The 18th annual Design Showcase West (DSW) will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Freud Playhouse.

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.

See the 2019 Design Showcase West Program for a directory of 2019 Student Exhibitors.


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

2019 Participants

American Film Institute

California Institute of the Arts

California State University, Long Beach

Carnegie Mellon University

Chapman University's
Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Northwestern University

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Ohio University

Penn State University

San Diego State University

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, San Diego

University of Georgia

University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Texas at Austin

University of Washington