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Get InfoApply Now Special classes in Business, Sports, Screenwriting, Acting, and Leadership2, 3, 4, or 6 Week ProgramsTuition ranging from $2,999 - $11,499For students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (ages 14-18)

Courses

Here's a list of course options. Use the Course Finder below to see courses offered by session.
  • Acting & AuditioningActing and Auditioning for Film, TV, & Stage Academy

    This full-day intensive acting program is taught in partnership with College to Career Acting (CTCA). Geared towards high school students who are serious about acting, the course develops the skills necessary to make it as a professional in the entertainment business. Each session will include lecture, performance time, and workshop experience with entertainment professionals.

    Master the audition process, perfect your monologue, polish your resume, and learn about professional theater, TV, and film productions. Actors will use scenes and monologues to create a final performance that will be filmed and can be used for reels and an online presence. Guest speakers may include Casting Directors, Television Producers, Movie Directors, and Talent Agents. The 3 week program also features a field trip to an evening performance at the GEFFEN Theater, including a post-show conversation with the actors.

    Created and taught by Wendy Kurtzman, Casting Director with over 35 years of experience, this course will give you everything you need to succeed from College to Career. Wendy is an Emmy-nominated casting director that launched Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon’s careers. She cast the blockbuster “Independence Day.”

    For more information about CTCA, please visit CTCActing.com Due to the time commitment involved with this program, no other classes may be taken in conjunction with the Acting Academy.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
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  • Anderson Business AcademiesThe Business of Entertainment, Media & Sports Academy at UCLA Anderson School of Management

    The program will offer an overview of the entertainment, media, and sports industries. Students will learn business frameworks including finance, marketing, strategy, economics, business ethics and leadership. Additionally, students will explore the factors driving change in these industries. Through this special program students will understand how these industries are structured, and explore, through case studies and lectures, decisions about investments, joint ventures, sponsorships, new technologies, consumer behavior and decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on practical examples from organizations such as Disney, Warner Bros, Netflix, YouTube, Universal Music, and the International Management Group, among others. Field trips to view the operations of organizations, sports and entertainment venues will be included in the program. There will be a site visit to one of the following establishments: YouTube Studios, Dodger Stadium, Myspace, Staples Center, Sony, or Paramount Studio. Participants will also visit UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, and will be offered a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the finest collegiate facilities in the nation.

    • The program is presented and taught by the Center for MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports) at UCLA Anderson School of Management.
    • This full day intensive program meets daily (Monday - Thursday for the 3 Week Session, Monday - Friday for the 2 Week Sessions), both morning and afternoon. Due to the time commitment involved with this program, no other classes may be taken in conjunction with The Business of Entertainment, Media & Sports Academy.

    Read the full academy description.
    $600 3 Week Supplemental Fee, $500 2 Week Supplemental Fee

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2 )
    Digital Marketing and Social Media Academy at UCLA Anderson School of Management

    Digital Marketing and Social Media Academy at UCLA Anderson School of Management This program will give students both the strategic framework and tactical approach to develop and execute goal-oriented digital marketing /advertising campaigns that enhance brands, create a buzz, and motivate desired consumer behavior. Students will learn strategies for how to use platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, mobile apps, online/display, search engine marketing, email, and many more. Students will also learn about the various tools and software used to track and optimize campaign performance. Prior knowledge of digital media not required.

    • The program is presented and taught by the Center for MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports) at UCLA Anderson School of Management.
    • This special program meets Monday - Thursday, both morning and afternoon, with a lunch break. No other courses may be taken in conjunction with this course.

    $600 Supplemental Fee

    ( Available 3 Week Session)
    Sports Business Academy at the UCLA Anderson School of Management

    Sports Business Academy at the UCLA Anderson School of Management: Gain insight into the ever-changing business of sports and an appreciation for the unique challenges involved in managing sports business enterprises. Explore business frameworks including finance, marketing, strategy, and economics. Review case studies, meet with industry professionals, and examine the challenges that face these industries in our fast-paced global environment. Through an introduction to concepts, analyses, and principles, this academy will challenge you with a wide-array of sports business oriented curriculum, help you understand the business and management of sports, and provide you with behind the scenes visits to L.A.’s famous arenas and stadiums.

    This program meets daily, weekdays, morning and afternoon. Due to the time commitment involved with this program, no other classes may be taken in conjunction with the Sports Business Academy.

    Students enrolled in the Sports Business Academy @ the UCLA Anderson School of Management are not permitted to drop the course or change classes at any time once the program is selected.

    You will receive a “Certificate of Completion” from UCLA Anderson School of Management at the end of the program.

    $500 supplement

    (Available 2 Week Session)
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  • ArtArt Exploration

    This course will explore traditional and alternative approaches to art production by learning to combine and apply a broad range of different materials in order to create a wide variety of aesthetic effects. Students will express themselves through two-dimensional projects involving drawing, painting, collage assemblage, and other media techniques. This course will also study established mixed-media artists and their contributions to culture and society. Course Objectives: Students will be able to demonstrate skills art creation in a variety of mediums. Students will be able to analyze multiple examples of artwork to determine the different techniques that artists can use. Students will identify and demonstrate correct usage and care of tools to make art.

