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    Summer Programs in California

    Summer programs in California for middle and high school students run the gamut from intensive pre-college programs at famous colleges and universities to kayaking adventures in the icy waters of a mountain stream. Or, you could attend a performing or visual arts summer summer program in California and learn to sing like a rock star or make a film worthy of an Oscar. Programs for middle school and high school students are offered in big cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as in wilderness areas like Yosemite.

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    UC San Diego Academic Connections
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    UC San Diego Academic Connections

    La Jolla, California

    UC San Diego Academic Connections provides a pre-college summer online experience that is academically enriching to a diverse population of high-achieving, college-bound high school students motivated to explore the offerings of UC San Diego – a top five, internationally ranked public institution...(more)

    Oxbow Summer Art Institute: Visual Arts Immersion Program
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    Oxbow Summer Art Institute: Visual Arts Immersion Program

    Napa, California

    Modeled after the semester program, students who participate in the Oxbow Summer Art Institute will have the opportunity to have the social, intellectual, and art experience that Oxbow is so well known for! The immersive visual arts residency program invites young artists to engage in a creative course of studio practice rooted in deep intellectual inquiry...(more)

    LMU Pre-College Programs: Beginning Screenwriting
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    LMU Pre-College Programs: Beginning Screenwriting

    Los Angeles, California

    Coupled with analytical viewings of movies students will have the chance to discuss the art, craft, and business of being a writer in the film industry. Ideal for the highly motivated, students should enter this program open to meaningful collaboration, a willingness to offer and receive constructive criticism, and the desire to learn. 2022 applications will open November 15, 2021...(more)

    LMU Pre-College Programs: Intro to Comics and Graphic Novels
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    LMU Pre-College Programs: Intro to Comics and Graphic Novels

    Los Angeles, California

    Spend the summer learning about the history of comics and graphic novels, and creating your own comic! This course will provide an opportunity to explore visual storytelling, learning various genres and comic vocabulary as well as the process of creating comic books.  LMU's Pre-College Summer Program applications are currently closed.  2022 applications will open November 15, 2021...(more)

    Berridge Programs
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    Berridge Programs

    Santa Barbara, California

    Berridge Programs is an internationally renowned summer arts program provider for young artists age 14-19. We offer college-level training and mentoring in Acting, Film, Writing, Musical Theatre and more. We have two in-person programs running this summer at Westmont College in stunning Santa Barbara, CA...(more)

    SDSU Creative Mind Academy:  Performance
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    SDSU Creative Mind Academy: Performance

    San Diego, California

    SDSU's Creative Mind Academy: Performance is a Summer Institute designed to launch the college careers of high school students going into grades 11 and 12 and pre-college freshmen. In 4 weeks, students complete 6 college credits at SDSU's beautiful campus. Explore your interests in the performing arts with theory-based, hands-on, experiential learning...(more)

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