JumpStart Summer Institute: Introduction to Architecture

PLEASE NOTE: The Jumpstart Summer Institute has been cancelled for 2020. It will be offered again in the summer of 2021.

Thank you for visiting the Jumpstart Summer Institute Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page! Here, you will find answers to questions that students and parents most commonly ask us specifically about this program.

Still have questions? Check out the general Summer Institutes FAQ page at https://www.summer.ucla.edu/faq/SummerInstitutes.

Although this is open to all majors, should I have previous knowledge or acquired skills about architecture?

No, previous knowledge is not required. This is an introduction to architectural design program.

Is this only for those seeking to pursue a career in architecture?

No, it is open to anyone interested in the field.

Can I bring past work to be reviewed for my portfolio?


Is a laptop required?


Program Dates

JULY 6 - JULY 31, 2020

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

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

JUNE 5: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline

JULY 6-31: Jumpstart Summer Institute

UCLA Summer Sessions Transitions to Remote Instruction. Learn More.