Design Showcase West
The 11th Annual Design Showcase West will take place Saturday, June 8, 2013. Students from the nation's top graduate design programs will exhibit innovative costume, scenic, and lighting designs at Design Showcase West. Preview the portfolios of these emerging artists at Design Showcase West -- before they win their Tony, Oscar and Obie Awards.
10am-12:30pm Industry Review Session (Invitation-only)
12:30pm Industry Catered Lunch (Invitation-only)
2:00-5:00pm Public Review Session (open to all)
Presented by UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, the Art Directors Guild, Local 800; the Set Decorators Society of America; the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892; and United Scenic Artists, Local 829.
About Design Showcase West: Held at TFT each year during the Festival of New Creative Work, Design Showcase West is the only national entertainment design showcase on the West Coast. It features the work of students graduating from the nation’s top university design programs, including UCLA; California Institute of the Arts; UC San Diego; NYU; University of Missouri, Kansas City; UC Davis; the University of Texas, Austin; UC Irvine; and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Exhibits range from costume design to set, sound and lighting design.
Design Showcase West is hosted by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television; the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892; the United Scenic Artists, Local 829; and the Art Directors Guild, Local 800. The Showcase is attended by entertainment producers, directors and A-list designers who are looking for new talent.
For more information, please visit www.designshowcasewest.com or call (310) 825-2261
The Swarovski Crystal Award
The David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) has established a groundbreaking partnership with Swarovski, the world's leading producer of precision-cut crystal. The Copley Center/Swarovski collaboration includes a series of Swarovski Distinguished Designer Panels that began at the 2011 Design Showcase West (DSW) and, at DSW 2012, the Swarovski National Design Competition, to be offered annually to all graduate students of design in the U.S.
This unique partnership confers its Swarovski Award for Excellence in Costume Design upon a UCLA MFA costume student during DSW. The award includes a cash prize and a sparkling crystal award.