~ By Tanya Osegueda, public relations specialist for CSU Summer Arts; photo above: Spectrum Dancy by photographer Nate Watters 

Students, block your summer calendars now. Artists, writers, actors, photographers, dancers and creators – this is your opportunity to study side-by-side with the greats in your chosen fields.

YOU are invited to apply to the courses offered during the 2018 CSU Summer Arts season. Courses will be taught by a mind-blowing list of world-renowned talents.

The 2018 season of CSU Summer Arts classes will be taught by the likes of the Atlantic Brass Quintet, Spectrum Dance Theatre and acclaimed journalist Bob Dotson. Three study abroad options are also available, including courses in Germany, Italy and the returning La Guitarra Espanola in Granada, Spain.

CSU Summer Arts has offered these amazing experiences to both audiences and students, systemwide and beyond since 1985.

With a focus on pre-professional and master students, CSU Summer Arts classes are taught by a combination of incredibly dedicated and talented California State University professors, and by guest artists who are some of the most highly accomplished in their fields.

Deadlines for class applications vary. To see the complete class list, along with application criteria and deadlines, please visit www.csusummerarts.org.

Students who take the opportunity to study at CSU Summer Arts can earn three to six units of transferable credits, will build their portfolios and create lasting professional relationships.

Can’t take a class but want to be a part of the fun? The CSU Summer Arts festival, open to the public, will run from July 2-28. The full performance calendar will be released in May. A sneak peek at some of this season’s performers include David Razowsky, Atlantic Brass Quintet and  Funmilola Fagbamila.