Welcome TO THE ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL OF THE ARTs  Virtual Preview Day!

Through this experience, you will learn more about everything our school has to offer, including our rigorous college-preparatory academics, our unparalleled arts instruction, the admissions process, and so much more!

FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS TO APPLY TO OCSA FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.

STEP 1: LEARN ABOUT OCSA. Explore this Virtual Preview Day website by viewing the many videos and resources provided by our academic and conservatory leadership teams below. On this page, you can also view the schedule for the Facebook Live Q&A Sessions taking place Saturday, December 5. Make sure to submit your questions prior to the event.

STEP 2: APPLY! Complete the first step of the application process by scheduling and participating in the Conservatory Workshop/Review Process for up to three programs in order to practice and demonstrate your art form for our conservatory staff and receive helpful feedback. The deadline to complete the first step of the application process is January 5, 2021.

STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR CONSERVATORY. Complete the second step of the application process by selecting your desired conservatory for the enrollment lottery. The deadline to complete the second step of the application process is March 1, 2021.

STEP 4: VIEW THE VIRTUAL ENROLLMENT LOTTERY. Applicants will be notified of the results of the Enrollment Lottery via email in March 2021.

STEP 5: COMPLETE YOUR ENROLLMENT. Welcome to the OCSA family!

ABOUT OCSA

SCHOOL OVERVIEW

OCSA provides a rigorous college-preparatory academic program aligned with the California Common Core State Standards that produces high-achieving, motivated scholars. Students attend approximately five hours of academic classes in addition to two and a half hours of arts instruction daily. OCSA offers 23 Advanced Placement courses and has been recognized by various prestigious organizations, including the U.S. Department of Education, California Department of Education, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, and Niche.

ARTS CONSERVATORIES

FIND THE ARTS PROGRAM THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU

OCSA is the place for aspiring artists to flourish in one of five schools of study. Explore the schools and their respective conservatories below. Each of our conservatory directors have prepared individual videos and presentations to give you a comprehensive overview of their program.

HOW TO APPLY

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

After becoming familiar with the various conservatories and the skills characteristic of those conservatories through OCSA’s Preview Day, prospective students are invited to fill out an application and participate in the Conservatory Workshop/Review Process to help them decide which conservatory is the best fit for them. Applicants will then select their desired conservatory for enrollment. Should the number of applicants exceed space available, a lottery is conducted, by conservatory, to determine which students are admitted.

APPLY NOW

OUR CAMPUS

VIRTUAL TOUR

Get a glimpse of our campus by watching a virtual tour! Located in midtown Santa Ana, the OCSA campus features more than 350,000 square-feet of instructional space, spread across 10 commercial and historic buildings. State-of-the-art classrooms and equipment support the specialized needs of arts and academic instruction.

THE SANTA ANA CAMPUS FEATURES:

  • 14 large dance rooms
  • 10 visual arts studios
  • 8 science labs
  • 5 performance spaces
  • 2 commercial kitchens
  • 2 film and television studios

 

FACEBOOK LIVE Q&A SESSIONS

The Facebook Live Q&A Sessions took place on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Arts conservatory directors and the academic support team answered questions submitted by prospective students and families in an interactive format.

For questions regarding admissions, please contact our Admissions Office at admissions@ocsarts.net or 714.560.0900 ext. 5510.

WATCH RECORDED SESSIONS

To view the recorded sessions, please click the name of the conservatory or program you are interested in below to be taken to the video on Facebook.

School of Dance

Commercial Dance Classical & Contemporary Dance Ballroom Dance Ballet Folklórico Dance

School of Fine & Media Arts

Creative Writing Digital Media Film & Television Integrated Arts Visual Arts

School of Music

Classical Voice Frederick Fennell Wind Studies & Garn Family Jazz Studies Popular Music Pianist Program Strings & Orchestra

School of Theatre

Production & Design Musical Theatre Acting

Academic Program

Middle School Overview High School Overview