July 7 - July 19, 2019
Each day is divided into two classes: a morning class from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and an afternoon class from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. During each class, students receive one-on-one instruction and also work individually and in groups to develop their own projects.
Lunch is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students must bring money to purchase their own lunch on campus.
Portfolio Night
Program assistants, who are current or recent DMA undergraduate students, will hold a portfolio night to exhibit their work. This is a great opportunity for summer institute students to engage in conversations about creating a portfolio-ready body of work to include in college applications. Students may bring their own portfolios and are encouraged to ask for feedback from program assistants. The portfolio night will be held on Thursday, July 11th at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Dinner will be provided.
Extended Lab Night
One extended lab night is required for students to complete their projects on Thursday, July 18th at 5:00 – 9:30 pm. Dinner will be provided.
Final Exhibition and Closing Reception
The two-week program culminates in a final exhibition of students' works and a closing reception. This event is held 11:00 am – 12:00 pm on the last day of the program, Friday, July 19, 2019 in 1250 Broad Art Center. Family and friends are encouraged to attend.
Grade and Transcripts
DMA Summer Institute students earn four quarter units of UC credit on a pass/no pass grading basis. Transcripts can be ordered online through MyUCLA they are not automatically sent to students. More information on grading policies and transcripts can be found on the UCLA Summer Sessions Website.
Residence Halls
Due to the rigorous and intense nature of the program, the residential plan, which includes a meal plan, is mandatory for all participants. For a virtual tour of the UCLA residential halls, click here.
Participants will be housed in one of the UCLA residence halls, comfortably furnished and conveniently located within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, and recreational facilities. Since the provision of housing is subject to availability, UCLA Summer Sessions cannot guarantee an assignment to a specific residential hall or room type. Details of the residential hall assignment will be provided prior to the check-in date.
Participants will have breakfast and dinner each day in the UCLA dining halls, recognized nationally for their excellent cuisine. For lunch, which is not included in the residential plan, participants may consider any of the UCLA eating establishments on campus. Lunches usually range from $5 - $15.
Evening / Weekend Activities
Participants may attend optional evening or weekend activities organized by the Office of Residential Life at no additional cost.
The DMA Summer Institute curriculum is based on materials covered in the department's undergraduate curriculum. Instructors for the DMA Summer Institute are graduate students and alumni of the department's prestigious MFA Program. Please visit UCLA Department of Design Media Arts for more information about our undergraduate and graduate programs.