CSU Summer Arts announces 2020 classes

Summer Arts Dance

By Mariah Walton

Students looking for unique 2020 summer opportunities to add to their portfolio(s) should look no further than CSU Summer Arts. Hosted by Fresno State, Summer Arts offers one-of-a-kind hands on instruction that cannot be found at any of the CSU campuses during regular academic sessions.  Classes are taught by world-renowned guest artists during two-week sessions in July and are something that should not be missed.    

When a student enrolls in one of the 17 highly sought-after CSU Summer Arts classes they will be earning transferable credit, perfecting their craft, living on campus or abroad with like-minded artists and will become immersed in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study side-by-side with working professionals in their respective genres.  

Summer Arts oil painting

If you’re looking for something with an international flair, CSU Summer Arts is offering three study abroad opportunities in Germany, Ireland and Spain. 

2020 course offerings have something for everyone, so if you’ve ever thought about doing something new and different, now is the time.

International class offerings include:

  • Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany
  • Acting Irish Theatre in Dublin, Ireland
  • La Guitarra Espanola in Granada, Spain

Marissa Mata, a recent graduate from Fresno State who studied English and creative writing has previously attended Summer Arts and explains why everyone belongs and should participate in this experience.

“Having done the program a few times already, I know that I would be missing out on so much if I didn’t enroll in a course that piqued my interest,” Mata said. “It really creates a space for you to concentrate on your craft, whatever it may be, and give it your all while being supported and surrounded by like-minded people, many of who become your very close friends.”

Scholarships are available and last year more than 80 percent of all enrolled students receive some type of financial aid.  The program offers undergraduate as well as graduate credits and if you enroll in one class session you can enroll in the second session free of charge for an opportunity to earn up to six credits.  

Enrollment begins January 2020 and more information can be found at http://www.csusummerarts.org or by calling 559-278-5856.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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