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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.

 

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 program start date 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.
Please note that the following programs do NOT offer housing or supervision outside of the instruction or program activities:

 

ART SUMMER INSTITUTE (Session B ONLY)

GAME LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE

IMMERSIVE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES SUMMER INSTITUTE

WRITING SUMMER INSTITUTE: INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING

Listed below are the 2017 precollege programs:

ACTING AND PERFORMANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE

ADVANCED THEATER SUMMER INSTITUTE*

APPLICATIONS OF NANOSCIENCE SUMMER INSTITUTE*

ART SUMMER INSTITUTE*

DANCE/PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE*

DESIGN MEDIA ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE*

DIGITAL FILMMAKING SUMMER INSTITUTE*

GAME LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE*

IMMERSIVE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES SUMMER INSTITUTE*

MOCK TRIAL SUMMER INSTITUTE*

MODEL UNITED NATIONS SUMMER INSTITUTE*

MUSICAL THEATER SUMMER INSTITUTE

NANOSCALE MICROSCOPY LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE*

NANOSCIENCE LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE*

SCI|ART NANOLAB SUMMER INSTITUTE*

TEEN ARCHSTUDIO SUMMER INSTITUTE*

WRITING SUMMER INSTITUTE: INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING*

* 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 help pave the way towards a successful career through in-depth, hands-on learning experiences that go beyond traditional classroom instruction. Check out our 2017 Summer Institutes if you are pursuing a career in architecture, film and television, management, technology or urban design.

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 2017 college/professional programs:

FILM AND TELEVISION SUMMER INSTITUTE:
- Advanced Filmmaking Lab
- Animation
- Creative Producing**
- Film Production

JUMPSTART SUMMER INSTITUTE: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE

LA TECH CITY SUMMER INSTITUTE: URBAN INNOVATION AND DESIGN

MANAGING ENTERPRISE IN MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS SUMMER INSTITUTE

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

** Not eligible for an F-1 visa