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College/Professional Summer Institutes

UCLA courses combined with professional development to expand real-world skills

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UCLA College/Professional Summer Institutes provide participants with a transformative educational experience by combining academics with an array of co-curricular programming rooted in UCLA’s culture of innovation, academic excellence, and global responsibility and all that Los Angeles has to offer. Set your career aspirations in motion, while earning UCLA credit.  Whether you are considering graduate school or a future career field, College/Professional Summer Institutes will start you on the path to success. 

*2023 College/Professional Summer Institute offerings will be updated by January 2023

2022 College / Professional Summer Institutes

Content Creation & Scriptwriting Summer Institute

June 20, 2022 – July 2, 2022
Classes in web writing, screenwriting, playwriting, improv, and sketch comedy allow students to create stories that can be shared across all entertainment mediums.

Film and Television Summer Institute – Film Production

June 21, 2022 – July 29, 2022
August 1, 2022 – September 9, 2022
An intensive program that shapes the filmmakers of tomorrow in the heart of Los Angeles.

Film and Television Summer Institute – TV Writing

June 21, 2022 – July 29, 2022
August 1, 2022 – September 9, 2022
The TV writing program introduces students to writing for television in Hollywood, and mirrors the practice of professional writers in the world of episodic TV and digital media.
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JumpStart Summer Institute – Introduction to Architecture

July 5, 2022 – July 29, 2022
Explore design and 3D modeling in this immersive four-week program offering students a foundation in architecture.

Stage Management Summer Institute

July 10, 2022 – July 30, 2022
If you dream of performing on Broadway or in an award-winning film, advance your training! Learn performance technique to exhibit in a final stage performance.

Voiceover Camera Acting Summer Institute

July 24, 2022 – August 6, 2022
Tell a story using your voice in the voiceover environment and on camera. Learn the technical components of acting for the microphone and the camera while gaining hands-on experience on content for a demo reel and self-tape audition.