Please note that we are actively following federal and local mandates related to COVID-19 in order to determine if next summer's program will be remote or in-person.



Summer 2020



The Summer Academies LITE program is a free modified version of our in-person Summer Academies in the Arts that focuses on college admissions preparation and professional development opportunities for experienced high school and transfer arts students in a virtual learning environment. 




Peter Anteater - Artist


July 27-July 31
+ August 3-5


Peter Anteater - Dancer


July 6-July 10
+ August 3-5


Peter Anteater - Actor


July 20-July 24
+ August 3-5


Peter Anteater - Musician


July 13-July 17
​​​​​​​+ August 3-5

Artist Support



The last several months have been difficult for all of us in many ways.  The arts have been hit particularly hard because so much of the work we do requires physical closeness and interaction.  While our traditional summer program on the UCI campus has been cancelled this year to prioritize the health and safety of our participants, instructors, and staff, we still need to support our community of artists.

For that reason, we are excited to offer the Summer Academies LITE program.  It provides advanced young artists the tools they will need as they prepare portfolios and audition material for college and career pursuits.  It also provides much needed employment for our team of instructors ⎼ practicing artists themselves ⎼ who have seen their commissions, gigs, and contracts cancelled.

Registration is free because we know many of you have been financially impacted by this crisis.  We are also still paying our instructors and administrative team because many of them have too been financially impacted by this crisis. 

If you are able, please consider making a gift of any amount to support the Summer Academies LITE program.  Your contribution will make a significant impact by supporting the artists who make it possible.

Summer Academies Instructor






Arts Outreach



Students with audience in a performance studio



The mission of Outreach at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is to provide the community with access to the creative capital available through CTSA.

We partner with local schools and community organizations to share the talents and knowledge of our students, faculty, and staff with people of all ages. Composed of several community-minded programs, we introduce children to the arts, prepare middle and high school students for the next step in their arts education, and provide adults with active experiential immersion in the arts to help enrich lives. CTSA’s Outreach programs support the mission of the school as conduits for community engagement, fostering leadership both in the young artists who participate in them, and in the CTSA students and faculty who facilitate them.

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