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ArtsBridge Program

LOCATION:  Santa Cruz County
TIMING:  Fall, Winter, Spring
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Ongoing. First come, first serve.

OPEN TO: Arts majors interested in a career in education.


ArtsBridge is a program which sends UCSC graduates and undergraduates into K-12 (kindergarten-high school) public schools to teach an arts discipline. Students who are accepted, have generally declared their arts major and taken a number of college level courses in the subject they will teach. The program is a mode of gaining classroom experience, and those who are seriously thinking of education as a possible career path are especially encouraged to apply.  

Students normally spend a minimum of 24 hours of in class teaching over a period of approximately 12-15 weeks.  Lesson planning and exposure to the state standards in the arts are part of the  process.  UCSC students who are selected are strong students who are recommended by faculty as successful in their discipline (Dance, Theatre, Art, Music, Creative Writing, Film). For more information, please send an email to Kathy Foley at


TO APPLY: Submit applications through campus mail to: Kathy Foley, Theater Arts Center, J15 . A hard copy is requested in addition to any email submission. A stipend is awarded at the conclusion of the placement to successful ArtsBridge Scholars in recognition of their community service.