How to Apply

APPLICATIONS FOR THE ENTERING SUMMER CLASS OF 2021 ARE NOW OPEN.

The deadline for 2021 applications for the Young Artist Diploma Program is Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Entering students will begin the Program on Monday, June 21, 2021 by participating in the 5-week Summer Intensive, which runs from June 21st through July 23rd, 2021. 

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Due to limited space this year, the Center will prioritize applicants with a love of the arts and who are entering the 7th and 8th grades in the Fall of 2021. However, high school students who are a good match for the program can still apply and will be accepted as space becomes available. High School students at an intermediate level in music, dance, theater, or media, who have a passion to deepen their study of the arts in college and who have not had access to sustained professional instruction are strongly encouraged to apply. 

HOW TO APPLY 

All applicants must complete the Diploma Program Application Form as well as receive a written nomination by a school teacher, school administrator, artist, or mentor from the community. Applicants who complete their application form and receive a written nomination will receive a personal interview conducted by members of East Bay Center’s staff on a first come, first served basis until all available slots are filled. This is a formal interview but not an audition, though the interview includes a request to listen to or watch a few minutes of you sharing your live performance in music, dance or theater. This interview and seeing you perform - even at the very beginning level - enables us to better place students in the most appropriate classes as well as determine if the program is a good match for you at this time. Even though we are not able to accept all applicants, scholarships are available for those who are not accepted, to enroll in group classes in the fall 2021/spring 2022 and they are encouraged to re-apply the following year.

NOMINATION FORM 2021

DIPLOMA PROGRAM APPLICATION FORM 2021

For more information, please contact Kwesi Anku, Director of Student Development and Training, at 510-323-4495 or kwesi@eastbaycenter.org

Para más información en español, favor de comunicarse con: Lolis García, Directora Asociada de formación y desarrollo del estudiante, al 510-323-2019 o lolis@eastbaycenter.org

Kwesi Anku

Director: Student Development and Training