Due to the rapidly developing situation surrounding COVID-19, UCLA will be transitioning all Summer Sessions to remote learning via Zoom in order to protect the health and safety of our community and visiting students.
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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:
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)Learn more
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.Learn more
Session A (June 22 – July 31, 2020); Session C (August 3 – September 11, 2020)
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)Learn more
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)Learn more
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)Learn more
TRACK 6: Cinematography This one-week intensive teaches students a variety of cinematic lighting techniques through a series of lectures and hands-on exercises. This track is open to pre-college students. One week.Learn more
Session A (June 19 – 26, 2020)
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.Learn more
Session A (June 19 – July 3, 2020); Session B (July 5 – 19, 2020); Session C (July 27 – August 10, 2020)
Track 8: Pre-College Writing for TV Rising sophomores to graduating high school seniors are introduced to television writing for Hollywood, while developing their big ideas for the small screen. Three weeks.Learn more
Session A (June 22 – July 10, 2020)
The Nicholas Endowment TFT Summer Institute Scholarship This scholarship is a need and merit-based scholarship opportunity for underserved/underrepresented high school students enrolled in grades 9–12 who have been impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19 and would benefit significantly from a Summer Institute experience.Learn more