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 2020

 

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

 

Session A: June 22 to August 28, 2020

 

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.

30 / Dramatic Writing
Studio, three hours. Intended for Theater minors and other nonmajors. Exploration and development of creative writing skills for one or more of various forms of entertainment media. May be repeated once. Letter grading.

106 / History of American Theater and Drama
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Survey of key works of American dramatic literature and landmarks of American theater history. P/NP or 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.

120B / 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 3 to September 11, 2020

 

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.

30 / Dramatic Writing
Studio, three hours. Intended for Theater minors and other nonmajors. Exploration and development of creative writing skills for one or more of various forms of entertainment media. May be repeated once. Letter grading.

106 / History of American Theater and Drama
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Survey of key works of American dramatic literature and landmarks of American theater history. 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.

120B / 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.

138 / Special Problems in Performance Techniques
Studio, four hours. Study of complex problems in voice, movement, and acting. May be repeated twice for credit. 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.