    (Available 3 Week Sessions 1 and 2)
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  • Business & LawThe Business of Entertainment, Media & Sports Academy at UCLA Anderson School of Management

    The program will offer an overview of the entertainment, media, and sports industries. Students will learn business frameworks including finance, marketing, strategy, economics, business ethics and leadership. Additionally, students will explore the factors driving change in these industries. Through this special program students will understand how these industries are structured, and explore, through case studies and lectures, decisions about investments, joint ventures, sponsorships, new technologies, consumer behavior and decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on practical examples from organizations such as Disney, Warner Bros, Netflix, YouTube, Universal Music, and the International Management Group, among others. Field trips to view the operations of organizations, sports and entertainment venues will be included in the program. There will be a site visit to one of the following establishments: YouTube Studios, Dodger Stadium, Myspace, Staples Center, Sony, or Paramount Studio. Participants will also visit UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, and will be offered a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the finest collegiate facilities in the nation. $600 3 Week Supplemental Fee, $500 2 Week Supplemental Fee. 

    • The program is presented and taught by the Center for MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports) at UCLA Anderson School of Management.
    • This full day intensive program meets daily (Monday - Thursday for the 3 Week Session, Monday - Friday for the 2 Week Sessions), both morning and afternoon. Due to the time commitment involved with this program, no other classes may be taken in conjunction with The Business of Entertainment, Media & Sports Academy.

    Read the full academy description.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Digital Marketing and Social Media Academy at UCLA Anderson School of Management

    Digital Marketing and Social Media Academy at UCLA Anderson School of Management This program will give students both the strategic framework and tactical approach to develop and execute goal-oriented digital marketing /advertising campaigns that enhance brands, create a buzz, and motivate desired consumer behavior. Students will learn strategies for how to use platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, mobile apps, online/display, search engine marketing, email, and many more. Students will also learn about the various tools and software used to track and optimize campaign performance. Prior knowledge of digital media not required. The program is presented and taught by the Center for MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports) at UCLA Anderson School of Management. This special program meets Monday - Thursday, both morning and afternoon, with a lunch break. No other courses may be taken in conjunction with this course. $600 Supplemental Fee Read the full academy description.

    (Available 3 Week Session)
    Sports Business Academy at the UCLA Anderson School of Management

    Sports Business Academy at the UCLA Anderson School of Management: Gain insight into the ever-changing business of sports and an appreciation for the unique challenges involved in managing sports business enterprises. Explore business frameworks including finance, marketing, strategy, and economics. Review case studies, meet with industry professionals, and examine the challenges that face these industries in our fast-paced global environment. Through an introduction to concepts, analyses, and principles, this academy will challenge you with a wide-array of sports business oriented curriculum, help you understand the business and management of sports, and provide you with behind the scenes visits to L.A.’s famous arenas and stadiums. This program meets daily, weekdays, morning and afternoon. Due to the time commitment involved with this program, no other classes may be taken in conjunction with the Sports Business Academy. Students enrolled in the Sports Business Academy @ the UCLA Anderson School of Management are not permitted to drop the course or change classes at any time once the program is selected. You will receive a “Certificate of Completion” from UCLA Anderson School of Management at the end of the program. $500 supplement Read the full academy description.

    (Available 2 Week Session)
    Forensic Science

    When a crime occurs, investigators gather evidence to determine, "Who was responsible?" and 'When did this crime occur?". Procedures must be followed when collecting evidence to later convict the perpetrator. If the scene is not carefully documented, it can lead to the evidence obtained being inadmissible in court proceedings. This course introduces students to the principles behind the gathering, preserving, and investigating evidence. They will examine the techniques professionals use to collect and preserve evidence from crime scenes. Course Objectives: Students will be able to identify and define forensic science terminology and concepts. Students will be able to demonstrate proper techniques to collect physical evidence such as fingerprints, footwear impressions, hair, fibers, biological fluids, and materials for DNA analysis. Students will be able to analyze evidence and form hypothesis that can help solve a variety of crimes.

    (Available 3 Week Sessions 1 and 2)
    Principles of Economics

    In this class, students will learn the principles of economics through the prism of popular culture movements. This course will introduce students to topics like supply and demand, division of labor, opportunity costs, fiscal policy, markets, private versus public sector, etc. by drawing from examples that are relevant to their everyday lives.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Marketing

    Discover the role of marketing in modern society and business enterprises. This course provides students with in-depth discussion of the ways in which goods and services are developed to meet consumer needs, and how they are distributed for domestic and international consumption. Through group activity and discussion, students will develop their own marketing plan and covering topics like advertising, market research, media planning, public relations, product pricing, distribution, customer support, sales strategy, and community involvement. Due to the relatedness in content that this class shares with the Advertising class there will be some similarities in topics and projects.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Advertising

    Do advertisements really work? “Just Do It,” “I’m Lovin’It,” and “Breakfast of Champions” advertisements play a big part in our lives. In this course, students will find out what makes ads work and why. They will learn the keys to effective advertising, perhaps the most significant component of the marketing plan, and explore the various strategies used by companies to communicate with the consumer. Have you ever wondered how commercials are made, why you see your favorite brands in the movies or why you buy what you buy? This course answers these questions and many more through selected readings, current news articles, and group projects, as students acquire a general background in advertising. Due to the relatedness in content that this class shares with the Principles of Marketing class there will be some similarities in topics and projects.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Entertainment Management

    Curious how a movie makes it to the big screen and then to the small screen? Want to learn more about writing and producing a TV show? This course explores the business side of the entertainment world, touching on the basics of the entertainment business. Topics will include copyright laws, manager/agent roles and fees, types of contracts, how to develop a marketing plan, production concepts and distribution. Course Objectives: Students will be able to identify and define terminology and concepts in relation to the entertainment industry. Students will be able to identify multiple aspects of entertainment industry (writing, acting, producing, etc). Students will analyze a story’s journey from concept to production to distribution.

