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  • Students at Arts Camp
    Arts Bridge ArtsBridge is a University of California program. It supports participation, access and excellence in the arts by strengthening the K-20 pipeline in arts education for under-resourced schools and communities in the greater Los Angeles area.
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  • A performer in Cirque du Soleil
    Cirque Du Soleil Alliance This multi-year graduate fellowship program provides students with the chance to collaborate with one another at Cirque du Soleil’s resident shows in Las Vegas, Nevada, and to actively participate in the creative, technical, production, marketing and management process of their shows.
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  • Coppola One-Act Logo
    Coppola One-Act Marathons The annual Francis Ford Coppola One-Act Marathon pairs UCLA graduate film directors with original works from their playwriting counterparts in the Department of Theater to create outstanding productions.
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  • Wolf on Wall Street Poster
    Dean's Special Artist Series Created and hosted by Dean Teri Schwartz, the Dean’s Special Artist Series showcases the filmmakers and films that are making an impact in the entertainment industry.
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  • Elevate Founders
    Elevate The student-run organization Elevate aims to give voice and visibility to the diverse contributions of multicultural filmmakers, theater practitioners and scholars by sponsoring film screenings, lectures, social gatherings and alumni networking opportunities.
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  • 2013 Goldwyn Awards Winners
    Goldwyn Writing Awards UCLA TFT’s longest running scholarship, created in 1955, encourages young stage, film and television writers. Previous winners include Francis Ford Coppola, Eric Roth and Allison Anders.
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  • Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence The Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence Program was established in 2000 to bring together the worlds of professional and academic cinematography, exposing UCLA TFT students to critically acclaimed industry veterans who have attained the highest levels of achievement within the filmmaking industry.
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  • LATC Logo
    Los Angeles Theatre Center LATC provides a world-class arts center for those pursuing artistic excellence and is a place where the convergence of people, cultures and ideas contribute to the future.
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  • L.A. Theater Works Logo
    L.A. Theater Works For more than 25 years, non-profit media arts organization L.A. Theater Works has presented, preserved and disseminated classic and contemporary plays in the greater Los Angeles area.
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  • Matt Groening
    Matt Groening Endowed Chair in Animation Pioneered by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Barbara Boyle, UCLA TFT Associate Dean of Entrepreneurship and Special Initiatives, the endowment enables the animation program to bring master artists and working professionals with wide ranging expertise to work with UCLA TFT students.
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  • Mediascape
    Mediascape Mediascape is UCLA’s peer-reviewed journal of Cinema and Media Studies.
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  • Sketch to Screen 2014
    Sketch to Screen: Costume Design Oscar Celebration Held annually just before the Academy Awards, Sketch to Screen showcases a panel of leading Hollywood costume designers who provide an in-depth look into the world of costume design. Hosted by Dean Teri Schwartz and the David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design.
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  • Transforming Hollywood Logok
    Transforming Hollywood This landmark research and industry conference between the faculties of UCLA and USC explores the multi-disciplinary nature of 21st century media.
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