Design Showcase West 2021

Friday, May 28

Student Gallery launch

Saturday, June 5

Special Guest Speakers
Introductory Remarks: Dominic Taylor, Acting Chair, UCLA TFT Department of Theater
Welcome and Greeting: Hannah Beachler, Academy Award-winning production designer, Black Panther
Keynote Speaker: Ruth E. Carter, Academy Award-winning costume designer, Black Panther

Saturday, June 12, 10:00 a.m.

Netflix Costume Design Salon Panel

Ellen Mirojnick, Bridgerton
Claire Parkinson, The Politician
Wendy Partridge, Shadow and Bone

Moderated by Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko
Professor, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

Friday, June 18, 10:00 a.m.

Paramount Network Costume Design Salon Panel

Johnetta Boone, Yellowstone

Moderated by Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Distinguished Professor, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Chair, David C. Copley Center for Costume Design

Design Showcase West is presented by the
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Department of Theater

DSW, created by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, is the only national entertainment design showcase on the West Coast featuring the work of graduate students from the nation's top university design programs. Exhibits range from costume design to scenic, sound, lighting and production design. Studio executives, film and television producers, theater artistic directors and professional designers attend DSW to meet the industry's fresh rising stars.



2021 — Ruth E. Carter, costume designer, Black Panther
2019 — Mark Worthington, production designer, American Horror Story
2018 — Paul Tazewell, costume designer, Hamilton
2017 — Deborah Riley, production designer, Game of Thrones
2016 — Quentin Tarantino, filmmaker, Django Unchained
2015 — Bill Prady, producer, The Big Bang Theory
2014 — Ellen Mirojnick, costume designer, The Knick
2013 — Rod Holcomb, director, ER
2012 — Judith Dolan, costume designer, Candide
2011 — Guillermo del Toro, director, Pan’s Labyrinth
2010 — Randall Kleiser, director, Grease
2009 — Roy Christopher, production designer, Frasier