The UCLA Summer Camera Acting Summer Institute is a two-week, UC credit-bearing, intensive program for students interested in the performing arts. This program encompasses voice, scene study, storytelling, and on-camera acting training classes. The combination of these courses will teach every student about the process of relating to the camera lens and approaches to understanding a script so that specific choices can be made to prepare and connect in the audition room. Students will learn the technical components of acting for the camera, writing, and filming their own content, while gaining hands-on experience on how to execute a self-tape audition. Beyond the classroom, students will attend guest workshops, and learn the art of virtual collaboration.

The program is designed for high school students who seek the discipline and training required for participation in a university on-camera program or a career in the entertainment industry.

Admission to the program is by digital audition and instructor consent (See REGISTRATION section below for more information). As part of the application process, each applicant must submit a letter of reference from a high school instructor verifying the applicant's talent and ability to successfully participate in a disciplined and rigorous performing arts program. In addition to the letter of reference, we encourage each applicant to submit a resume. Both the letter of reference and the resume can be uploaded during the application process. Please note that all levels are encouraged to apply.

The program carries UC credit.

Students are engaged in activities and classes along with breaks throughout the day from 9:30 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.

This program offers two different sessions:

Session 1: June 25-July 8, 2023
Session 2: July 9-July 22, 2023


Each morning begins promptly with tai-chi exercises, followed by acting and movement classes. Other classes may include, but are not limited to: classical acting, screen writing, on camera acting and voice.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in scheduled workshops and field trips. These may include, but are not limited to: a trip to a Hollywood studio, a dance workshop, an industry talk and a resume workshop. There will be a final scene, showcasing the students work at the culmination ceremony

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