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  • 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 and 2 week sessions)
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  • AnthropologyAnthropology 9 / Culture and Society Introduction to study of culture and society in comparative perspective. Examples from societies around the world to illustrate basic principles of formation, structure, and distribution of human institutions. Of special concern is the contribution and knowledge that cultural diversity makes toward understanding the problems of the modern world. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • ArtMixed Media Art

    We 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 express themselves through two-dimensional projects involving drawing, painting, collage assemblage, and other media techniques. The class will also study established mixed-media artists. $30 supplemental fee.

    (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 2 )
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  • AstronomyAstronomy 5/ Life in Universe: Life on Earth and prospects for life elsewhere in context of evolution of universe from simple to complex. Course material primarily from astronomy and biology but includes some chemistry, geology, and physics. Selected topics treated in some depth, but with little or no formal mathematics. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • Biology + ChemistryChemistry 20A/ Chemical Structure

    First term of general chemistry. Survey of chemical processes, quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular structure and bonding, and molecular spectroscopy. Preparation: high school chemistry or equivalent background and three and one-half years of high school mathematics, including calculus. Recommended: high school physics. Limited registration.

    (Available 6 week session for college credit)
    Chemistry 14A/Atomic and Molecular Structure, Equilibria, Acids and Bases Introduction to physical and general chemistry principles; atomic structure based on quantum mechanics; atomic properties; trends in periodic table; chemical bonding (Lewis structures, VSEPR theory, hybridization, and molecular orbital theory); gaseous and aqueous equilibria; properties of inorganic and organic acids, bases, buffers; titrations. Preparation: high school chemistry or equivalent background and three and one-half years of high school mathematics, including calculus. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • 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. $599 Supplemental Fee Read the full detailed description on this course.

    • 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.

    Read the full academy description.

    (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 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. $599 Supplemental Fee Read the full academy description.

    (Available 3 week session 1 )
    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. $399 supplement Read the full academy description.

    (Available 2 week session)
    Crime Scene Investigation - CSI Los Angeles When a crime occurs, investigators gather evidence to use later in determining who was responsible and when it happened. Procedures must be followed to use the evidence later to convict the perpetrator. If the scene is not carefully documented, it can lead to the evidence obtained being inadmissible in court proceedings. This class introduces students to the principles behind gathering, preserving and investigating evidence using the scientific method. They will examine the techniques professionals use to collect and preserve evidence from crime scenes. They will also learn about crime scene management, diagramming and sketching, photography, fingerprint, trace, physiological, accident and blood spatter forensics among others. (Available 6, 5, & 3 weeks sessions)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 6, 5, & 3 weeks sessions)Principles of 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 6, 5, & 3 week sessions)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 6, 5, & 3 week sessions)Foundations of Sports Business

    This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of the principles, processes, and strategies related to the business side of sports and entertainment. The class provides an overview of the multiple and diverse roles of a manager and teaches fundamental principles associated with planning, organization, supervision, promotion, and evaluation of various types of sports-related programs. It will also cover concepts of financial management, planning, budgeting, and sports management as it pertains to law and ethics. There are several mandatory out-of-class field trips to arenas, stadiums, and professional athletic events. Past field trips have included, the ESPY Awards, tours of the Home Depot Center, Dodger Stadium, and various UCLA Athletic facilities. $295 Supplement (5 and 6 Weeks); $195 (3 Weeks: Sessions 1 and 2) 