    (Available 3 Week Sessions 1 and 2)
    Exploring the Law

    An introduction to the American legal system and its traditions. This course exposes students to legal skills. This course will teach students the basic legal concepts related to procedural law, introduce them to cases, statutes, the constitution, and develop their legal vocabulary. Students will learn how to develop their own critical-thinking skills, read high-interest cases stolen from today’s headlines and learn to understand the role of law in society.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Business of Fashion

    Interested in how your favorite outfit went from the runway to your closet? Want to learn more about how new styles are picked, developed, marketed and sold? This class explores the business behind the fashion industry. Topics may include fashion design, marketing, distribution, fashion news, developing fashion trends and more.

    Note: Students can pair this course with the Fashion Design to make an Academy.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Sport Management

    The sports industry in the US alone is predicted to generate $73.5 billion in 2019. Explore the ins and outs of this massive entertainment industry.   This course will introduce students to the principles, practices and possibilities within the sport industry. We will examine perspectives that range from the consumer to the participant with the goal of covering topics that include sport organization management, sport finances, stadium construction and administration, legal issues in sport, marketing and event management. This course will attend several mandatory out of class field trips. In the past, classes have visited the ESPY Awards, tours of the Home Depot Center, Dodger Stadium, and various UCLA Athletic facilities. Course Objectives: Students will be able to identify and define terminology and concepts in relation to the sport industry. Students will be able to plan and manage large scale sporting events. Students will be able to develop and manage an athletic brand.

    (Available 3 Week Sessions 1 and 2)
    Game Changers

    This course will explore how innovative companies  have revolutionized the way we do business. Explore how the business models of modern disruptiors  such as Amazon, WeWork, Netflix, Uber, Airbnb, and Tesla have literally changed the world and altered the way we think, behave, and act about a certain idea, item, product, or service. This course provides the framework to understand the nature of disruption that is happening to industry after industry. Course Objectives: Students will be able to identify and define terminology and concepts in relation to the business and entrepreneurship. Students will be able to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to find unique and new approaches to old problems. Students will be able to design their own disruptive business plan.

    Business of Social Media

    Social media statistics from 2019 show that there are an estimated 3.2 billion social media users worldwide. This class explores how individuals, companies, and ideas use social media to increase their fame, reach and value. This class will examine the business plans of the major social media platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, WeChat and Twitch. Students will also examine how individuals build successful brands across multiple platforms and makes a post go viral. Course Objectives: Students will be able to identify and define terminology and concepts in relation to the social media. Students will be able analyze and explain how different images, videos and comments go viral. Students will be able to design and manage their own online brand.

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  • College Admissions & SAT PrepCollege Admissions & SAT Prep Academy

    Getting into college has become stressful for many students. We're going to change that.

    Choosing the right college is one of the biggest, most stressful decisions you’ll ever have to make. Collegewise professionals help you identify and apply to the right college for you with their extensive experience in the admissions process. Learn how to research and compile your best fit college list and write essays to present yourself in the best light.

    This program provides a student-focused, in depth investigation of the following topics:

    • Overview of the elements of the admissions process
    • How to research and compile your best fit college list
    • Crafting your activities, academics, and accomplishments
    • Writing essays to present you in your most compelling light

    In addition to the program, all Collegewisers will receive:

    • A personal college consultation before the start of the program
    • Access to informational webinars throughout the admissions cycle
    • Two 60 minute sessions with a Collegewise counselor after the program to address your specific questions and goals (either live or via Skype)

    Improve your SAT Score with the experts at The Princeton Review. Learn SAT test taking strategies to crack the test and improve your score. College campus visits and tours are included.

    This program meets daily, weekdays, morning and afternoon. Due to the time commitment involved with this program, no other classes may be taken in conjunction with the Collegewise Admissions Prep Program.

    $595 supplemental fee includes all online tools, books and classroom materials. Students must bring their own TI Calculator.

    (Available 2 Week Sessions 1 & 2)
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  • Computer ProgrammingComputer Programming Academy

    Looking to build your own mobile app or website? Want to learn the basics to create video games or the next great invention? This intensive two week program looks to develop the basic skills necessary to make it in the world of computer programming. By 2020, experts predict that there will be 1 million more jobs in computer science and engineering than students graduating in high technology degrees. Get a head start as you learn computer programming in Python and JavaScript. Students are required to bring a laptop for this class. The laptop must run either Windows or macOS. iPads, Chromebooks or other tablets that run mobile operating systems cannot be used.

    This program meets daily, weekdays, morning and afternoon. Due to the time commitment involved with this program, no other classes may be taken in conjunction with Computer Programming.

