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  1. 1. Majors in the Arts Sansanee and Mandy UCLA Summer Orientation 2013
  2. 2. What to Expect About the Major/Minor Typical Fall Quarter & Courses So What? (Realistic Opportunities: Careers/Internships/Post Grad How to Apply/Switch In the Meantime Contact Information Exhibition, Performance, and Research Opportunities Questions
  3. 3. The School of the Arts and Architecture The School of Theater, Film and Television Architecture and Urban Design Art Dance Design/Media Arts (DESMA) Ethnomusicology Music World Arts and Cultures (WAC) Theater Film, TV & Digital Media
  4. 4. School of the Arts and Architecture
  5. 5. B.A. in Architectural Studies Considered one of the most progressive and advanced programs in the country, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design is a leading player on the international stage of contemporary architecture. Students are taught by a world-renowned faculty from established Pritzker Prize winners to the upstarts of tomorrow, using the most creative and cutting-edge advanced approaches to design, technology and architecture. Variations: Design, Critical Studies, and Technology
  6. 6. Typical Fall Quarter ARCH&UD30 ARCH&UD141 One course from: GE, WI, WII, QR, FL, upper division Non-major course, diversity requirement course or minor.
  7. 7. Typical Architecture Class ARCH&UD30: Introduction to Architectural Studies Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour; outside study 11 hours Exploration of role of built environment in social, cultural, and political life: how buildings are constructed, what they mean, effects they have on world, and ways they imagine new futures and shape private and public life. ARCH&UD141: Technology I: Projections Laboratory, 4 hours; outside study 11 hours Limited to Architectural Studies majors. Introduction to techniques of spatial representation as they relate to architectural design. How to communicate using two- and three-dimensional drawing and modeling.
  8. 8. So What? Post-graduate options: Master of Architecture I (M.Arch.I) Master of Architecture I/MA in Urban Planning Master of Architecture II (M.Arch.II) Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees Note: Arch. does not provide a license. Research opportunities available: CityLaB, Experiential Technologies Center, Now Institute and student projects: Research studio, Advance topic studies, Core studio, Technology seminar
  9. 9. Application for Architecture • Continuing students (First Years) apply the Winter Quarter of their Sophomore Year • Highly recommended that they complete all GEs before entering the program and the Architecture prep classes (open to non-majors). • They must have a 3.0 GPA min. and no less than a “B” in the Architecture classes. • Application: Change of major form and Supplementary application (questionnaire, statement of intent, 3-6 images of creative work) • Highly Competitive so students need a back-up major.
  10. 10. In The Meantime… • FINISH GEs • Take Architecture 10A, 10B and/or 30 (one of these classes can satisfy a Visual and Performing Arts Analysis GE) • Join Clubs! o Global Architecture Brigades o Hammer Museum
  11. 11. B.A. in Art • A professional art training that provides students with a broad to the arts and encourages new fields of investigation. • Through the program, students can discover the best way - painting, video, photography, sculpture, ceramics, etc. - to express their ideas. • Attracts gifted and motivated students who thrive in an environment that encourages autonomy. • Variations: Ceramics, Photography, New Genres, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture
  12. 12. Typical Fall Quarter Freshman: One beginning studio course, one course from Art History or Art 31A (Modernism) and one course from GE, University Requirements or School Requirements. Note: Art History 57 can double for GE and major requirement. Transfers: - One beginning studio course, one advanced studio course and one course from Art History or Art 31A or one upper division non-major course. - One studio course (beginning or advanced), one course from Art History or Art 31A and one prep course for minor (e.g. Art&Arc M102 for VAPAE).
  13. 13. Typical Art Class Art 11A: Painting Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. (4.0 units) Basics of painting: introduction to technical procedures, tools, and materials. Discussion of fundamental conceptual and formal concerns. Art 31A: Modernism Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; field trips, three hours. Impact of modernist thought on art and society from mid-19th through early-20th centuries. Exploration of origins, development, theory, and practice of modernism in Europe and U.S.
