Film and Media Studies

Summer Programs

UCLA Film Summer Institute

 Summer Programs





Summer Programs




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Apply now for Summer 2015

The Media Institute's annual Summer Documentary program is now accepting applications!

Are you a current college student wanting to make media that makes a difference? Then have we got the program for you!

Summer Programs              

Each summer, the Media Institute for Social Change hosts a small group of college students and teaches them to produce engaging and effective radio and film documentaries. Students come from across the country, from schools like Princeton, St. Olaf, Colby, Macalester, Whitman, and Reed, to name just a few. All currently-enrolled undergraduate students are eligible, including current, about-to-graduate seniors.

The program runs eight weeks--June 26 through August 13, 2015--and is hosted in Oregon. The city of Portland is a young, vibrant, and progressive city which serves as a hands-on laboratory for students to produce documentaries about "local solutions to global issues"--whether that means a radio program about local food production, or a video documentary about providing mental health services to returning soldiers. Watch some of our past students' projects here!

The program is a mix of classroom academics and a hands-on production house. It is a potent recipe that helps students mature their passions into practical job skills--and in the process, produce a series of professional-quality radio and video documentaries.

We work with award-winning filmmakers, radio personalities, and local politicos to teach  how media projects can effectively bring about positive social change.

Summer Programs        

Tuition for the program costs $1850. A limited number of scholarships is available to help pay for travel and living expenses. The Media Institute wants to make certain that there are no financial barriers to attendance. All attending students are eligible for home stays. Academic credit can be arranged through Portland State University. 

Come spend your summer with us!

For more information and for an application, please visit  

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with first priority given to students who apply by April 5, 2015. Applications and more information available at

Summer Programs

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Jobs and Internships

The Career Center subscribes to a job search resource called ARTSEARCH. This is a job search tool specifically for jobs in the arts, including theater, music, dance, education, administration, and more.  There are both jobs and internships listed.