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 the following specializations:

  • Creative Producing
    Track 1: Creative Producing College students study the role of the creative producer or executive while engaging in entertainment industry internships. Eight weeks. (June 22 – August 14, 2020)
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  • Film Production
    Track 2: Film Production 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. Six weeks.
    Session A (June 22 – July 31, 2020); Session C (August 3 – September 11, 2020)
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  • Traditional Animation
    Track 3: Traditional Animation Students and aspiring animators learn to write and draw their animated movies. No drawing experience required, just limitless imagination. This track is open to pre-college students. Six weeks. Session A (June 22 – July 31, 2020)
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  • Stop-Motion Animation Thumb
    Track 4: Stop-Motion Animation An intensive workshop in which students and aspiring animators (ages 15+) use a variety of tools and techniques to learn the fundamentals of stop-motion animation. This track is open to pre-college students. Two weeks. (August 3 – 14, 2020)
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  • TV Writing Thumb
    Track 5: TV Writing The TV Writing Summer Institute introduces students to writing for television in Hollywood. Six weeks. Session A (June 22 – July 31, 2020); Session C (August 3 – September 11, 2020)
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  • Digital Filmmaking
    TRACK 6: CINEMATOGRAPHY This one-week intensive teaches students a variety of cinematic lighting techniques through a series of lectures and hands-on exercises using UCLA equipment and sound stages. One week.
    Session A (June 19 – 26, 2020); Session B (June 28 – July 6, 2020); Session C (July 10 – 17, 2020)
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  • Digital Filmmaking
    Track 7: Pre-College Digital Filmmaking Rising juniors and seniors are immersed in the creativity and technique of cinematic storytelling through lectures and a hands-on overview of the production process. Two weeks.
    Session A (June 19 – July 3, 2020); Session B (July 5 – 19, 2020); Session C (July 27 – August 10, 2020)
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