Arts Engagement

We believe that the arts are transformative, that cultural and identity expression are critical to student development, and that creativity is essential to a vibrant living and learning community.

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We are recruiting students who are passionate about the arts for paid internships to support our 2018-19 Arts Engagement efforts. Interns will develop their skills and portfolios in arts management by overseeing specific programs and participating in team-oriented learning forums.

  • NWCA Season Producer - These students will organize a season of student-initiated plays and related programming in Northwest Campus Auditorium. They will design and implement audience engagement efforts both show-by-show and for the season overall, while serving as co-producers for the individual productions.
  • ‘Arts Engagement Network’ Community Manager - This student will design and maintain communication and media efforts including a biweekly newsletter, Facebook group, and marketing collateral for arts initiatives.
  • Bruin Life Fellow - This student will coordinate engagement that promotes student storytelling and arts expression that is oriented toward student development and social justice. They will organize a monthly open mic event, develop and engage a roster of student talent, and support a variety of workshops and events.

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Arts Engagement Network

The network is a communication hub that connects UCLA students with artists and arts institutions for free or discounted concerts, plays, contests, mixers, classes, exhibitions, and more.

Submit an Event or Opportunity

Email the details of an arts-related event or opportunity to and we will post if it is free for UCLA students and/or offers unique access for UCLA students (such as being on campus)

Calling All Arts Leaders

UCLA Student Organizations and formalized departmental cohorts are encourages to send a representative to serve on Residential Life’s Student Organization Arts Leadership Council. If you are involved with a club or group that works in the arts, learn more at

Movement Studio & Music Practice Rooms

Now Available for Self-Serve Reservation at

You asked and we listened:

  • An open space on the first floor of Hedrick Hall is available for you to reserve for independent study or group practice. It is a carpeted space with one mirrored wall, suitable for a variety of movement-oriented activities.
  • The Rieber Hall Music Practice Rooms are now available for online reservation!
  • If you have any questions for feedback, please let us know!

S.E.A.D. Funding

The Arts Engagement S.E.A.D. Fund is a $250 per quarter fund to support UCLA students working on projects at the intersection of science/engineering and art/design. Learn more about this opportunity at

Live Performances in Sunset Village Plaza

Our biweekly series of outdoor concerts in Sunset Village Plaza, presented in partnership with Student Committee for the Arts, is on winter hiatus and will return in April! In the meantime, check this out:

Northwest Campus Auditorium Theatre Season 2017-18

  • HOME/LAND—BELONGING presented by CFAN: Nov. 18-19 at 7pm
  • BRUINS CARE presented by Act III Theatre Ensemble: Jan. 13-14 at 7:30pm
  • LIPS presented by VDay Coalition at UCLA: Feb 16-18 at 7:30pm
  • GOOD AS NEW presented by Reprise Performance Troupe: Jan 2-3 at 8pm & Jan 3 at 2pm
  • FLORECER presented by Night of Cultura: May 4-5 at 6pm
  • THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE presented by Act III Theatre Ensemble: June 2-3 at 7:30pm & June 3 at 2pm
  • HOOLIGAN SHOWCASE 2018 presented by HOOLIGAN Theatre Co: June 7 at 8pm

Digital Arts Resources on the Hill

Learning Centers

Our Residential Learning Centers offer more than just desktop printing. 3D pens at the Sunset Village location, a Mac lab in De Neve fully loaded with recording rooms and creative software, and more are available to you. Starting this quarter, the new MakerSpace in Rieber Hall is open 11am-7pm for all students!

Studio 22

Studio 22 is Res Life’s multimedia production space designed to support UCLA undergraduate students working on multimedia presentations, projects, and portfolios. As a springboard for personal growth and leadership development, the Studio 22 Multimedia Arts Collective promotes discovery, enrichment, and the exchange of ideas through a broad spectrum of materials, technologies, and experiences. MMAC members can:
* Reserve studio space for shoots, projects, meetings and more;
* Reserve computer workstations to complete multimedia projects;
* Access film, audio, and lighting equipment in our studio, free of charge.

Visit for more info about becoming a member of the MMAC!

Arts-focused Living Learning Communities

A living learning community is an environment where students with similar interests live together and participate in specially designed programs that cater to their academic, social, and personal needs. Here at UCLA we have one such community dedicated to the arts, and another on the way!

Visual & Performing Arts Collective

The Visual and Performing Arts Collective is a student-initiated theme community for artistic students and arts enthusiasts. Residents of this community are encouraged to build relationships, attend arts programming, and expand their artistic horizons on the UCLA campus and beyond.

Design and Innovation

The Design and Innovation aims to cultivate students’ passions and pursuits around technology, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit. Here, geeks, scientists, makers, and designers can develop practical solutions to the world’s challenges. The Design & Innovation Community will enable you to connect with other Bruins to bring your ideas to life.