The Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) at UCLA is one of the nation’s top design departments
offering a comprehensive, multidisciplinary education in media creation, which fosters individual
exploration and innovative thinking.
Geared specifically for high school students, the department offers the DMA Summer Institute, a
two-week program with morning and afternoon classes introducing design practices in the contexts of
type, net, worlds, and video.
The program is taught by professionally trained and experienced instructors using the most current
software and technology. It culminates in a final exhibition and the creation of a portfolio-ready
body of work that students may include in their college applications in related fields. It also
provides students with a rare opportunity to sample college life in a cutting-edge design
department, while earning four units of pass/no pass UC credit.