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. Our keynote speaker will be Game of Thrones production designer Deborah Riley. Join us for this exciting day!

For additional information, please contact Annette Lee at or call (310) 825-7008.

Confirmed 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

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


9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Industry Review Session (invitation only)

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Industry Catered Lunch on Coral Tree Walk (invitation only)

2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Public Review Session (open to all)

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Guilds, Unions and Societies: Your Future in the Industry


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.