REGISTER NOW! Download the YASP registration form


YASP is open to students who will have just completed the sixth, seventh, or eighth grade by June 2016.


Two week all-day program: $765
One week and half-day programs: $425

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.


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


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 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 Monday, April 4, 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)


California College of the Arts
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' 2015 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 11. Award notifications will be made by April 15.


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.


If your child will miss a class due to illness, please notify our office at 510.594.3710. Thank you very much for this courtesy.


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.


Since CCA, the family, and the student all want the YASP experience to be a successful one, some parents have found it useful to inform us in advance of any learning disabilities/differences or health issues. If this applies to your Young Artist, we encourage you to let us know the specifics at least one week before the start of the program. In your letter, please specify if you would like this information shared with your child’s instructors. 

Please note that CCA staff cannot administer medications.


During class time, students are not allowed to use portable music players, personal laptops, tablets, or other electronic devices of any kind. We request that these items be left at home. If students have cell phones, they must be turned off while classes are in session.


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

Two week all-day program

  • Withdrawal on or before May 2: $665 tuition refund 
  • Withdrawal on or before May 16: $565 tuition refund
  • Withdrawals submitted after May 16 are not eligible for a tuition refund

One week and half-day programs

  • Withdrawal on or before May 2: $325 tuition refund 
  • Withdrawal on or before May 16: $225 tuition refund
  • Withdrawals submitted after May 16 are not eligible for a tuition 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.


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