    (Available 2 Week Sessions 1 & 2)
    Web Design Academy

    Websites have redefined how people communicate. People and organizations use websites as their primary tool to share new ideas or sell the next best product to the world. In 2018 alone, online sales increased 15% with consumers spending $517 billion online. This academy will introduce students to basic web design using HTML and CSS. Students will learn how to plan and design effective web pages; implementing web pages by writing HTML and CSS code; enhancing web pages with the use of page layout techniques, text formatting, graphics, images, and multimedia; and producing a functional, multi-page website. Course Objectives: Students will be able to identify and define web design concepts and terminology. Students will be able to employ text formatting, color, graphics, images and multimedia to enhance web pages Students will be able to demonstrate a foundational knowledge of HTML and CSS in the construction of websites. Note: Students must bring a laptop with them to use during this academy.  An iPad or Tablet will not be sufficent.

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  • Community ServiceCommunity Service Academy

    Make a difference in California! Volunteer at UCLA, and around suburban Los Angeles and earn 40-45 of community service hours. Enjoy priceless opportunities working organizations that serve families, schools and the underserved of Los Angeles. Service opportunities in past years have included: restoring the beautiful coastline with “Heal The Bay,” preparing and serving a meal for the families staying at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, help build an edible gardens in local schools with Enrich LA and work with other organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Midnight Mission, LA Food Bank and United Cerebral Palsy. All of these factors add up to a rewarding and worthwhile summer.

    Note: This program meets daily (Monday - Thursday for 3 Weeks, Monday - Friday for 2 Weeks), both morning and afternoon. Due to the time commitment involved with this program, no other courses may be taken in conjunction with the Community Service Academy.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
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  • Culinary ArtsCooking & Baking Academy

    Join us in the kitchen for this delicious hands-on cooking course. Learn side-by-side with professional instructors and experience a taste of a career in the culinary industry or just learn for yourself and friends at home. No experience necessary. Program includes all food and equipment.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Baking

    Join us in the kitchen for this delicious hands-on baking course. Learn side-by-side with professional instructors and experience a taste of a career in the culinary industry or just learn for yourself and friends at home. No experience necessary.

    Course Objectives:

    • Students will familiarize themselves with baking terminology, tool and equipment use, formula conversions, functions of ingredients, and the use of proper flours.
    • Students will learn fundamental baking techniques, such as sieving, folding, piping, leveling, etc.
    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Cooking

    Join us in the kitchen for this delicious hands-on cooking course. Learn side-by-side with professional instructors and experience a taste of a career in the culinary industry or just learn for yourself and friends at home. No experience necessary. 

    Course Objectives:

    • Students will learn fundamental skills such as chopping, slicing, and dicing while learning how to safely use kitchen utensils. 
    • Students will familiarize themselves with different kitchen techniques, such as boiling, poaching, frying, roasting, steaming, etc.
    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
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  • English as a Second LanguageConversation in English for Intermediate & Advanced Students

    This multi-skills course is taught by instructors who have experience teaching high-school ESL students in local Los Angeles schools. The course addresses all language skills – speaking/writing & listening/reading – in a dynamic and informative way. Class activities are designed around cross-cultural themes that universally engage teenagers. This class is not appropriate for basic level students. $295 Supplement

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Writing For International Students

    This course is designed for international students who are proficient in English but need to upgrade their writing skills. This practical writing course enables non-native English speakers to meet the required standard of writing for exams and coursework. International student writers choose words, create sentences, link paragraphs and weave in evidence, all of which are more difficult in an unfamiliar language. With a focus on accuracy, we’ll cover essential academic writing skills (researching, proper referencing and revisions), different writing styles (from CVs and letters to formal essays) and the dangers of paraphrasing & plagiarism. Each stage of writing is demonstrated and practiced, from note-making and planning through to re-writing and proofreading.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
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  • Entertainment and MediaIntroduction to Filmmaking

    Lights! Camera! Action! Intro to Filmmaking is a fun-filled crash course on how to make a fictional film anytime, anywhere. Led by credentialed, UCLA MFA Film Directors, you will learn how to produce, direct and star in your own short films. Pulling from scenes from your favorite movies, you will get experience in all aspects pre-production and filming. At the end of the class you will have the ability to watch the movies you helped to create. $295 Supplement

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Film - Pre and Production Academy

    Los Angeles serves as one of the media capitals of the world serving as a home to numerous institutions like NBC, Warner Bros. Entertainment and the Walt Disney Company. This academy will give students an opportunity to product and film their own short film using professional techniques and principles. This academy will give students the analytical skills and development of critical vocabulary for study of filmmaking as technical, artistic, and cultural phenomenon. Students will explore preproduction concepts such as pitching and selling ideas, script breakdown, storytelling, casting and, budgeting. Students will then get to make their own short movie learning about digital cinematography to get shape their visual storytelling process through exploring concepts in formatting, ratios, lighting, sound, composition and multiple camera shooting. At the end of this course students will have the ability to watch the movies they create. Course Objectives: Students will be able to identify and define film making concepts and terminology. Students will be able to demonstrate a foundation knowledge of the preproduction process in film making. Students will direct their own short film.

