UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

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UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
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MottoFiat lux
Let there be light
Parent institution
University of California, Los Angeles

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture (UCLA Arts) is a professional school at the University of California, Los Angeles. Through its four degree-granting departments, it provides a range of course offerings and programs. Additionally, there are eight centers located within the school.

Glorya Kaufman Hall at the School of Arts and Architecture


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).

Brett Steele was appointed dean of the School of the Arts and Architecture in 2017.


Broad Art Center, by Meier
  • Architecture and Urban Design
  • Art
  • Design Media Arts
  • World Arts and Cultures/Dance


Hammer Museum on Wilshire and Westwood Blvds.

Production, Research, and Exhibition Units[edit]

  • Art & Global Health Center
  • Art | Sci Center
  • Center for Intercultural Performance
  • Experiential Technologies Center
  • Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
  • New Wight Gallery


  • 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 (CAP UCLA), 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[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


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