Education and Special Initiatives
The Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at UCLA TFT will not only enhance and compliment the educational experience at UCLA TFT through special initiatives that explore innovative approaches to curricular and pedagogical development for the emerging field of social impact entertainment research and practice, but will also provide students, faculty, staff and other relevant parties with resources, grants, fellowships, special workshops, lectures, distinguished visiting artist programs and other unique educational opportunities that enrich and support scholarly and creative work In this arena.
Additional information about 2017-2018 education and special initiatives is forthcoming.
- Engage LA With a grant from the Center, ENGAGE LA was a capstone project for TFT Interpretative Digital Media senior undergraduate students. With Los Angeles as the backdrop, students created interactive media works focused on diverse stories around housing, immigration, the environment, and education, accompanied by early-stage social impact campaigns.Read more
- Jake Eberts Fellowship for Social Impact FilmmakingDuring the academic year, graduate students are chosen for fellowships at Participant Media to gain hands-on, practical experience in social impact filmmaking. Participant's films include 2016's Golden Globe nominees Beasts of No Nation, Bridge of Spies and Spotlight. Bridge of Spies and Spotlight received six Oscar nominations, including Best Motion Picture of the Year, with Spotlight winning.Read more