How to Enroll

For more information about our summer courses and to register go to summer.ucla.edu for fees and how to enroll.

Due to the rapidly developing situation surrounding COVID-19, UCLA will be transitioning all Summer Sessions to remote learning via Zoom in order to protect the health and safety of our community and visiting students.

 

THEATER COURSES FOR SUMMER 2021

* You are seeing courses offered last summer. Next summer's courses will show on December 1, 2021.

 

Click through the class name to see the course description on the Registrar's website.

 

Session A: June 21 to August 27, 2021

 

Undergraduate Courses

10 / Introduction to Theater
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Exploration of theater in production, with emphasis on collaborative role of theater artists and active role of audience. Understanding of and access to live theatrical event and enhanced appreciation of value of theater to society; development of critical skills through consideration of representative examples of theatrical production from Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. P/NP or Letter grading.

20 / Acting Fundamentals
Studio, four hours. Introduction to interpretation of drama through art of actor. Development of individual insights, skills, and disciplines in presentation of dramatic material to audiences. P/NP or letter grading.

21 / Acting for Camera
Lecture, three hours. Development and practice in acting techniques. Preparation and taping of scenes for analysis. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.

110 / History of American Musical Theater
Lecture, three hours. Survey of history of American musical: its composers, writers, and performers from musical's emergence in immigrant cultures to Broadway and Off-Broadway. With its roots in British music halls and comic opera, Viennese operetta and African American jazz, American musical theater emerged as vivid and popular art form with its own culture and identity. P/NP or letter grading.

120A / Acting and Performance in Film
Lecture, six hours. Exploration of acting and performance in film. Through screenings of performance-driven films, class discussion, and acting exercises, examination of methods, styles, and performances of some of world's most highly regarded actors and their work. P/NP or letter grading.

195 / Community or Corporate Internships in Theater, Film, and Television
Tutorial, eight, 16, or 24 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship at various theaters, studios, or entertainment organizations accentuating creative contributions, organization, and work of professionals in their various specialties. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic reports of their experience. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. Letter grading.

 

Session C: August 2 to September 10, 2021

 

Undergraduate Courses

10 / Introduction to Theater
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Exploration of theater in production, with emphasis on collaborative role of theater artists and active role of audience. Understanding of and access to live theatrical event and enhanced appreciation of value of theater to society; development of critical skills through consideration of representative examples of theatrical production from Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. P/NP or Letter grading.

20 / Acting Fundamentals
Studio, four hours. Introduction to interpretation of drama through art of actor. Development of individual insights, skills, and disciplines in presentation of dramatic material to audiences. P/NP or letter grading.

21 / Acting for Camera
Lecture, three hours. Development and practice in acting techniques. Preparation and taping of scenes for analysis. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.

120A / Acting and Performance in Film
Lecture, six hours. Exploration of acting and performance in film. Through screenings of performance-driven films, class discussion, and acting exercises, examination of methods, styles, and performances of some of world's most highly regarded actors and their work. P/NP or letter grading.

195 / Community or Corporate Internships in Theater, Film, and Television
Tutorial, eight, 16, or 24 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship at various theaters, studios, or entertainment organizations accentuating creative contributions, organization, and work of professionals in their various specialties. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic reports of their experience. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. Letter grading.

 

Financial Aid

Financial aid for Summer Sessions Institutes is available to qualified UCLA students. All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution. For details about the financial aid application process, please visit the Financial Aid section of summer.ucla.edu.