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  • Fitness, Sports, and HealthHealthy Lifestyle

    What is a Healthy Lifestyle? How do we learn to manage stress, exercise, eating well and relaxation? This class utilizes certified fitness instructors and nutritionists, as well as guest speakers to create a total mind-body wellness experience. Each week the class will focus on 4 areas: A day of cardio fitness, a day of strength training, a day of mind/body/spirit work and a day of focusing on nutrition for the body & mind.

    • Cardio Fitness- These days will include fitness testing and an aerobic sampler classes like: spinning, swimming, jogging, cardio combat, cardio hip hop, step, or Zumba.
    • Strength Training: Students work with a trainer to create a moderate impact personal weight training program.
    • Mind/body/spirit: Learn about the effects of stress on the body and about the benefits of a stretching and meditation program. Possible classes include yoga, Pilates, meditation and stretching.

    Lecture days: Lecture days will focus primarily on nutrition and how to maintain a healthy and well-balanced diet, as well as dealing with life’s stresses.
    Please note students must come dressed to class every day in workout attire

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Beginning and Intermediate Surfing

    Hang Ten! Take this awesome chance to learn the sport that is synonymous with Southern California. You'll be treated to the local "hot spots" as you learn. Balance, timing, and technique will be the focus of your time in the surf. Class meets 4 times a week for 3 weeks, students will be leaving campus at 7:45 am every morning to go to the beach. $295 Supplement

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
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  • LeadershipUCLA Bruin Leadership Academies

    This program combines leadership and a choice of sport, entertainment, or entrepreneurship into one hands-on, meaningful opportunity where students develop the skills to become strong leaders in the community. All students take one week of Leadership Development and one week of the specific area they choose. 

    LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:

    The Bruin Leaders Project (BLP) is UCLA's nationally renowned campus-sponsored leadership development program. It is a hands-on, seminar-based, leadership development program that strives to make its participants better students, better leaders, and better citizens. The seminars offered cover a wide range of topics, from public speaking to conflict resolution and diversity to communication skills.

    CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

    1. Sport Leadership Week two examines some of the most controversial and influential leaders in sport. This class will examine a variety of topics from ideas of fair play, competitive balance, the role of competition and sports’ role in society. This class will pull from examples of leaders in sport, for example: how the embattled NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell has handled the variety of issues that have confronted the NFL under his leadership including player concussions, domestic violence, Deflategate, Bountygate and Spygate; how FIFA’s reputation has come under fire in recent years during Sepp Blatter’s leadership; how legendary John Wooden became arguably the most successful coach in history while leading UCLA to 10 national championships in basketball in 12 years; and the role that athletes, like Colin Kaepernick, Mohammed Ali and Jackie Robinson share in representing and championing social issues.
    2. Entertainment Industry Leadership Week two examines how industry elites have shaped the role that entertainment and media play in our society. This class will explore: how media moguls like Rupert Murdoch and Ted Turner built their media empires; why Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post; how the Hollywood elite have made decisions on topics like casting, representation of cultural heritage on screen or how to portray difficult political or social realities. 
    3. Technology Leadership Week two explores the role that visionary leadership plays in some of the most successful recent entrepreneur endeavors. Elon Musk changed how we travel with the founding of Tesla. Peter Thiel changed how we participate in online commerce through the creation of PayPal. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs put a computer in every home. Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized how people socialize with his vision of Facebook. This class will examine case studies on some of the most influential entrepreneurs’ strategies, values, risks and ultimately their results.
    4. Social Media Leadership Week two explores the Social Change Model of Leadership which is designed to promote the increase of self-knowledge, and understanding of one’s interests, talents and values; viewing leadership as a process rather than a position. Our Social Media Influencers Academy will explore how today’s internet personalities created and maintained their brands as they rose to prominence, track those individuals’ impacts on society and examine strategies they employee to stay relevant. This academy will examine the different social media platforms that exist, like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch and YouTube to see how people are able develop content that makes them relevant. This course will review celebrities from other areas, like Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande and Tom Holland use the various platforms to continue to expand their brand as well as those influencers, like Huda Kittan, Zach King, Andrew Bachelor, Jake Paul and Lilly Singh who build their brands though the different platforms. This academy will examine the success, failure and scandals that have followed many social media stars while looking at the different metrics and strategies used to navigate this rapidly changing medium. 

    This program meets daily Monday - Friday for 2 Weeks, both morning and afternoon. Due to the time commitment involved with this program, no other classes may be taken in conjunction with the UCLA Bruin Leadership Academy.

    (Available 2 Week Sessions 1 & 2)
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  • MusicMusic Production Studio: Create Your Own Sounds

    Do you have dreams of hearing yourself on the radio or producing the next hit recording artist? Learn how to master and release your own music or collaborate with others using the professional tools at UCLA's Studio 22. Using this state of the art sound and recording digital lab, students will learn the bones of music production and spend time recording and mastering their own tracks. This digital suite studio is equipped with multiple editing and recording stations, mics, amps, keyboards and all you'll need to create your own sounds with Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Adobe Creative Cloud at your fingertips.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
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  • Performing ArtsHip-Hop Dance

    An athletically oriented dance class for those who would like to step up their game on the dance floor. No experience is necessary. Beginning and advanced dancers and choreographers are welcome.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Acting and Auditioning for Film, TV, & Stage Academy

    This full-day intensive acting program is taught in partnership with College to Career Acting (CTCA). Geared towards high school students who are serious about acting, the course develops the skills necessary to make it as a professional in the entertainment business. Each session will include lecture, performance time, and workshop experience with entertainment professionals.

