UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute
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UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute

The UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute offers students from around the globe an unparalleled opportunity to study filmmaking at one of the most prestigious film schools in the world – right in the heart of Hollywood.

The Summer Institute is an intensive program that is taught by UCLA faculty. Students can choose from five specializations:

  • Creative Producing
    Track 1: Creative Producing This eight-week long track lets college students study the role of the creative producer or executive while engaging in entertainment industry internships. (June 24-August 16, 2019)
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  • Film Production
    Track 2: Film Production In this six-week long track college students and aspiring filmmakers (ages 19+) collaborate on short film projects as they learn the aesthetics, techniques and practice of filmmaking from beginning to end. Session A (June 24 - August 2, 2019); Session C (August 5 - September 13, 2019)
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    Track 3: Traditional Animation In this six-week long track college students and aspiring animators (ages 18+) learn to write and draw their animated movies. No drawing experience required, just limitless imagination.
    Session A (June 24 - August 2, 2019)
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  • Stop-Motion Animation Thumb
    Track 4: Stop-Motion Animation In this two-week intensive workshop students and aspiring animators (ages 18+) use a variety of tools and techniques to learn the fundamentals of stop-motion animation.
    (August 5 – 16, 2019)
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  • TV Writing Thumb
    Track 5: TV Writing The TV Writing Summer Institute introduces students to writing for television in Hollywood.
    Session A (June 24-August 2, 2019); Session C (August 5-September 13, 2019)
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  • Digital Filmmaking
    Track 6: Pre-College Digital Filmmaking This Pre-College track is a two-week intensive production workshop designed for talented and highly motivated high school rising juniors and seniors.
    Session A (June 22 – July 5, 2019); Session B (July 8 – 21, 2019).
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