UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Freud Playhouse

Design Showcase West, 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.

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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

2017 Participants

American Film Institute

California Institute of the Arts

Chapman University's
Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Northwestern University

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Southern Methodist University

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

University of Arkansas

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, San Diego

University of Cincinnati

University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of Texas at Austin

University of Washington
School of Drama

Design Showcase West is presented by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Department of Theater; underwritten by our presenting design patron Peter Kaufman; and sponsored by United Scenic Artists Local 829, International Silks and Woolens, Set Decorators Society of America, Costume Designers Guild Local 892 and Art Directors Guild Local 800.