Acting and Performance Summer Institute


Musical Theater Summer Institute

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The UCLA Summer Musical Theater Institute is a three-week intensive conservatory-style program for high school musical theater students encompassing acting, singing, dancing, guest workshops, and culminating in a final performance.

The program is designed for high school students completing grades 9 through 12 who have a serious interest in musical theater and who seek the discipline and training required for participation in a university theater program or a career in the performing arts.

Admission to the program is by digital audition & instructor consent. For more information, please view the REGISTRATION section.

REGISTRATION

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
As part of the online application process, each applicant must submit the following:

  • A personal statement as to why you'd like to be selected to the program
  • A video audition of 32 bars of a song
  • A video audition of a 1 minute - 1 1/2 minute contemporary monologue
  • A letter of reference from a high school instructor verifying the applicant's ability to successfully participate in a disciplined and rigorous theater program
  • A resume (if you do not have a resume, submit a brief description of your theatrical and/or artistic experience)

The letter of reference and the resume can be uploaded as a word or pdf file during the application process. For the digital audition component, you will need to upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, or a similar site, and paste the private link during the application process (More details as to how to make videos private on youtube, on application).

 

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 15 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

The 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

JULY 15 - AUGUST 5, 2017
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

IMPORTANT DATES

FEBRUARY 15: Registration opens HERE

MAY 1: Payment deadline

JUNE 1: Refund deadline

JULY 15: Summer institute starts

August 5: Summer institute ends