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UCLA THEATER PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTES

The Department of Theater’s Pre-College Summer Institutes offer high school students from around the globe the opportunity to develop their acting, singing and dancing abilities in two- and three-week intensives taught by award-winning UCLA TFT faculty and leading industry professionals. In a nurturing and immersive environment, students receive the preparation required for successful participation in a university theater program or a career in the performing arts.

UCLA THEATER COLLEGE/PROFESSIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTES

The Department of Theater’s College/Professional Summer Institutes offer college students and professionals a unique opportunity to network, and enhance their acting, singing and dancing abilities during two-week intensives. Participants will be taught by renowned leaders in the entertainment industry and award-winning UCLA TFT faculty who will prepare them to be better equipped and confident in their professional pursuits.

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  • ACTING AND PERFORMANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE
    ACTING AND PERFORMANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE This three-week intensive program is for high school students who seek discipline and training required for participation in a university theater program or a career in performing arts. This program includes performance-training classes, guest workshops, field trips and a final performance project.
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  • MUSICAL THEATER SUMMER INSTITUTE
    MUSICAL THEATER SUMMER INSTITUTE This three-week intensive conservatory-style musical theater program is for high school students and encompasses acting, singing, dancing, guest workshops, and a final musical theater performance.
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  • CAMERA ACTING SUMMER INSTITUTE
    CAMERA ACTING SUMMER INSTITUTE This is a two-week intensive program for high school students in grades 9-12 who seek discipline and training required for participation in a university film program or a career in performing arts.
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  • Voiceover Camera Acting Institute
    Voiceover Camera Acting Institute The Voiceover Camera Acting Institute is a virtual two-week, UC credit-bearing intensive program for students interested in the performing arts.
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  • Design Summer Institute
    Design Summer Institute PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
    To participate in the Design Summer Institute-Costume, you must meet the following qualification:
    14 years of age prior to June 20, 2022.
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  • Live Performance and Media Summer Institute
    Live Performance and Media Summer Institute PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
    To participate in the Live Performance and Media Summer Institute, you must meet the following qualification: 16 years of age prior to June 20, 2022
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  • Stage Management Summer Institute
    Stage management Summer Institute The UCLA Stage Management Summer Institute is a three-week intensive conservatory-style program for college and high school theater students encompassing the study and application of stage management, theater history, leadership, teamwork, and problem solving.
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  • Webisode Writing Summer Institute
    Webisode Writing Summer Institute PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
    To participate in the Webisode Writing Summer Institute, you must meet the following qualification:
    16 years of age prior to June 20, 2022
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  • Nicholas Endowment Theater
    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.
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