  14. 14. So What? Post-graduate options: Master of Fine Arts, Artist, Art critic, Curator, Art collector, Museum, Gallery, Art professor, Art Educator Research opportunities: Art & Global Health Center @UCLA, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Hammer Museum. Exhibition and Internship opportunities: Little Gallery, New Wright Gallery, Senior Show, Museum Internship (The Getty, LACMA, Santa Monica, etc.)
  15. 15. Application for Art • Apply after first quarter, but the sooner a student applies, the better. • Directly contact the department to switch into the major. Admission depends on space in the class, but admissions is willing to look at everyone: decisions are made on a case by case basis. • Must be able to complete the major and still graduate in 4 years. • Submit a portfolio (contact department for details)
  16. 16. In The Meantime… • Take GEs (no more than 2 sciences) • Work on your portfolio • GET INVOLVED: • Art Classes? If there are spots in lower division studios, students are welcome to try to get into the class and get a PTE number from the instructor. • Internships at the Hammer and Fowler Museums • Art History Undergraduate Student Association
  17. 17. B.A. in Design | Media Arts (DESMA)• DMA offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to media creation that fosters individual exploration and innovative thinking. • DMA is committed to educating conscientious creators by emphasizing artistic production within the context of history and theory. • The core curriculum is augmented by series of lectures, workshops and other events. • Variations in the major: Interactivity and Games, Video and Animation and Visual Communication and Image
  18. 18. Typical Fall Quarter One studio course One lecture course from major One course from University requirements, school requirements or minor.
  19. 19. Typical DESMA Class DESMA 10: Design Culture Lecture, three hours; outside study, 12 hours. (5.0 units) Open to non-majors. Understanding design process, with emphasis on development of visual language; study of historic, scientific, technological, economic, and cultural factors influencing design in physical environment. DESMA 28: Interactivity Studio, six hours; outside study, six hours. (4.0 units) Introduction to concept of interactivity and field of media art that follows history of computer as media for artistic exploration in relation to print, animation, and interactivity. Discussion and readings on four themes -- form/programming, motion, interactivity/programming, and interface.
  20. 20. So What? Post-graduate options: Master of Fine Arts, Video game artist, Commercial Artist, Professor, Media designer, Video editor, etc. Research opportunities: Art | Sci Center , Grunwald Center Collection for the Graphic Arts, UCLA GAME LAB, The DMA Labs support website , The Media Arts Research Space (MARS), Professor Erkki Huhtamo.
  21. 21. Application for Design|Media Arts • Must apply; contact the department. • Must also submit a portfolio. (Different than Art) In the meantime... • Take GEs • Work on portfolio • Get involved: o Daily Bruin/Marketing o Graphics/Marketing for other student organizations o Bruin Marketing
  22. 22. B.A. in Music • Strong focus on the musical traditions of Europe and the international and American musical styles of the last century, • Integrates the superb academic features of a major research university with intensive artistic study. • Variations: Performance, Composition, Music Education
  23. 23. Typical Fall Quarter Music M10A Music Theory 20A Private Lessons: Music 60A-65 Large Performance Ensemble: Music 90A-90R Writing I or other GE course
  24. 24. Typical Music Class Music M10A: Introduction to Music: History, Culture, Creativity Lecture, two hours; laboratory, four hours. Preparation: placement examination. (4.0 units) Introduction to study of music from three complimentary perspectives: its history, relation to culture, and creative structuring. Compositional exercises, production of short compositions, and short papers dealing with historical and cultural issues required. Music 60A-65: Private Lessons Studio, one hour. (2.0 units) Limited to Music majors (all freshman/sophomore majors, and junior/senior majors not in performance specialization). Individual instruction.
  25. 25. B.A. in Ethnomusicology • Provides students with a wide-ranging liberal arts education in music. • Comprehensive knowledge of music cultures of the world • Understanding of the interrelationship of music, society, and culture • Grounding in the basics of Western music theory and musicianship • The experience of playing in one or several musical ensembles from various traditions around the world. • Variations: Jazz Studies and World Music
  26. 26. Typical Fall Quarter Jazz Studies Major: Ethno M7A, Music theory 20A, Ethno 71: Private Lessons, Ethno 91T: Jazz Ensemble, Ethno 177: Jazz Combo, Writing I or other GE course. World Music: Ethno M7A, Music Theory 20A, Ethno 91 E/ 91Z: World Music Ensemble, Writing I or other GE course.
