California College of the Arts - High School Programs

Post date: Jan 14, 2016 4:36:11 AM

Literature, Adventure and Fun - Great Books at Oxford!

Literary Oxford: An Academic Adventure Abroad

Imagine being able to explore Shakespeare’s Hamlet both on and off the page. As we dive into the influential work of this playwright, students will have the unique experience of visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon, and watching as his work is brought to life by the famous Royal Shakespeare Company. This is what makes Great Books @Oxford the academic adventure of a lifetime.

World-Class Academics and Travel

Great Books Summer Program at Oxford combines a world-class academic experience with exciting excursions and tours of must-see destinations in Oxford, London and the English countryside. By focusing our curriculum on great works of British literature, Great Books students get a rich and unique experience as they travel and see England through a literary lens.

Not Your Typical Day

We begin our days with Socratic seminars led by distinguished Academic Directors and guests, who include Oxford dons, social entrepreneurs, award-winning authors and other inspiring luminaries. Afternoons and evenings are spent touring Oxford or exploring the rich culture and history of London and beyond. Guided by counselors who are scholars of literature attending top universities, students have an opportunity to preview college life while building lasting friendships within our global community of readers and thinkers.

This two-week program is limited to a select number of students (ages 14 to 18). Register to secure your spot for this unique Great Books adventure.

California College of the Arts - High School Programs

We are now accepting applications for 2016 summer programs at CCA!

Summer High School English + Art/Design Program

3 weeks / July 9-31

For international high school students ages 15-17 who have just completed the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade

This unique summer program is designed for international high school students who would enjoy spending three weeks in the San Francisco Bay Area while developing their English language and studio skills. Participants explore verbal and visual languages and experiment with a range of processes and materials. They work closely with faculty to complete and document studio projects for their college-admissions portfolios; they also receive guidance on developing college application essays.

For more information and to apply, please visit

Pre-College Program

4 weeks / June 27–July 22

For high school students ages 15-18 who have just completed the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade

CCA's four-week summer Pre-College Program, for American students and international students with fluent English proficiency, offers 20 different art, architecture, design, and writing course options. Participants earn 3 units of college credit. International participants are typically attending English-speaking high schools in the U.S. or abroad.

For more information and to apply, please visit