generally meals
Program Name Dates Day* Stay**
Pre-college Program
Oakland, CA
06/26/17 to 07/21/17 $2,875 $3,800
Summer Atelier
San Francisco, CA
07/24/17 to 08/11/17 $1,200 N/A
Summer Atelier
(Graphic Novel)
(Graphic Novel)
Oakland, CA
07/10/17 to 07/28/17 $1,200 N/A
Young Artist Studio
Oakland, CA
07/31/17 to 08/11/17 $750 N/A
Young Artist Studio
Oakland, CA
06/19/17 to 06/23/17 $415 N/A