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Voice Over Camera Acting Summer Institute

Learn the technical components of voiceover acting and gain hands-on experience

Program Overview

The Voiceover Camera Acting Institute is a two-week, UC credit-bearing intensive program for students interested in the performing arts. This program provides opportunities to work with our distinguished faculty in classes such as voiceover, Shakespeare, on-camera acting and voice classes. Students will learn the technical components of acting for the microphone and the camera while gaining hands-on experience in working on content for a voiceover demo reel and self-tape audition. The combination of these courses will allow them to use their voice and training to tell a story in the voiceover environment and on camera. Beyond the classroom, students will attend guest workshops, and learn the art of collaboration.

The program is designed for artists and students who seek additional discipline and training required for participation in a university acting program or a career in the entertainment industry. Participation in this institute is open to high school (16 years and older), college and professional artists.

Admission to the program is by digital audition and instructor consent. Please note that all levels are encouraged to apply.

Program Details

On-Campus (Commuter)

As a commuter, housing contracts are not available through UCLA Housing Department, however, the UCLA Summer Hostel that is located on the residence hill provides housing options for all registered UCLA Summer Sessions students who are 18 years of age or older. For those who will not securing housing on campus, it is expected that students who fall into this category will commute to class daily.


June 23– July 5, 2024

Students are engaged in activities and classes along with breaks throughout the day from 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. There will be a few evening classes/workshops that occur where students will be required to be present

Grades and Transcripts

Program participants will earn units of credit on a letter-grading basis and will be recorded on an official University of California transcript. Please note that official transcripts are not automatically sent to students. To request a transcript, please contact the UCLA Registrar’s Office.


Theater 72; 2 units


Applications are reviewed and admission to the program is granted on a rolling basis starting February 15th. Applying at your earliest convenience, prior to June 1st, is highly recommended.

Applicants who successfully submit all requirements will be reviewed and notified via email of an admission decision within 3 weeks.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete the following:

A video audition of 1 – 1 ½ minute contemporary monologue (see Video Audition Guidelines in FAQ below)

A resume (if you do not have a resume, submit a brief description of your theatrical and/or artistic experience) The resume can be uploaded as a Word or PDF file during the application process.

For the video audition component, you will need to upload your video and make it private on YouTube, Vimeo, or a similar site and then paste the private link during the application process.

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Program Eligibility
  • High School, College, or Graduate Students
  • Age 16+
Grading Basis

Students will receive a letter grade upon completion. See University Credit, Grades and Transcripts for more information about academic credit.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

UCLA Summer Sessions Summer Scholars Support

Qualified students attending grades 8th-11th in Spring 2024 in the state of California may be eligible for Summer Scholars Support, a need-and merit-based scholarship offered by the UCLA Summer Sessions Office. A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available to support enrollment in SCIP/eSCIP, one Summer Course, or a Precollege Summer Institute.
Summer 2024 deadline to apply: March 15th
Award decisions announced: April 22nd

Important Dates and Deadlines

June 1, 2024

Application deadline

June 15, 2024

Enrollment Deadline


June 23 – July 5, 2024