Atelier Registration

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Tuition / Payment Information

Graphic Novel Workshop: $1,250
Explorations in Drawing/Painter's Studio: $1,250
Photography Intensive: $425

All art supplies are included in the program tuition.


Applicants for the Graphic Novel Workshop and Explorations in Drawing/Painter's Studio may either pay in full at the time of registration or submit an initial payment of $550 with their application and the balance of $700 on or before Monday, May 11, 2015, or one week after your enrollment notification, whichever is later.

Payment may be made by check, payable to California College of the Arts, or by MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.

Late Fee

Failure to pay your tuition in full by the deadline could lead to forfeiture of your place in the program. A late fee of $100 will be charged if the balance is not received by May 11, 2015.

Returned Check Fee

If for any reason a check does not clear for payment, a $25 processing fee will be charged to the student's account.


Scholarships are available in a limited number for applicants who have significant financial need.

Because we anticipate that the Summer Atelier will fill and only limited scholarship money is available, we strongly recommend that only applicants from families who could not otherwise afford to attend the program apply for a scholarship. Spaces are reserved in the program for scholarship recipients.

Applicants should check the appropriate box on the registration form that indicates a desire for scholarship consideration. Be sure to send the following materials with the application form and high school transcript:

  • a copy of the household's 2014 federal income tax return filed by a parent(s) or guardian(s)
  • a statement by the parent(s) or guardian(s) that describes the family's financial need for the scholarship, and the applicant's interest in the program
  • name and phone number of a current teacher or counselor

Scholarship Deadline

All of the above must be received by Monday, April 6. Scholarship applicants will be notified by April 13 of scholarship decisions.

How to Apply for CCA's Summer Atelier

Include with your application:

  • completed application form (Remember to sign the waiver at the end.)
  • Full tuition or initial payment, unless you are applying for a scholarship
  • high school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

Absolutely no walk-in applications will be accepted. All forms must be received by mail. Applications that omit any of the three above-listed items will not be processed.

Mail your application to:

Summer Atelier
Office of Special Programs
California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland CA 94618-1426

Applicants are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Because we anticipate the program will fill, we encourage you to send in your application form as soon as possible. Confirmation will be sent within one week of the application's receipt.

Attendance Policy

Summer Atelier participants are expected to be present for the entire program, barring illness. This means that participants will be in class for the full duration of the program. If another activity (e.g., soccer practice) or planned family vacation conflicts with a full-time commitment, please do not register for the program.

The Summer Atelier is an intensive immersion in art, with daily six-hour instruction. Students are expected to arrive to all classes on time. Late arrivals and early departures are disruptive to the program and are not acceptable.

Conduct Policy

California College of the Arts is committed to offering a high-quality Summer Atelier. In the event that a participant's behavior is deemed disruptive to the experience of other participants, by either one or more of the participant's instructors or by the Dean of Special Programs, the college reserves the right to withdraw the participant from the program. No refund will be issued.

Refund Policy

Withdrawal/refund requests must be made in writing and delivered either by email, postal mail or faxed to the Office of Special Programs. The timestamp or postmark on the request will be honored as the withdrawal date.

Initial Payment $550 (Graphic Novel Workshop or Explorations in Drawing/Painter's Studio) 

Prior to May 11, 2015: $450 refund
Prior to May 24, 2015: $350 refund
May 24 onward: no refund

Full Payment $1,250 (Graphic Novel Workshop or Explorations in Drawing/Painter's Studio)

Prior to May 11, 2015: $1,150 refund
Prior to May 24, 2015: $1,050 refund
May 24 onward: no refund

Full Payment (Photography Intensive)

Prior to May 11, 2015: $325 refund
Prior to May 24, 2015: $225 refund
May 24 onward: no refund

Send refund requests to:

Office of Special Programs
California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland CA 94618-1426
Fax: 510.594.3771.

Refund requests by phone will not be accepted.