Film and Television Summer Institute

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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The UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute gives students from across the country and around the globe an unparalleled opportunity to study filmmaking at one of the most prestigious film schools in the world.

  • Animation
  • Creative Producing
  • Film Production (Session A or Session C)

The UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute shapes the filmmakers of tomorrow right in the heart of Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world.

 

REGISTRATION

APPLICATION PROCESS

Admission to the program (except Animation track) is by instructor consent only. At registration applicants will be prompted brief essay questions that will determine their suitability for each track. As space is limited for both tracks, early registration is highly recommended. Please remember that even after you have been approved, official enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: students should compose the essays before beginning the online registration process. There will be a text field on the online form into which the essay text can be copied.

 

CREATIVE PRODUCING APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

This track is only open to current undergraduate rising juniors and seniors at a university or college. Due to visa restrictions, international students are not eligible.

Creative Producing applicants must submit an answer to the following essay question:

  • Question For Creative Producing: What qualifications do you have that make you a good candidate for a film/TV internship? No more than 200 words.

For students holding completed bachelor's degrees, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television offers a 10-week Professional Program in Producing.

 

FILM PRODUCTION APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

This track has a minimum age requirement of 19 years of age or older.

Applicants are required to submit a creative writing sample that demonstrates creativity and a strong original voice using the prompt below.

  • Writing Prompt: Please submit one creative writing piece of no more than 300 words. Please write in English. Use the words: "The leaf was orange" in the piece.

ANIMATION APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

This track is open to all college students (rising sophomore and above) as well as aspiring filmmakers (18 years of age and older), including international students.

 

 

REGISTER ONLINE
Registration is conveniently done online here starting February 15, 2017. In order to guarantee a spot in the program, a valid payment of the non-refundable deposit ($400 for international students; $150 for all others) is required if registering prior to the May 1 payment deadline. After the payment deadline, a full payment of all fees including the non-refundable deposit but excluding any applicable document and IEI fees is required for registration. Registration is not complete until the required payment is made. Those who are not prepared to pay can submit their registration form and retrieve registration at another time to make payment.

This deposit is not refundable under any circumstances including, but not limited to, drop for non-payment and withdrawal, even if you withdraw from the program before it begins. If you withdraw, this deposit will appear as processing fee charge on your BruinBill account. If the program is full, you will not be prompted to make payment. When your application is accepted from the wait list, you will be notified by email with instructions for methods of payment.


If applicable, the document and IEI fees must be paid on MyUCLA after registration. For more information, please refer to FEES AND PAYMENT in the left column.

 

MAKE CHANGES
Already submitted the registration form but need to make a change or complete registration? You can easily do so by retrieving your registration. You will need your five-digit registration number that was sent to your email address.


Changes that can be updated or made using the retrieve form include:

  • Paying non-refundable deposit
  • Uploading required documents
  • Dropping a current program

If you would like to switch into a different program or add additional programs, please contact our office at institutes@summer.ucla.edu with your five-digit registration number, the students first and last name, and a description of the change you are requesting.

STUDENT CONDUCT

UCLA Student Code of Conduct has been developed to maintain a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus community that engages students in order to foster their academic success, personal growth and responsible citizenship.

Therefore you are expected to conduct yourself in a manner which demonstrates respect for yourself, your fellow Summer Sessions students, UCLA's faculty members, and members of the local community.

Behavior governed by the UCLA Student Code of Conduct includes:

  • Academic honesty
  • Treatment of others
  • Health and safety
  • Use of resources
  • Use of alcohol and controlled substances

UCLA’s reputation for academic excellence and institutional integrity is among the most valued assets; as such, academic integrity is of paramount importance and UCLA does all within its power to maintain its standards.

During the summer, matriculated UCLA students and visiting students alike are members of our diverse and inclusive True Bruin community. For more information on the student code of conduct, please visit the Dean of Students' website.

Program Dates

FILM & TV SUMMER INSTITUTE: FILM PRODUCTION TRACK (SESSION A):
JUNE 26 - AUGUST 4, 2017

FILM & TV SUMMER INSTITUTE: CREATIVE PRODUCING TRACK:
JUNE 26 - AUGUST 18, 2017

FILM & TV SUMMER INSTITUTE: ANIMATION TRACK:
JUNE 26 - AUGUST 4, 2017

FILM & TV SUMMER INSTITUTE: FILM PRODUCTION TRACK (SESSION C):
AUGUST 7 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Summer Institutes Registration Opens

MARCH 2: FAFSA Deadline for UCLA Students

APRIL 1-30: UCLA Summer Financial Aid Application for Current UCLA Students Available

MAY 1: I-20 Request Submission Deadline for Session A

MAY 1: Full Payment via MyUCLA due for All College/Professional Summer Institutes

JUNE 1: I-20 Request Submission Deadline for Session C

JUNE 1: Refund Deadline for All College/Professional Summer Institutes

JUNE 23: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A) - International Students ONLY

JUNE 26 - AUGUST 18: Film & TV Summer Institute: Creative Producing Track

JUNE 26 - AUGUST 4: Film & TV Summer Institute: Film Production Track (Session A)

JUNE 26 - AUGUST 4: Film & TV Summer Institute: Animation Track

JULY 4: Independence Day

AUGUST 4: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session C) - International Students ONLY

AUGUST 7 - SEPTEMBER 15: Film & TV Summer Institute: Film Production Track (Session C)

SEPTEMBER 4: Labor Day