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 26-August 18, 2017)
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  • Film Production
    Track 2: Film Production In this six-week long track college students and aspiring filmmakers (ages 20+) collaborate on short film projects as they learn the aesthetics, techniques and practice of filmmaking from beginning to end. Session A (June 26-August 4, 2017); Session C (August 7-September 15, 2017)
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  • Producing Thumb
    Track 3: Animation In this six-week long track college students (freshman and above) and aspiring animators (ages 18+) learn to write and draw their animated movies. No drawing experience required, just limitless imagination. Session A (June 26-August 4, 2016)
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  • Writing for TV
    Track 4: Advanced Filmmaking Lab This eight-week intensive immersion filmmaking lab invites experienced filmmakers (ages 20+) to refine and broaden their filmmaking practice.
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  • Digital Filmmaking
    Track 5: 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 (under 18).
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