    (Available 6, 5, & 3 week sessions)
    Entertainment Business Ever wonder about the money behind the magic of your favorite stars? Want to know what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry? This course covers the business side of the entertainment world, touching on the basics of entertainment business and law and most importantly how to meet and mingle with entertainment professionals. Topics may include copyright laws, manager/agent roles and fees, types of contracts, how to develop a marketing plan, networking and more. (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 2)Hospitality & Tourism Management What types of clients are you looking to attract to a concert, restaurant, and sporting or entertainment event? What factors contribute to the growth of hospitality and tourism? What are the elements that go into managing a successful hotel/golf course/day spa/concert? Students will explore and answer these types of questions, and learn management principles like marketing, organizational behavior, event management, and more within the setting of the hospitality & tourism industry. (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 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 sessions 1 & 2 )Business of Video Games Do you want to learn the business behind video games? Curious how games get funded, designed, developed and marketed? This course covers the ins and outs of the rapidly growing industry expected to make over 111 billion dollars in 2015. Topics may include crowd sourcing, marketing, development, eSports, organizational structure and more. (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 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. (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 2 )Top
  • 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 3 week session 1 & 2 week session)
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  • Communication SciencesCommunications 10/Introduction to Communication Studies An introduction to the fields of mass communication and interpersonal communication. Study of modes, media, and effects of mass communication, interpersonal processes, and communication theory. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Communications 1/ Principles of Oral Communication Examination of foundations of communication and public speaking. Consideration of number of basic theories related to study of communication and development of skills to enable composition and delivery of speeches in accordance with specific rhetorical concepts. Improvement of ability to analyze, organize, and critically think about communicative messages while becoming better equipped to articulate ideas. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Communications 1A/Public Speaking for Non-Native Speakers Designed for nonnative speakers of English to increase fluency and vocabulary while improving presentation skills, language usage, reasoning, style, and delivery. Conversation and pronunciation practice. Focus on theory and practice of public speaking, including selection of content, organization of ideas, language, and delivery. Practice in extemporaneous and manuscript speaking. Critical analysis of speeches in both contemporary and historical settings. Special emphasis on group discussions, evaluations, practice of both public and private speaking skills. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • 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.

    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 session)
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  • DiscoveryWorks Community ServiceDiscoveryWorks Community Service 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) morning and afternoon in and around West L.A. Due to the time commitment involved with this program, no other classes may be taken in conjunction with DiscoveryWorks. (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 2 )
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  • Earth + Space ScienceE&S Sci 9/ Solar System & Planets Properties of sun, planets, asteroids, and comets. Astronomical observations relevant to understanding the solar system and its origin. Dynamical problems, including examination of fallacious hypotheses. Meteoritic evidence regarding earliest history of the solar system. Chemical models of solar nebula. Space exploration and its planning. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • English as a Second Language/TOEFLiBT TOEFL Preparation

    This practical course familiarizes advanced non-native US college-bound teens with the iBT TOEFL test, specifically the various sections of the test. On the first day of class, an assessment will be done, and students will be divided into groups based on their language level. This course is primarily for advanced students, and some intermediate students can be accommodated. This is not an appropriate course for basic students. The iBT TOEFL text is required and costs approximately $75. Students also have the option to purchase audio scripts with an answers key for approximately $70. This class does not include taking the official iBT TOEFL test. Students are required to bring a laptop for this class. Supplement $295 

    (Available 6, 5 & 3 week sessions)
    Conversation 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 6, 5, & 3 week sessions)Academic 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 weeks sessions 1 & 2)Top
  • Entertainment and MediaThe Evolution of Business in Film and Television The late 20th century is regarded as the “Last Golden Age of American Cinema”. It saw the dawn of the blockbuster film through the rise of reality television, and every major trend in between. This class will explore the impact that Hollywood’s business decisions have had on consumer experience of film and television. Examine the major artistic movements and tactical advances of the entertainment industry. Learn how generations of creative talent have evolved to the ever-changing demands of producers and studio executives, working in an effort to meet consumer expectation. Topics may include the blockbuster phenomenon, the prime time soap opera, the rise of independent cinema, and the power of reality TV. Past field trips have included a tour of Sony Studios and a visit to the UCLA Film & TV Archives. (Available 5 & 6 week sessions)Introduction 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 6, 5, & 3 week sessions)Hollywood Insider Academy Are you obsessed with Extra, TMZ, Access Hollywood, and The Insider? If so, this course instructs you in finding and reporting headline stories in the entertainment capital of the world! Learn the difference between “hard news” and “soft news infotainment.” Write articles and interviews for a class newspaper or blog as you keep on top of entertainment news.

    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 Hollywood Insider Academy. (Available 2 week session)
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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 6, 5, & 3 week sessions)
    High Intensity Interval Training Designed for individuals who are interested in serious training, utilizing a number of cross-training activities including step aerobics, fitness machines, outdoor workouts, and weight training. Weight training includes work with Nautilus, Cybex, and free weights. Three workouts and one classroom lecture per week focusing on exercise, nutrition, sports injuries, and the place of sports in society. (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 2 )Tennis Intensive - Group Lessons This course is designed for advanced tennis players who are serious about the game. Students should be competitive and play on varsity or club teams. This 2 hour program will focus on conditioning, court drills, strategy, and match play. Tryouts will determine proper ability placement.

