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SUMMER INSTITUTES

UCLA is home to world-class academic and research programs, and its resources include extensive libraries, athletic facilities, and cultural events.

Developed from courses that are already part of UCLA’s regular curriculum, Summer Institutes offer the breadth and depth of UCLA's academic rigor in an intensive, holistic format that allows you to share a unique hands-on learning experience. Upon completion, all courses that constitute each Summer Institute program’s curriculum will be listed on an official UCLA transcript.

Our Summer Institutes are open to students from around the country and the world , as well as UCLA students, and we invite you to come and study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives.

If you are an international student who would require a visa to participate in UCLA Summer Sessions, please note that not all Summer Institutes are eligible for an F-1 visa. Programs that do not meet F-1 visa eligibility are indicated with * or **. If you are interested in any of those programs, please be sure to consult your local US embassy/consulate for visa options prior to registering as an I-20 form may not be issued.

 

The FILM AND TELEVISION SUMMER INSTITUTE's Creative Producing track includes an internship component and is not open to international students. All other tracks, however, are F-1 visa eligible.

 

International students who wish to enroll in the JUMPSTART SUMMER INSTITUTE: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE must select the Architecture and Urban Design 10B & 103 track, totaling 11 units, to meet the minimum 8 unit enrollment requirement. The Architecture and Urban Design 103 track carries 6 units and does not meet the F-1 visa unit requirement.

We are proud to present this year's rich array of programs. For details, please click on the program that interests you.

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PRECOLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTES

Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who wish to gain academically challenging college-level experience.

High school students who are 14 years of age or older by September 1, 2016 may participate in our Precollege Summer Institutes. If you do not meet the age requirement but wish to participate in one of the programs, please contact us at institutes@summer.ucla.edu.
Most of our programs offer mandatory or optional housing with full supervision.
NOTE: the WRITING WORKSHOP SUMMER INSTITUTE and the GAME LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE do NOT offer housing options.

Listed below are the 2016 precollege programs*:

APPLICATIONS OF NANOSCIENCE**

ACTING AND PERFORMANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE

ART SUMMER INSTITUTE**

DANCE/PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE**

DESIGN MEDIA ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE**

GAME LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE**

MOCK TRIAL SUMMER INSTITUTE**

MODEL UNITED NATIONS SUMMER INSTITUTE**

NANOSCALE MICROSCOPY LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE**

NANOSCIENCE LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE**

SCI|ART NANOLAB SUMMER INSTITUTE**

TEEN ARCHSTUDIO SUMMER INSTITUTE**

WRITING WORKSHOP SUMMER INSTITUTE**

* The STEM CELL SCIENCE SUMMER INSTITUTE is now offered as an academic course: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 50 .

MOLECULAR, CELL, AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 50
Stem Cell Biology, Politics, and Ethics: Teasing Apart Issues

 

SESSION A – 6 WEEKS, JUNE 20 – JULY 29

5 Units. P/NP or letter grading.

This course presents an overview of the various types of stem cells that exist and the important functional differences between embryonic, hematopoietic, and adult stem cells as well as the differences in their biomedical potentials.

Students will delve into the larger debate on human embryonic stem cell research while continually drawing connections to the established fields of bioethics, politics, and philosophy. An exploration of important social, ethical, political, and economic issues and how they arose with respect to the stem cell debate will round out the remainder of the course.

Two sections are offered exclusively to advanced high school students.

 

HOW TO REGISTER AND ENROLL

  • Complete and submit the Academic Course Registration Form. For detailed information on academic course registration and more, go to ACADEMIC COURSES.
  • Once registration is complete, an email will be sent to you with your UCLA ID (UID) number. You will use this UID number to create a UCLA logon, if you do not already have one.
  • The course consists of lecture and discussion. Two discussion sections are available. Select the section that fits your schedule and record its SRS number.

    LECTURE MW 9:00-10:50 AM
    DISCUSSION SECTION A

    M 12:30-1:50 PM Class ID (SRS) #: 269151110
    DISCUSSION SECTION B

    W 12:30-1:50 PM Class ID (SRS) #: 269151210
  • Log into MyUCLA using your UCLA logon and password.
  • On the main menu, select “CLASSES”, then “FIND A CLASS AND ENROLL”.
  • Select the term "2016 Summer" and select "Class ID" as the search by criteria. Enter the Class ID (SRS) number of the discussion section you wish to take (see above). Click "SEARCH".
  • Finalize the enrollment. Once you complete all the steps, you will be automatically enrolled into the lecture as well as the discussion section of your choice. You can verify your enrollment by selecting "Study List" under the CLASSES drop-down menu on the main menu.

** Not eligible for an F-1 visa

Registration only in Precollege Summer Institutes that are not F-1 eligible does not satisfy the requirements for an I-20 form to be issued. Please be sure to consult your local US embassy/consulate for visa options prior to registering as an I-20 form may not be issued.

 

 

COLLEGE/PROFESSIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTES

College/Professional Summer Institutes deliver instructions that go beyond the traditional classroom in architecture, film and television, management and more.

All programs except JUMPSTART SUMMER INSTITUTE coincide with the UCLA summer housing periods, and their participants are eligible for UCLA on- or off-campus housing through UCLA Housing Services.

Listed below are the 2016 college/professional programs:

FILM AND TELEVISION SUMMER INSTITUTE:
- Creative Producing**
- Film Production
- Animation
-TV Writing

JUMPSTART SUMMER INSTITUTE: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE

MANAGING ENTERPRISE IN MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS SUMMER INSTITUTE:
- Film & Television Marketing and Management
- Integrated Marketing: A New World of Advertising
- Sports Marketing and Management

MUSIC INNOVATION SUMMER INSTITUTE**

TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP SUMMER INSTITUTE:
- Leadership Through Communication
- Data Management and Analytics, Big and Small Data

** Not eligible for an F-1 visa