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Form the basis of a robust design portfolio with intensive design exercises

The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design offers a four-week program that allows individuals contemplating careers in architecture, design, and related fields to explore architectural education. This immersive program, carrying 6 quarter units of UC credit, is structured around the experience of a design studio typically offered within the curricula of graduate programs. Intensive design exercises using the latest computer-aided techniques in 3D modeling lead to complex and sophisticated architectural projects that ultimately conform a robust basis for applications to graduate programs. The JumpStart Summer Institute is open to all majors.

Fees and Payment Info

The program fee includes the unit fees for the UCLA coursework offered as part of the program and thus varies by UC student status. In addition to the program fee, students are assessed other campus and administrative fees during the summer. This is a summary of fees that commonly apply to the selected student type.

Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California. Visit the fees, payment, and financial aid section for important disclaimer, as well as more details on fees, payment instructions, and information on delinquency, refunds, and financial aid.

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAM FEES:
The program fee listed in the selection are for the In-Person version only. The following are the program fees for the Virtual version.

  • UCLA Undergraduate Student = $3,014
  • UCLA Graduate Student = $3,434
  • Incoming UCLA Student = $3,014
  • UC Undergraduate Student = $3,014
  • UC Graduate Student =$3,434
  • Incoming UC Student = $3,014
  • Adults and Professionals = $3,500
  • Visiting U.S. Student = $3,500
  • Visiting International Student* = $3,500

All other fees listed will remain the same for the Virtual version.
*International students in the Virtual version will be exempt from the service, health insurance, and iStart fees.

Program Fee $3,164
Ackerman Student Union Fee $13.20
Ackerman / Kerckhoff Seismic Fee $22.80
Wooden Center Fee $7.20
SPARC Fee $22.80
Undergraduate Student Association Fee $48.03
PLEDGE Fee $19.42
IEI Fee $61
Document Fee (incoming UCLA students only) $50

Meet your instructors

Julia Koerner

Director of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design’s Summer Programs

Julia Koerner is an award-winning Austrian designer working at the convergence of architecture, product and fashion design. She is internationally recognised for design innovation in 3D-Printing, Julia’s work stands out at the top of these disciplines. Her designs have been featured in the National Geographic Magazine, VICE, WIRED and the New York Times among other publications. Museums and Institutions which have exhibited her work include the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (MET), the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Museum of Applied Arts MAK Vienna, Ars Electronica, among others. The constantly intriguing aspect of Julia’s work is its embodiment of a beautiful organic aesthetic.

Julia is founder of JK Design GmbH, specialising in digital design for 3D-Printing. In 2015, Julia launched an entirely 3D-Printed ready-to-wear collection entitled ‘Sporophyte’. Her collaborations involved 3D-Printed fashion pieces developed with Haute Couture Houses for Paris Fashion week and 3D printed costumes for Hollywood entertainment productions such as Marvel’s Black Panther in collaboration with Ruth Carter which recently won an Oscar for Best Costume Design. She further collaborated with Swarovski on a showpiece which displays Swarovski’s continued strive for innovation and the early developments of 3D-printing technology with glass.

Born in Salzburg, Austria, Julia received master degrees in Architecture from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Architectural Association in London. She is currently based between Los Angeles and Salzburg and has previously practiced in London and New York. Julia is the Director of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design’s Summer Programs Jumpstart and TeenArch Studio and has been a faculty member since 2012. She previously held academic appointments at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Lund University in Sweden and the Architectural Association Visiting Schools in France and Jordan.

Julia will lead a team of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design students and alumni to deliver the Jumpstart Summer Institute program.