SUMMER ACTING AND PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE 2014
The Summer Acting and Performance Institute is a six-week intensive program for high school students encompassing performance training classes, a final performance project, guest workshops and field trips. The program is designed for the student completing grades 9 through 12 who has a serious interest in theater and who seeks discipline and training required for participation in a university theater program or a career in performing arts. This program carries eight-quarter units of UC credit.
Classes are held Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Performance training classes are in the morning and will include Tai-Chi, Acting and Movement Technique. Other classes may include, but are not limited to, Improvisation, Mask Work, Scene Study, Playwriting, Acting for the Camera, and Puppetry.
In the afternoon, the performance workshop provides the student with the practical experience of the rehearsal and performance process. Students are expected to be involved in all aspects of the creative process — conceptualizing, writing and transforming ideas into dramatic action — while guided by an instructor/director. The performance project fosters a mature approach to theatrical responsibility, commitment and issues of collaboration resulting in a final showcase by the students for invited guests.
Students will have an opportunity to participate in scheduled workshops and field trips that allow behind-the-scenes understanding of live theater. The workshops and field trips expose students to the wide range of opportunities in theater, film, and television and help students make more informed decisions about potential college programs.
Past workshops have included Commedia dell’Arte mask work, acting for the camera, stage combat, and professional puppet work.
Past field trips have included visits to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty, and opportunities to see professional performances of premiere plays and observe final dress rehearsals.
More information available at www.summer.ucla.edu.
Are you unable to commit to a full institute, but want to take a class for UC units? We have classes available both on campus and online!
Introduction to Theater (Theater 10)
Acting and Performance in Film (Theater 120A & Theater 120B)
Introduction to Directing (Theater 15)
Acting Fundamentals (Theater 20)
Acting for the Camera (Theater 21)
Dramatic Writing (Theater 30)
Intermediate Acting for the Stage (Theater 123)
Special Problems in Performance Techniques (Theater 138)
Introduction to Design (Theater 149)
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to: UCLA High School Acting & Performance Institute Dept. of Theater 405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024-1622