UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute
Home > Programs > Summer Programs > UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute

 

 

UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute

The UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute offers students from around the globe an unparalleled opportunity to study filmmaking at one of the most prestigious film schools in the world – right in the heart of Hollywood.

Information Sessions
Want to learn more about the UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute tracks offered this summer? Check back soon for upcoming dates for our virtual information sessions.

The Summer Institute is an intensive program that is taught by UCLA faculty. Students can choose from the following specializations:

  • Creative Producing
    Track 1: Creative ProducingCollege students study the role of the creative producer or executive while engaging in entertainment industry internships. Eight weeks. (June 21 – July 29, 2022, *internships continue until August 12, 2022)
    Learn more
  • Film Production
    Track 2: Film ProductionCollege students and aspiring filmmakers (ages 19+) collaborate on short film projects as they learn the aesthetics, techniques and practice of filmmaking from beginning to end. Six weeks. Session A (June 21 – July 29, 2022); Session C (August 1 – September 9, 2022)
    Learn more
  • TV Writing Thumb
    Track 3: TV WritingThe TV Writing Summer Institute introduces students to writing for television in Hollywood. Six weeks. Session A (June 21 – July 29, 2022); Session C (August 1 – September 9, 2022)
    Learn more
  • Traditional Animation
    Track 4: Traditional AnimationStudents and aspiring animators learn to write and draw their animated movies. No drawing experience required, just limitless imagination. This online track is open to pre-college students. Six weeks. Session A (June 21 – July 29, 2022)
    Learn more
  • Digital Filmmaking
    Track 5: Pre-College Digital FilmmakingPre-college students are immersed in the creativity and technique of cinematic storytelling through lectures and a hands-on overview of the production process. Two weeks.
    Session A (June 26 – July 9, 2022); Session B (July 24 – August 6, 2022)
    Learn more
  • TV Writing
    Track 6: Pre-College Writing for TVPre-college students are introduced to television writing for Hollywood, while developing their big ideas for the small screen. Three weeks. On campus and online sections available.
    Session A (June 21 – July 9, 2022); Session B (July 10 - 30, 2022);
    Learn more
  • Cinematography
    TRACK 7: PRE-COLLEGE CinematographyThis one-week intensive teaches talented and highly motivated pre-college students a variety of cinematic lighting techniques through a series of lectures and hands-on exercises. One week.
    Session A (August 7 – 13, 2022)
    Learn more
  • Media Parks
    TRACK 8: MEDIA PARKS: CINEMATIC & TELEVISUAL HISTORY OF THEME PARKSIn this intensive program, students will explore theme park history, and the evolution of the relationship between moving image media (film, television, and video games) and theme parks. Two Weeks. Session A (July 10 – July 23, 2022)
    Learn more
  • TV Writing
    Summer Sessions Course OfferingsStudents can achieve their academic goals with a variety of course topics in film, television, and digital media to complement a student’s current studies and prepare them for their future careers. All prerequisites are waived for UCLA Film, Television, and Digital Media summer courses and courses are open to high school students.
    Learn more
  • Nicholas Endowment
    The Nicholas Endowment TFT Summer Institute ScholarshipThis scholarship is a need and merit-based scholarship opportunity for underserved/underrepresented high school students enrolled in grades 9–12 who would benefit significantly from a Summer Institute experience.
    Learn more