COVID-19 InformationSupport



We are committed to the safety of our participants, instructors, and staff, and so are proactively following federal, local, and University mandates related to the ongoing, global COVID-19 pandemic.  If you feel that our approach to COVID safety is too restrictive or invasive of your privacy, we encourage you to reconsider your decision to attend our program.  Should you have any additional inquiries, please contact us at



This document is subject to modification because public health circumstances are dynamic and UCI’s response changes as the virus mutates, our understanding of the virus develops and community transmission fluctuates.

The University of California, Irvine will no longer require individuals participating in this program to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination prior to participating. While UCI is not requiring vaccination to participate in this camp, we do encourage all participants who are eligible to be vaccinated and boosted to do so prior to attending camp. We also encourage camp participants to test for COVID-19 48 hours prior to attending camp.




Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs)

We follow protocols for non-pharmaceutical interventions or NPIs such as testing and masking.  All participants, regardless of vaccination status, are required to follow all current NPIs, no exceptions.


Case Response

In the event that a student exhibits symptoms while at the Summer Academies, their emergency contact will be notified, and the student will be sent home.  The student should stay home until they are no longer exhibiting symptoms.

In the event that a student tests positive, they must not attend the Summer Academies until they meet the criteria for release from isolation according to then-current California Department of Public Health guidance.


Community Care

All individuals on UCI controlled property are responsible for adhering to all relevant policies, regulations, orders, and guidance, specifically including those issued by other governmental agencies such as the California Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, related to mitigation of possible exposure to and transmission of COVID-19 on UCI controlled property and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the UCI community. 

As we navigate a third year of uncertainty, we recognize the tremendous benefit that the arts have on our collective well-being.  Together, we can ensure that the Summer Academies are a space where young artists thrive.  To keep our community safe and healthy:

  • Students should not attend their Summer Academies class if they are feeling sick or have any symptoms of cold, flu, or COVID-19, or if they receive a positive test. 
  • We encourage everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to take a COVID-19 test prior to the first day of class.
    • Laboratory antigen and PCR tests should be taken 24-48 hours before the first day, and everyone should do their best to avoid exposure between their test and coming to class.



There is ongoing uncertainty related to the pandemic which may require that we modify or cancel the program.  If this becomes necessary, Summer Academies staff will inform participants via email as soon as possible.


Updated: 05/13/2022

Artist Support



These last two years 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 prioritizing the health and safety of our participants, instructors, and staff, we also need to support our community of artists.

For that reason, we are excited to offer the Summer Academies in the Arts program once again!  It provides advanced young artists the tools they will need as they develop their technical and artistic skills in preparation for applications and audition material for college and career pursuits.  It also provides much needed employment for our team of instructors ⎼ practicing artists themselves ⎼ who saw many of their commissions, gigs, and contracts cancelled.

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

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Arts Outreach



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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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