    Note: This class must have a minimum of 8 students to run, therefore is subject to cancellation (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 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 sessions 1 & 2 )Intensive Strength Training and Conditioning Designed for the high school athlete, or those currently in a resistance training program, this course will build upon your knowledge of safe and correct techniques of resistance training and conditioning. Using a variety of exercises, equipment, and facilities, this is the perfect class to get you to your next level of fitness. Lectures will focus on components of exercise, nutrition, sports injuries and the place of sports and fitness in society. (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 2)Top
  • Gender StudiesGender Studies 10/Introduction to Gender Studies Introduction to key concepts in study of sex and gender. Exploration of topics such as gender socialization, body image, sexualities, masculinities, and women's subordination. Special emphasis on interaction of gender with other identity markers such as race, nation, ethnicity, sexuality, class, and other differences (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • GeographyGeography 2/ Biodiversity in Changing World Biogeographic exploration of plant and animal diversity and conservation issues on continents and islands around world. Study of physical, biotic, and human factors responsible for evolution, persistence, and extinction of species and ecological communities. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • LeadershipUCLA Bruin Leadership Academy

    : This program combines leadership and a choice of entrepreneurship, sport, or service into one hands-on, meaningful opportunity where students develop the skills to become strong leaders in the community.

    Week one: Bruin Leadership 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.

    Week two: Choose one of the following 1. Leadership through Service Week two gives you the opportunity to make a difference in your community. This class will explore the importance of leadership in service. Earn up to 14 hours of community service as you learn how to successfully transition theories of leadership in to actions that can redefine the lives of those around you. Service opportunities may include preparing and serving a meal for the families staying at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, helping to build edible gardens in local schools with Enrich LA or work with other organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Midnight Mission, LA Food Bank or United Cerebral Palsy.

    2. Entrepreneurship 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.

    3. Entertainment and Media 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.

    4. Medical/Health Care Leadership Week two looks to explore how policy makers and health care executives make decisions regarding some key and controversial topics. This course will seek to explore ethical implications on topics such as scientific research on human and animal subjects, cost and access to health care, technological innovation, abortion and euthanasia.

    5. 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.

    This program meets daily, weekdays, both morning and afternoon. You will receive a “Certificate of Completion” at the end of the program. Due to the time commitment involved, no other classes may be taken in conjunction with the UCLA Bruin Leadership program.

    (Available 2 week sessions)
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  • Life SciencesLife Sciences 1/ Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity Introduction to principles and mechanisms of evolution by natural selection; population, behavioral, community ecology; and biodiversity, including major taxa and their evolutionary, ecological, and physiological relationships. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • LinguisticsLinguistics 20/ Introduction to Linguistics

    Introduction to theory and methods of linguistics: universal properties of human language; phonetic, phonological, morphological syntactic and semantic structures and analysis; nature and form of grammar.

