YASP is open to students who will have just completed the sixth, seventh, or eighth grade by June 2015.


Two week all-day programs: $750
One week and half-day programs: $415

Prices include all supplies. Payment is due in full with your registration materials, either by check (payable to California College of the Arts) or by MasterCard / Visa / AmEx / Discover.

How Registration Works

All materials must be received by standard mail only. Registration materials sent by expedited mail will not be processed. Absolutely no walk-in registrations or registrations sent via email will be accepted during the initial registration period.

Registrations that do not include all three required items (listed below) or that are not sent via standard mail will not be processed. Because the program fills quickly, you should send in your registration as soon as possible.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Confirmation (or wait-list notification) will be sent to you within one week of having received your materials.

Beginning Wednesday, April 1, walk-in registrations will be processed along with those received by mail. Please do not send registrations via email.

Download and print the YASP registration form and be sure to include the following:

  • Completed registration form (don't forget to sign the waiver at the end)
  • Tuition, paid in full, unless you are applying for a scholarship (see Scholarship below)
  • Current photograph of the YASP applicant (for identification purposes only during the program)

Mail your registration materials to:

California College of the Arts
YASP / Office of Special Programs
5212 Broadway
Oakland CA 94618-1426


CCA offers scholarships to YASP applicants who have significant financial need. Because the program fills quickly and the number of scholarships is limited, we strongly recommend you only apply for a scholarship if you could not otherwise afford to attend.

Spaces are reserved for scholarship recipients. 

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please check the appropriate box on the registration form and include with your application:

  • A copy of parents' or guardians' 2014 federal income-tax return
  • A statement by a parent or guardian describing the family's financial need and the applicant's interest in the program
  • Name and telephone number of one of the applicant's current teachers

Scholarship applicants must submit all their materials by Monday, April 6. Award notifications will be made by April 13.

Attendance Policy

YASP is a full immersion experience. Participants are expected to be present for the entire program, barring illness. If another activity (e.g., soccer practice) or family vacation plans (e.g., students being pulled out of the program early) will conflict with a full-time commitment to the Young Artist Studio Program, do not register your child for the program.

Conduct Policy

CCA is committed to offering high-quality arts programming. All YASP participants should have an interest in art. In the event a student's behavior is deemed disruptive to other participants (by one of the instructors or by the Dean of Special Programs), CCA reserves the right to withdraw the participant from the program. No refund will be issued.

Returned-Check Fee

If for any reason your tuition check does not clear for payment, CCA will charge a $25 fee.


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.

June (one week) & July/August (half-day)
Prior to May 11, 2015: $315 refund
Prior to May 24, 2015: $215 refund
May 24 onward: no refund

July/August (two week)
Prior to May 11, 2015: $650 refund
Prior to May 24, 2015: $550 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.
Email: specialprograms@cca.edu

Refund requests by phone will not be accepted.


Please call CCA's Office of Special Programs at 510.594.3710.