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.

Connect with Res Life Arts Engagement staff at arts@orl.ucla.edu or subscribe to our biweekly newsletter

Arts Engagement Network

The network is a communication hub that connects UCLA students with opportunities to engage in artistic, creative, and expressive pursuits.

Submit an Event or Opportunity

Email the details of an arts-related experience or opportunity to arts@orl.ucla.edu 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

The Arts Leadership Circle is a networking and development group for UCLA students who are (or aspire to be) leaders in the arts. During remote learning, our Arts Leadership Circle convenes digitally on groupme; please join us! If you are interested in learning more, email us at arts@orl.ucla.edu.

This is Bruin Life

UCLA’s new student welcome, This is Bruin Life, features our Chancellor, student body president, campus leaders, current students and alumni. Using art and storytelling, they share what they have learned at UCLA, how they have grown, intervened and worked to create the Bruin Life they want to see-and the world they believe ought to be. As we witness Bruins share their stories, we invite you to step outside your comfort zone and embrace your power to contribute to Bruin Life. The show premieres September 24th at 5pm PDT at [thisisbruinlife.ucla.edu](thisisbruinlife.ucla.edu) and can be streamed on demand after that through mid-October. Check it out and share your story on social media with #myBRUINstory.

Art Supply Checkout

This program is temporarily on hiatus

Whether you want to channel your inner Bob Ross, decorate your reusable tote bag, or pour your heart into a powerful protest poster—we have a variety of art and craft supplies that you can borrow to host hands-on activities with a group of students. Resources are available to UCLA students, faculty, and staff, and come with facilitation resources to deepen your group’s creative expression. Submit your request at tinyurl.com/RequestArtSupplies-UCLA

Arts & Craft Activity Guides

Here are a few resources we recommend to guide you through some creative activities:

  • Art Activity Guides developed by our student staff team
  • UCLA’s Hammer Museum has an incredible Pinterest with project samples and instructions.
  • We would love to see how you express your experience as a Bruin through arts, crafts, and making… especially if you were inspired by one of the activities we connected you to. Share with us at arts@orl.ucla.edu or on social media with #myBRUINstory

Movement Studio & Music Practice Rooms

Music and Movement practice rooms in on-campus housing are currently available to hill residents only. Connect with the front desk in Hedrick, Rieber, and/or Sproul to find out about availability and any new use policies in light of Covid.

Student Performances

Monthly Open Mic

Our next monthly Open Mic is on November 2nd. Learn more and sign up to perform here

Northwest Campus Auditorium Theatre Season

  • We are standing by and thinking strategically about how to continue our support for student theatre-makers in safe and physically distant ways. Reach out if you have questions or ideas about our 2020-21 season!
  • Check out our most recent radio play productions here.

More Arts Resources on the Hill

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.

Visit http://www.studio22.reslife.ucla.edu/ for more info about becoming a member of the MMAC!

“Creative Collective” Living Learning Community

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. During this period of remote learning, our Living Learning Communities are now virtual cohorts of students with similar interests who don’t necessarily live together.

Creative Collective

We are the storytellers, the music-makers, poets, artists, designers, movers, and dreamers. Through creativity we interpret and express the world around us and within ourselves, making connections that bring our campus community together.