  27. 27. Typical Ethno Class Ethno M7A Lectures from musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and composers/theorists combined with small sections in which students develop wide range of musicianship skills. Organized around broad ideas (performance, simultaneity, time, place, and more) where creative and cultural implications are explored through analysis and discussion of broad repertoire of musical works spanning historical eras and global cultures.
  28. 28. So What? Post-graduate options: MA/MM/DMA/PhD Musician, Composer, Conductor, Singer, Teacher, Scholar, Director World Music: Students in the world music concentration may, through elective courses, prepare for a variety of career goals, including the study of ethnomusicology in graduate school, composing and performing music, working in the music industry, serving society in the nonprofit sector, or becoming a K-12 music teacher. Jazz Studies: Jazz Performer, Composer, Teaching, Arranging, Film scoring and Research
  29. 29. Application for Music & Ethnomusicology Contact the department. The sooner the better: case by case basis for admission Must audition. Competitive
  30. 30. In The Meantime… • Audition for Music ensembles (Music 91A-92Z, 2 units each), take GEs, prepare your audition. • Practice music on campus: Join a band, help a student theater company when they need musicians, get involved with Center for Arts and Performance...
  31. 31. B.A. in World Arts & Cultures• Highlights culture and representation as key perspectives for understanding creativity in local and global arenas. • Three areas of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary study are available: arts activism, critical ethnographies, and visual cultures. • Range of practices, including ethnography, activism, visual and related expressive arts, documentary and short films, museum and curatorial studies, performance, and other creative perspectives and methods. • Courses combine theory and practice and are grounded in culturally diverse artistic expressions.
  32. 32. Typical Fall Quarter Writing I GE GE Wac 1
  33. 33. Typical WAC Class WAC 1 Lecture Three hours; discussion, one hour Survey of concepts and theories involved in intercultural, interdisciplinary study of art, aesthetics, and performance. Examination of interactions among various modes of creative expression, role of style in daily life, performative representation of cultural identity and difference, and interaction of diverse artistic traditions. Letter grading.
  34. 34. Application for WAC • Again, contact department • No audition or portfolio, but there is an interview
  35. 35. In The Meantime… • Take GEs • Get involved in arts activism: Internships at the Hammer Museum or the Fowler Museum • Art History Undergraduate Student Association • Any Arts activist student organization on campus
  36. 36. B.A. in Dance • Highlights culture and representation as key perspectives for understanding creativity in local and global arenas. • Three areas of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary study are available: arts activism, critical ethnographies, and visual cultures. • Range of practices, including ethnography, activism, visual and related expressive arts, documentary and short films, museum and curatorial studies, performance, and other creative perspectives and methods. • Courses combine theory and practice and are grounded in culturally diverse artistic expressions.
  37. 37. Typical Fall Quarter FY must take courses = GE, Dance 1 , Technique Either = Dance16, another technique
  38. 38. Typical Dance Class Dance 1 Global Perspectives on Dance. Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of practices of choreography, improvisation, and technique in different cultural settings and historical eras. By framing process of analysis within array of historical periods and cultural settings, development of capacity to engage with dance as lived social and artistic practice while refining critical seeing, thinking, and writing skills.
  39. 39. In The Meantime… • Try to get into beginning dance classes; open to all majors after second pass. • For intermediate and advanced courses: go the first day and see if the professor will give you a PTE number • Join Dance groups on campus!
  40. 40. Application for WAC/Dance • Apply after first quarter (ASAP) • Student must directly contact the department to switch into the major, decisions are made on a case by case basis. • A Dance audition is required.
