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UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
Motto Fiat lux
Let there be light
Established 1939
Type Public
Location Los Angeles, California
Campus Urban
Mascot Bruins
Website College website

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture (UCLA Arts) is a professional school at the University of California, Los Angeles. The school plays a vital role in the cultural and artistic life of the campus and the community. Through the six degree-granting departments, it provides a range of course offerings and programs. Additionally, there are five centers located within the school.

Glorya Kaufman Hall at the School of Arts and Architecture


  • History 1
  • Departments 2
  • Facilities 3
    • Centers 3.1
    • Schools 3.2
    • Institutions 3.3
  • Notable faculty 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


In 1919, UCLA's leadership demonstrated an early commitment to offer students opportunities to explore the arts by the establishment of an art gallery and a music department. But in 1939 the College of Applied Arts was founded with the addition of a Department of Art, followed by the College of Fine Arts in 1960, with degrees available in art, dance, music, and theater arts.

Following academic restructuring in the late 1980s, the UC Regents formally approved the establishment of two schools: the School of the Arts and the School of Theater, Film and Television. In 1994 architecture and urban design joined the School of the Arts, which became the School of the Arts and Architecture (UCLA Arts).

Christopher Waterman was appointed dean of the School of the Arts and Architecture in 2003.


Broad Art Center, by Meier
  • Architecture and Urban Design
  • Art
  • Design | Media Arts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music
  • World Arts and Cultures


Hammer Museum on Wilshire and Westwood Blvds.


  • Art | Global Health Center
  • Art | Sci Center
  • Center for Intercultural Performance
  • Experiential Technologies Center
  • EDA (experimental digital arts) space
  • Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
  • New Wight Gallery


  • The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (comprising the departments of ethnomusicology, music and musicology)
  • Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center (comprising the Design | Media Arts and Art departments)
  • Perloff Hall (comprising the departments of Architecture and Urban Planning)
  • Glorya Kaufman Hall (consisting of the World Arts and Cultures department)


The Fowler Museum

Three public arts institutions, including a major performing arts program (UCLA Live), are located within the School of the Arts and Architecture. These institutions offer access to leading anthropological, historical and contemporary visual arts exhibitions and collections, as well as presentations by performing artists.

Notable faculty

See also


  1. ^ "UCLA astronomer Andrea Ghez named a 2008 MacArthur Fellow".  

External links

  • UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

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