    Master the audition process, perfect your monologue, polish your resume, and learn about professional theater, TV, and film productions. Actors will use scenes and monologues to create a final performance that will be filmed and can be used for reels and an online presence. Guest speakers may include Casting Directors, Television Producers, Movie Directors, and Talent Agents. The 3 week program also features a field trip to an evening performance at the GEFFEN Theater, including a post-show conversation with the actors.

    Created and taught by Wendy Kurtzman, Casting Director with over 35 years of experience, this course will give you everything you need to succeed from College to Career. Wendy is an Emmy-nominated casting director that launched Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon’s careers. She cast the blockbuster “Independence Day.”
    For more information about CTCA, please visit CTCActing.com

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
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  • PsychologyAbnormal Psychology

    In contrast to the Introduction to Psychology class, the class will cover abnormal psychiatric conditions. Examples of behaviors studied include schizophrenia, abnormal fetishes, criminal profiles, and paranoia.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Social Psychology

    Do you ever wonder why the same person can act one way with one group of friends and be totally different with another group? Or why does one TV show, movie or song get so popular? Social psychology examines social context and the way it influences people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can answer those questions. This class will explore a variety of topics including attitudes and persuasion, social influence and group behavior, gender roles, aggression, attributions, prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination, attraction, conformity, obedience, and altruism. Course objectives: Students will be able to identify and define psychological terminology and concepts, specifically as they relate to social psychology. Students will be able to identify and discuss how people think, reason and communicate. Students will be able to analyze and interpret psychological research.

    (Available 3 Week Sessions 1 and 2)
    Criminal Psychology

    This course will examine the different theories of criminal behavior: psychodynamic, biological, genetic, social learning, behavioral, and cognition, developmental and cultural issues in criminal behavior, sociological theories, violence and aggression, sex offenses, and the role of substance abuse. This class will also explore how law enforcement uses profiling techniques to help identify and capture individuals who have broken the law. Course objectives: Students will be able to identify and define psychological terminology and concepts, specifically as they relate to criminal psychology. Students will be able to identify and discuss psychological tendencies as they related to criminal behavior, apprehension and prevention. Students will be able to analyze and interpret psychological research.

    (Available 3 Week Sessions 1 and 2)
    Cognitive Psychology

    In the most basic terms cognition is the action of the brain or mind to understand the world around us and to determine an appropriate action. This course will examine the different definitions and aspects of how people think and reason. Topics will include perception, attention, memory, language, and thought. The relation of cognitive psychology to cognitive science and to neuropsychology is also covered. Course objectives: Students will be able to identify and define psychological terminology and concepts, specifically as they relate to cognitive psychology. Students will be able to identify and discuss how people think, reason and communicate. Students will be able to analyze and interpret psychological research.

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  • SAT/ACT PreparationSAT Fundamentals Course by the Princeton Review with Free ACT Prep

    For over 35 years, our world-class SAT test-taking strategies have helped students get their best score. We know that great scores take work. That's why we design our courses to be efficient, targeted and strategic so you make the most of every minute you spend prepping. Improving your performance on the SAT comes down to one thing: becoming a better test taker. The Princeton Review can teach you how to crack it.
    Instruction:

    • In-class prep with an expert instructor plus 140+ additional lessons
    • Online lessons to help reinforce your in-class prep

    Practice Tests

    • Up to 3 proctored practice tests with detailed online explanations
    • 6 additional practice tests to help sharpen your skills

    Additional Resources
    Access to our new Princeton Review adaptive student portal. You can spend your time studying on your unique areas of focus to help you maximize your score

    • Maximize your score with a custom online lesson plan
    • New Student Portal! - 240 drills, 2,000 online practice questions and 140+ video lessons

    The Princeton Review SAT Preparation with Special Summer Bonuses and Year-Round Follow-Up!
    The world’s best test preparation available this summer continues all year with the following free benefits and courses. During the school year, take advantage of these Princeton Review (TPR) benefits, just a click away:

    • FREE access to our online SAT tools
    • FREE Online Self-Paced ACT Course
    • Access to our best-fit college search program and the extensive admissions/financial resources of PrincetonReview.com

    AND, as part of our Collegewise Advantage, all students enrolled in The Princeton Review course will receive a bonus 30 minutes of consultation time with a Collegewise private admissions counselor, for a total of 60 minutes.

