A California State summer arts school for young people in grades 8 through 12. It is a rigorous, preprofessional, month-long summer training program in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, animation and film for talented artists of high school age. CSSSA provides a supportive environment in which students hone acquired skills and explore new techniques and ideas for an intense and exciting learning experience. Courses are offered in animation, creative writing, dance, film/video, music, theater and visual arts. College credit is available through Extended Education at HSU.