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 four 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 25-August 17, 2018)
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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 25-August 3, 2018); Session C (August 6-September 14, 2018)
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  • Producing Thumb
    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 25-August 3, 2018)
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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 6-17, 2018)
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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. Session A (July 8-20, 2018); Session B (July 22-August 3, 2018).
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