Summer Camp


CBU Gallery



September 12 – November 18, 2017

CAVAD Pre-College Summer camp at CBU provides a unique opportunity for students to be exposed to architecture, design, and art fields in a hands-on manner. During CAVAD summer camp, students will work directly with CBU faculty and use the same professional tools as used in the industry.  Throughout the week, students will produce a product in a studio environment, just as a collegiate student would at CBU.

Film Summer Camp

Come and use the same RED Cameras that your favorite movies are made with in Hollywood. The film summer camp takes students through the ideation, scripting, filming, and production of a short film – all in a week’s time.  If you have extensive or no experience, we will be able to walk you through the process in order to make a film – like you see to the right.  This film was the 2017 CAVAD Film Summer Camp product!

Architecture Summer Camp

CBU Architecture hosts a summer camp which introduces students to the design process.  This studio based camp provides all the necessary equipment and materials for students to produce a small design project from start to finish.  The student will walk away with more than the physical models and drawings they produced – they will walk away with an eye opening experience that exposes them to the broad world of architecture beyond what is shown on HGTV.

Graphic Design Summer Camp

CBU Graphic Design summer camp introduces students to a range of media production from graphic design to motion graphics. Utilizing the professional tools and software, students will be lead through a studio based camp where they will produce their own designs, animate them, apply them to merchandising, and screen print them on a shirt.

Photography Summer Camp

CAVAD Photography Summer camp puts the camera in the student’s hand from day one. The camp walks students through a full process, using professional equipment. The student explores various photographic techniques and lighting, and explores numerous post-processing techniques using the computer and professional software. Students will walk away with a highly sophisticated understanding of the camera and the processes that photographers work through on a daily basis.

Visual Arts Summer Camp

CAVAD Visual Arts summer camp introduces students to a variety of studio art techniques from print making, to drawing, to painting. Each student works in the studio environment with provided materials and tools, while they explore the different realms of professional art.

CAVAD Summer Camp 2018

Details forthcoming.  Please check back Spring 2018.

CAVAD Summer Camp 2017


Date: June 26 – June 30, 2017

Time: 9am – 4:00 (approx.)

Place: California Baptist University, College of Architecture, Visual Art & Design

Age: Incoming 10th – 12th grade


Early Registration (Before June 1st): $200
Registration (After June 1st): $250

*Fees include all lunches, studio materials & camp shirt



The mission of the CBU downtown art gallery is to provide year-round exhibitions of work by contemporary Southern California artists, CBU faculty and students that inspire, provoke and affirm what it means to be a human being in dynamic, creative community. As such, it actively promotes a university culture that is aesthetically enriching, conceptually challenging and morally compelling.

The gallery is an essential tool for teaching art students the skills of gallery management, exhibition design and installation. In keeping with the Baptist ethos of the ‘Big Tent’, it is located on the actively used downtown walking mall which maximizes community outreach and facilitates a positive interface with local cultural institutions.

The development of the exhibition calendar is accomplished the gallery board and the guest curator program. This has produced exhibitions of diverse media, high calibre and historical merit.

Proposals & Contact

Submissions for gallery proposals should be sent to:

Duncan Simcoe, M.F.A.,
Program Director