    $595 Supplemental fee includes all books and classroom materials. Students must bring their own TI Calculator.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    ACT Fundamentals Course by the Princeton Review with Free SAT Prep

    ACT Fundamentals Course by the Princeton Review with Free SAT Prep: For over 35 years, our world-class ACT test-taking strategies have helped students get their best score. We know that great scores take work. That's why we design our courses to be efficient, targeted and strategic so you make the most of every minute you spend prepping. Improving your performance on the ACT comes down to one thing: becoming a better test taker. The Princeton Review can teach you how to crack it.
    Instruction:

    • In-class prep with an expert instructor plus 140+ additional lessons
    • Online lessons to help reinforce your in-class prep

    Practice Tests

    • Up to 3 proctored practice tests with detailed online explanations
    • 3 additional practice tests to help sharpen your skills

    Additional Resources

    • Access to our new Princeton Review adaptive student portal. You can spend your time studying on your unique areas of focus to help you maximize your score
    • Maximize your score with a custom online lesson plan
    • New Student Portal! - 140+ video lessons

    The Princeton Review ACT Preparation with Special Summer Bonuses and Year-Round Follow-Up!
    The world’s best test preparation available this summer continues all year with the following free benefits and courses. During the school year, take advantage of these Princeton Review (TPR) benefits, just a click away:

    • FREE access to our online ACT tools
    • FREE Online Self-Paced SAT Course
    • Access to our best-fit college search program and the extensive admissions/financial resources of PrincetonReview.com

    AND, as part of our Collegewise Advantage, all students enrolled in The Princeton Review course will receive a bonus 30 minutes of consultation time with a Collegewise private admissions counselor, for a total of 60 minutes.

    $595 Supplemental fee includes all books and classroom materials. Students must bring their own TI Calculator.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    SAT Ultimate Small Group SAT Tutoring (4 Students Maximum) by The Princeton Review

    This is a hybrid of private tutoring and a classroom course, a tailored offering with a maximum of 4 students per class.
    Instruction

    • Up to 25 hours of live expert instruction plus 140+ additional lessons
    • New! Chat with a Teacher - Three hours of one-to-one personalized on-demand instruction online Practice Tests •Up to 4 proctored practice tests with detailed online explanations
    • 6 additional practice tests to help sharpen your skills Additional Resources •Maximize your score with a custom online lesson plan
    • New Princeton Review Student Portal! 240 drills, 2,000 online practice questions and 140+ video lessons ($1699 supplement - includes all online tools, books and classroom materials) The Princeton Review SAT/ACT Preparation with Special Summer Bonuses and Year-Round Follow-Up!

    The world’s best test preparation available this summer continues all year with the following free benefits and courses. During the school year, take advantage of these Princeton Review (TPR) benefits, just a click away:

    • FREE access to our online SAT (or ACT) tools
    • Access to our best-fit college search program and the extensive admissions/financial resources of PrincetonReview.com.


    AND, as part of our Collegewise Advantage, all students enrolled in The Princeton Review course will receive a bonus 30 minutes of consultation time with a Collegewise private admissions counselor, for a total of 60 minutes.
    $1699 Supplemental fee includes all online tools, books and classroom materials. Students must bring their own TI Calculator.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    ACT Ultimate Small Group ACT Tutoring (4 Students Maximum) by The Princeton Review

    This is a hybrid of private tutoring and a classroom course, a tailored offering with a maximum of 4 students per class.
    Instruction

    • Up to 25 hours of live expert instruction plus 140+ additional lessons 

    Practice Tests

    • Up to 3 scheduled, proctored practice tests with detailed online explanations (Practice tests will be given to the students during the week in the evenings)
    • 7 additional practice tests via your online student portal
    • 8 ACT Subject Tests (English, Math, Reading, and Science)

     Additional Resources

    • Become ultra-familiar with the test over the course of 137 online drills, 1,200+ online practice questions, and 7 online practice tests.
    • Interactive score reports show your areas for improvement so you’ll be able to efficiently work towards your goals.
    • The Recommendation Engine makes your prep focused and productive. The Princeton Review’s exclusive technology caters to your needs by analyzing your performance on drills and practice tests and prescribing the next steps to score improvement. Your prep will be more focused and fruitful than ever before.

     
    The Princeton Review ACT Preparation with Special Summer Bonuses and Year-Round Follow-Up!
    The world’s best test preparation available this summer continues all year with the following free benefits and courses. During the school year, take advantage of these Princeton Review (TPR) benefits, just a click away:

    • FREE access to our online ACT tools
    • Access to our best-fit college search program and the extensive admissions/financial resources of PrincetonReview.com

    AND, as part of our Collegewise Advantage, all students enrolled in The Princeton Review course will receive a bonus 30 minutes of consultation time with a Collegewise private admissions counselor, for a total of 60 minutes.

    $1699 Supplemental fee includes all online tools, books and classroom materials.

    Important Notes:

    • This course is nonrefundable after May 1st.
    • A minimum of 3 total students must be enrolled, otherwise this course will be canceled.
    • Students must bring their own TI Calculator.
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  • ScreenwritingScreenwriting for Film and TV Academy

    Why not try your hand at becoming the next great screenwriter? This intensive program will teach you the important concepts of screenwriting: structure, formatting, character development, plot and subplot, arc and dialogue. Workshop sessions will focus on the elements of writing scripts that film and/or television studios will love. Professionally written successful (and unsuccessful) scripts will be dissected. Have your work critiqued by, and brainstorm with professional Hollywood producers, screenwriters and fellow students as you create a screenplay draft by the end of the session. The program is coordinated by a former writer for the Walt Disney Co., a graduate of the UCLA School for Theater, Film & Television, and author of 2 screenplays currently under development with major Hollywood Studios.

    Field trips to film and television studios and in-class screenings are an integral part of the program. These screenings, depicting traditional three-act structure will be used to analyze and provide a better understanding of how a script is crafted, created and assembled. Write your way to self-discovery (and perhaps a little fame) in this intensive hands on program. Please note some R rated films will be shown.

