Welcome to the 18th Annual UCLA Design Showcase West!

Design Showcase West is the only national entertainment design showcase on the West Coast featuring the work of graduate students from top university design programs. Our event has a long history of directors, producers and designers in film, television, theater and new media coming to the UCLA campus to meet the next leaders of theatrical design and to see exhibits in a wide range of disciplines.

This year, Design Showcase West presents the Class of 2020 in a digital Student Gallery. Although we cannot be together this year, we continue to connect you to outstanding talent, just as our event has done in the past. With our guild partners, we are presenting an exhibition of high-caliber student work as a digital experience, which you can review from the comfort and safety of your own home. Please take your time to review the remarkable work on this site in every discipline and school. Each designer is excited to be represented here and ready to share their creativity with each one of you. Visit our Student Gallery at www.designshowcasewest.com.

We would also like to invite you to join us for the inaugural UCLA Design Showcase West Salons sponsored by Apple TV+ and Netflix on June 20, 27 and 28. Find out more information and RSVP at www.designshowcasewest.com/salons.

We intend to be back live next year for Design Showcase West's 19th anniversary and look forward to seeing you again at that time.


  • Dominic Taylor
  • Acting Chair, Department of Theater
  • UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

    DSW, created by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, is the only national entertainment design showcase on the West Coast featuring the work of graduate students from the nation's top university design programs. Exhibits range from costume design to scenic, sound, lighting and production design. Studio executives, film and television producers, theater artistic directors and professional designers attend DSW to meet the industry's fresh rising stars.

    Design Showcase West is presented by the
    UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Department of Theater


    2019 — Mark Worthington, production designer, American Horror Story
    2018 — Paul Tazewell, costume designer, Hamilton
    2017 — Deborah Riley, production designer, Game of Thrones
    2016 — Quentin Tarantino, filmmaker, Django Unchained
    2015 — Bill Prady, producer, The Big Bang Theory
    2014 — Ellen Mirojnick, costume designer, The Knick
    2013 — Rod Holcomb, director, ER
    2012 — Judith Dolan, costume designer, Candide
    2011 — Guillermo del Toro, director, Pan’s Labyrinth
    2010 — Randall Kleiser, director, Grease
    2009 — Roy Christopher, production designer, Frasier