  41. 41. Contact Information Department of World Arts and Cultures (WAC) / Dance http://www.wac.ucla.edu/ Hayley Safonov 148D Kaufman Hall hsafonov@arts.ucla.edu
  42. 42. Minor In VAPAE • Highlights culture and representation as key perspectives for understanding creativity in local and global arenas. • Three areas of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary study are available: arts activism, critical ethnographies, and visual cultures. • Range of practices, including ethnography, activism, visual and related expressive arts, documentary and short films, museum and curatorial studies, performance, and other creative perspectives and methods. • Courses combine theory and practice and are grounded in culturally diverse artistic expressions.
  43. 43. The School of Theater, Film and Television Theater (Major & Minor) Film, Television and Digital Media (Major & Minor)
  44. 44. B.A. in Theater The program is designed to insure that students graduate with a sound humanistic and experiential base for further pursuits in education and in life beyond the university. The comprehensive program in theater combines a critical study of theater with experiential practice in one or more of its component parts. Students explore the various areas of theater to build a foundation for future creative work.
  45. 45. Typical Fall Quarter Tai Chi Theater 12 Introduction to Performance Theater 13 Play Reading and Analysis Theater 14a Scenic Design Ballet (optional)
  46. 46. Typical Theater Class Theater 12 Introduction to Performance Lecture, two hours; studio, four hours. Investigation of phenomenon of performance and role of performer in theatrical events, including interpretation of drama through performance. Examination of various forms of theatrical performance and styles of expression, and development of acting, voice, and movement skills. Letter grading. Theater 14A Introduction to Design Lecture, three hours; studio, six hours. Exploration of visual interpretation of drama. Study of styles and techniques of design, collaborative role of designer, principles of design for scenery, lighting, costumes, and sound. Both technical and aesthetic groundwork for further study. Letter grading.
  47. 47. Application for Theater • Be enrolled in and complete Winter and Spring Quarters satisfactorily. • GPA of 3.0 or higher • Working towards TFT GE requirements • Submit an application package of supporting materials (end of April)
  48. 48. Minor in Theater The Theater minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program of study with a series of courses that promote the study of theater as a global phenomenon for reflecting the human experience.
  49. 49. Application for Theater Minor 1. Declare a major in a department other than Theater 2. Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 grade point average) 3. Complete at least one (preferably two) UCLA Theater courses with a final grade of C or better in the course(s). 4. Submit an Application the 1st week of either the Fall or Spring quarter
  50. 50. B.A. in Film, Television and Digital Media 2 year program Course offerings cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Scholarly work in the areas of history, criticism and theory provide a conceptual underpinning for our world class professional training courses and an educational response to the opportunities that emerging technologies offer. Our scholarly explorations, in turn, are anchored and informed by the practice of the art
  51. 51. Typical Fall Quarter • Film 100 Undergraduate Symposium (Fall) • Film 115 Stylistic Studies for the Moving Image • Film 185 Television & Video Production
  52. 52. Typical Film, Television and Digital Media Class Film 115 Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Drawing heavily on wide array of historical examples, examination of many expressive strategies potentially usable in creation of moving image art forms: iconography, editing, composition, kinesthetics, sound, n arrative, discourse, and performance.
  53. 53. So What? Within the film, TV and video industries the roles may include film/video/television editor, camera operator, photographer, art director, TV or film producer or production assistant, runner, location/props manager or program researcher. In addition, the publishing industry, including printed newspapers, magazines, online publications and websites, may offer opportunities to write about films as a journalist, content manager or editor, or to work in film and picture research and archiving. Some business areas, such as advertising, marketing and communications, may also utilize the creative and analytical abilities of film studies graduates in roles such as art directors, account managers, copywriters and market researchers.
  54. 54. Application for Film, Television and Digital Media • Two year program, apply at the end of the second year • Need a 3.0 GPA, minimum • Need be done with ALL GEs! • Application includes essays, letters of recommendations, and an interview for final candidates. (No short film submissions) • Program admits 30 students each year: 15 from UCLA and 15 transfer students
  55. 55. In The Meantime… • Finish GE's! You will not be allowed to transfer if your GE's aren't done!! • Many lower division courses are open to non-majors and Theater 10 counts as a GE, but it doesn't count as a major course. • Keep up your skills!!! The program is competitive • Join student groups on campus: at least 4 Theater companies appeal to everything from Shakespeare to Musical Theater to Improv.

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