    Note: This program meets daily (Monday - Thursday for 3 Weeks, Monday - Friday for 2 Weeks), both morning and afternoon. Due to the time commitment involved with this program, no other courses may be taken in conjunction with the Screenwriting Academy.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
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  • Skill BuildingSkills for Academic Success in College

    Looking to improve your academic organization, critical thinking, time management, concentration, note and test taking skills? This class is designed to help prepare interested students for greater academic and personal success. Study topics include goal setting and motivation, using academic resources appropriately, tricks for improving memory/study skills. * Please note – this class is not intended as a study or practice of the English language.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Public Speaking and Debate

    Develop critical thinking and public speaking skills through presentations, speeches, and academic debates. This course will explore what it means to speak well publically, and will provide students with tools to become a clear, creative, concise and confident communicator. This class also focuses on the finer points of public speaking: how to critically form and support an opinion, and speech writing techniques. * Please note – this class is not intended as a study or practice of the English language.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
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  • STEM3D Printing

    This hands course provides the opportunity for students to explore the perfect intersection of technology and creative design. Learn how to turn your unique idea into design reality. Individual and group projects provide students with opportunities to explore circuit and design prototyping, coding and physical computing, modeling, and design software, 3D printing and scanning, fabrication, laser cutting, and etching. Prototype, refine, and bring your ideas to life in one of UCLA's new Maker Space Labs. Note: Students are eligible for a FREE three-year license of Fusion 360, a 3D modeling program. Course Objectives: Students will be able to identify and define design and printing terminology and concepts. Students will be able to demonstrate proper techniques to produce physical models. Students will be able to analyze different designs to refine and perfect finished models.

    (Available 3 Week Session 1 and 2)
    Robotics

    This course will introduce students to the basics of modeling, design, planning, and control of robot systems. Topics include planar and spatial kinematics, motion planning, mechanism design for manipulators and mobile robots, multi-rigid-body dynamics, control design, actuators, and sensors, task modeling, human-machine interface, and embedded software. Students will explore these topics through demonstration and construction of small robots. Course Objectives Students will be able to identify and define robotic terminology and concepts. Students will be able to assemble and program robots. Students will be able to analyze different applications for robotics in a variety of industries.

    (Available 3 Week Sessions 1 and 2)
    Cyber Security

    This class will explore the challenges that the world faces in protecting data and systems in the modern information age. This class will examine threat actors and their motivations, the types of controls to confront and manage different threat actors, the legal environment around cyber security, the power and nature of social engineered cyber-attacks, cryptographic principles, basics of computer networks, and the differences and interactions among international agencies in their approach to cyber security. Course Objectives: Students will be able to identify and define cyber security terminology and concepts. Students will be able identify and assess different levels of cyber threats. Students will be able to develop a variety of responses to possible cyber-attacks.

    (Available 3 Week Sessions 1 and 2)
    Artificial Intelligence

    Curious about what is science fiction and what is possible when examining the boundaries and possibilities of Artificial Intelligence? This class will examine the design of intelligent agents, specifically focusing on the fundamental problem-solving and knowledge-representation models that drive our understanding of artificial intelligence. Topics will include search, game playing, knowledge representation, inference, planning, reasoning under uncertainty, machine learning, perception, and language understanding. Course Objectives: Students will be able to identify and define artificial intelligence terminology and concepts. Students will be able to discuss the different approaches and controversies surrounding the development of artificial intelligence.

    (Available 3 Week Sessions 1 and 2)
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  • Visual Arts/Design & FashionDigital Photography & Computer Enhancement

    This course is designed to give students the skills necessary to use a digital SLR, how to frame and shoot like a pro and how your through editing and manipulating your images. All students must have a 35mm digital camera (not a camera phone) on the first day of class.

    REQUIRED:

    • Any digital 35mm camera with manual control where you can control the f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO will work.
    • Two memory cards at least 2GB or greater.
    • All connection cables enabling you to download your images onto a computer or an external card reader.
    • Camera battery charger.
    • Laptop with the following requirements oIntel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.5 or later, or PC with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8; Multicore processor; 2 GB RAM; 1024x768 display and 5 GB of free disk space./li>

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:

    • Backup or rechargeable battery for the camera.
    • Owner's manual for the camera
    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
    Fashion Design

    Would you like to be the next Michael Kors, Vera Wang or Marc Jacobs? This class will help you develop your own designs with lessons in drawing, proportion and garment construction, while also exploring the world of fashion and fashion history. Hands on projects enhance a robust curriculum, however, you do not need to be an artist or skilled sewer to take this class, as this class will teach you how to use the proper equipment and develop skills in design and creation.

    Note: Students can pair this course with the Business of Fashion to make an Academy.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
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  • WritingEssay Writing Workshop

    Improve your writing skills and learn how to write better essays. This class offers practical exercises to guide your writing from conception through final drafts. Included is paragraph and essay writing, grammar, spelling, and punctuation review. This course is designed to strengthen your writing skills for college preparation. * Students must have a proficiency in English as this class in not intended as a study or practice of the English language.

    (Available 3 Week and 2 Week Session 2)
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