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Refunds & Program Policies




Withdrawal/refund requests must be made in writing and delivered by email to the Office of Youth Programs and Continuing Education. Please note, the cancellation fees will be applied per program.

The timestamp or postmark on the request will be honored as the withdrawal date.

YASP 2021 Dates June Program ($495)

  • June Week one: June 7-11
  • June Week two: June 14-18
  • June Week three: June 21-25

Refund Policies for all June Programs

  • Withdrawal on or before Friday, April 30th (80% refund) June Programs
  • May 1 - May 7th  (60% refund)  June Programs
  • May 8th or later no refund  June Programs

YASP 2021 August Programs

  • July 26-August 6 All day ($950)
  • July 26-August 6 Short day ($565)

Refund Policies for August Programs

  • Withdrawal on or before Friday, June 4th (80% refund)
  • June 5 - June 11th (60% refund)
  • June 12th or later no refund

Send refund requests via email to:

California College of the Arts
Office of Youth Programs and Continuing Education

Refund requests by phone or in-person are not accepted.

Attendance Policy

YASP is a full-immersion experience. We expect participants to be present for the entire program, barring illness.

In our experience we have found students who miss classes, or leave class early, to be disappointed in the amount and quality of work they have to show in the final exhibit and end of the week, as well as unable to contribute fully to collaborations with their fellow students. It is also disruptive and disrespectful to the faculty member when a student arrives late or leaves early.

If another activity (e.g., soccer practice or other activity) or family vacation plans (e.g., students being pulled out of the program early or arriving late) 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 by emailing us at We appreciate this courtesy.

Code of Conduct

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 Senior Director of Youth Programs and Continuing Education, CCA reserves the right to withdraw the participant from the program.

No refund will be issued.

Health & Medications

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.

IMPORTANT: Please note that our staff and instructors are not allowed to provide or administer any medical treatment or medication to YASP participants (including aspirin).

Therefore, it would be very helpful if you could please plan ahead. In the event that your Young Artist is likely to need medication while at the program – for cramps, allergies, headaches, etc. please make sure that they have this with them and that you have discussed when and how to take it.

YASP is an intensive immersion art program. If your child takes medication during the regular school year, to help focus and successfully participate in a school environment, we ask that you continue this course of action throughout the program.

Students with Disabilities


For more information about disability services at CCA, please email Dustin Smith, Senior Director of Youth Programs and Continuing Education

Please be aware that all accommodation requests will be considered. However, there may be limits as to what CCA can reasonably provide. Our Access and Wellness Office recommends a minimum of 5 weeks’ notice for all requested accommodations.

Personal Items and Electronic Devices

During class time, students are not allowed to use portable music players, personal laptops, tablets, or other electronic devices of any kind. This is to encourage students to be present and engaging with their peers and Instructor.

If students have a cell phone, it must be turned off while classes are in session. Students are welcome to use these devices when not in a classroom

We also encourage any items of value be left at home.

No skateboards or scooters are allowed on campus

CANRA (he Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ) laws

Minors attend this program. The program follows CANRA, the law on reporting to child protective authorities if there is any information received about possible abuse of children of the program wherever and by whomever the possible abuse may be occurring. Program administrators are trained in CANRA, and other personnel of the program are required to immediately inform an administrator if any such information is received.