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Special Programs 
& Outreach


UCLA ArtsBridge provides high-quality arts enrichment K-12 programs that engage students through different forms of creative learning. Our community-engaged courses prepare undergraduate and graduate students to apply their university training by connecting them with LAUSD classrooms for 10-week teaching artist residencies.


Inaugurated in 2014, The David C. Copley Center for Costume Design’s annual Designer-in-Residence program hosts a distinguished costume design professional for a month-long visit, in which the costume designer co-teaches an advanced MFA class, lectures during an undergraduate course, participates in a graduate portfolio review and shares their career during a public event.

Groening Endowed Chair in Animation

The Matt Groening Endowed Chair in Animation, created in 2012 with a $500,000 pledge from the award-winning creator of Fox’s The Simpsons, enables the animation program to bring master artists and working professionals with wide-ranging expertise to work with UCLA TFT students.

Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence

Established in 2000, the Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence program brings together the worlds of professional and academic cinematography, exposing students to critically acclaimed industry veterans who have attained the highest levels of achievement within the filmmaking industry.

Workshops by Design

An opportunity for non-UCLA students, professors and professionals from around the world to learn on the UCLA campus, Workshops by Design offers one-, two- or three-week courses taught by TFT professors and professionals. Focus is placed on aspects of the entertainment industry that are of interest to and chosen by the participants and professors. Meals and living accommodations are offered.