The program will be held remotely on Pacific Time. Students enrolling in the program from different
time zones must take this into consideration. Students are expected to attend class sessions
according to the schedule.
Students are introduced to the program faculty and staff. The orientation will include group
activities and instructor lectures. Staff will ensure each student has every software and asset
Each day is divided into two sessions: a morning lesson from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and an afternoon
from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM. During each class, students receive instruction, support, and work
and in groups to develop their own projects.
Portfolio Night will be held on Thursday, July 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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. A representative from UCLA’s School of the Arts & Architecture will
then give a short presentation on applying to Arts programs at UCLA.
Final Exhibition & Closing Reception
The two-week program culminates in a final, virtual exhibition of students' works and a
closing reception. This event is held 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the last day of the
program, Friday, July 23. Family and friends are encouraged to attend.
Grades & Transcripts
DMA Summer Institute students earn four quarter units of UC credit on a pass/no
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
Summer Sessions Website.
For questions about the program, please contact Helen Tran, Assistant Director of DMA Summer