    (Available 6 week session for college credit)
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  • MathematicsPrecalculus Preparation: three years of high school mathematics. Requisite: Students may need to successfully complete a Mathematics Diagnostic Test. Function concept. Linear and polynomial functions and their graphs, applications to optimization. Inverse, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Trigonometric functions. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • MusicMusic 80A/ Beginning Keyboard Simple keyboard skills together with basic aspects of music theory and its practical application to keyboard: sight-reading, tonality, chords, scales, cadences, simple compositions, and improvisations. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Music 80F/ Beginning Guitar Introduction to guitar techniques, accompanying, arranging for the instrument; coverage of note reading and tablature (Available 6 week session for college credit)Music 80V/ Vocal Techniques-Beginners Voice instructions for singers at beginning to intermediate level. Exploration of fundamentals of vocal technique, including overview of basics of proper breath control, resonance, care of voice, diction, interpretation. Beginning vocal repertoire used as vehicle for understanding these concepts. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Music 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 sessions 1 & 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 sessions 1 & 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 session 1 & 2 week session)
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  • PhilosophyPhilosophy 22/ Introduction to Ethical Theory Systematic introduction to ethical theory, including discussion of egoism, utilitarianism, justice, responsibility, meaning of ethical terms, relativism, etc (Available 6 week session for college credit)Philosophy 7/ Introduction to Philosophy of Mind Introductory study of philosophical issues about nature of the mind and its relation to the body, including materialism, functionalism, behaviorism, determinism and free will, nature of psychological knowledge. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • PhysicsPhysics 10/ Physics Topics include planetary motion, Newton's laws, gravitation, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, light, sound, heat, relativity, quantum mechanics, atoms and subatomic particles. Limited enrollment. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • Political SciencePolitical Science 10/ Introduction to Political Theory An exposition and analysis of selected political theorists and concepts. Course will examine the writings of Plato, considered to be the first true political scientist, and continue throughout history to the present day. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Political Science 40/ Introduction to American Politics The basic institutions and processes of democratic politics. A treatment of themes such as constitutionalism, representation, and leadership with particular emphasis on the American case. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Political Science 20/ World Politics Introduction to problems of world politics. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • PsychologyIntroduction to Psychology Introduction to the practical applications of contemporary psychology research findings, including learning and cognitive processes, human development and personality. Students will receive brief introductions to many subfields within psychology, including social, clinical, biological, and developmental psychology. Past lectures and discussion topics: stages of development across a lifespan, theories of intelligence, observational learning, bystander effect, Freud’s Theory of Personality, and more. (Available 6, 5, & 3 weeks sessions)Abnormal 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 sessions 1 & 2)Psychology 10/ Introduction to Psychology: This course provides a broad survey of topics within the field of psychology, including conditioning, human information processing, human development, perception, personality, and abnormal psychology. Lectures, films, and experiments are the modes of instruction. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Psychology 15/ Introduction to Psychobiology A survey of genetic, evolutionary, physiological, pharmacological, and experimental factors affecting behavior. Using the comparative approach where appropriate, emphasis on the relevance of biological mechanisms to an understanding of humans and their interaction with their environment (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • 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 •Four weeks (or five or six) 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 ( Practice tests will be given to the students during the week in the evenings) •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 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. $695 Supplemental fee includes all online tools, books and classroom materials. Students must bring their own TI Calculator. (Available 5 & 6 week sessions)SAT 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 sessions 1 & 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 sessions 1 & 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 6, 5, & 3 week sessions)
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  • Screenwriting for Film and TV AcademyScreenwriting 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 3 week program meets daily (Monday-Thursday) both morning and afternoon, with a short break for lunch. Due to the time commitment involved, no other courses may be taken in conjunction with the Intensive Screenwriting for Film and TV Program. (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 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 sessions 1 & 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 sessions 1 & 2 )Top
  • SociologySociology 1/ Introduction to Sociology Survey of the characteristics of social life, the processes of social interaction, and the tools of sociological investigation. Topics include the relation of the individual to society, social inequality based on age, gender, ethnicity, and class, social change, social movements, and revolution. Learn about American society in relation to the rest of the world. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • Statistical ReasoningStatistical Reasoning 10/ Introduction to Statistical Reasoning Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, random variables, binomial and normal distributions. Large and small sample inference concerning means. Preparation: three years of high school mathematics. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • STEMSTEM/Maker Space Design Creativity

    This hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) course provides students the opportunity to explore the perfect intersection of technology and creative design. Learn how to turn your unique idea into a 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 and much more. Prototype, refine, and bring your ideas to life in one of UCLA's new Maker Space Labs.

    (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 2)
    STEM/Maker Space Design Creativity Academy

    This hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Academy provides students the opportunity to explore the perfect intersection of technology and creative design. Learn how to turn your unique idea into a 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 and much more. Spend your morning in one of UCLA's new Maker Space Labs prototyping, refining, and bringing your ideas to life. Afternoons include lecture, guest speakers including field experts, out of classroom trips and more.

    You will be lead through a series of design challenges aimed at learning the capabilities of 3D technologies and be able to let you imagination run wild while you create your own design. Enjoy the autonomy to design, build, test, and interact with your creations.

    (Available 2 week session)
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  • TheaterTheater 20/ Acting Fundamentals An introduction to the interpretation of drama through the art of the actor. Development of individual insights, skills and disciplines in the presentation of dramatic material to an audience. Limited registration. (Available 6 week session for college credit)Top
  • 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 sessions 1 & 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. (Available 3 weeks sessions 1 & 2)Fashion Academy Break into the world of fashion. Discover what it means to develop amateur sketches into recurring trends with this program. Gain skills for design basics and learn about the industry strategies that support some of the top leaders in fashion by taking the following two courses as a full-day intensive academy:

    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.

    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. (Available 3 week sessions 1 & 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 sessions 1 & 2 )Top
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