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 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

Our Commitment to Youth Safety



Praesidium Accredited 2020-2023


We are proud to be the first youth program on the UCI campus, as well as the the first in the entire University of California system, to be accredited by Praesidium, the leader in abuse risk management.

When considering attending our program or referring your student to us, you can rest assured that they will be in an environment that promotes learning and development in a welcoming and safe space.

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Artist Support



This year 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 applications 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.

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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