UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
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The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture (UCLA Arts) is a professional school at the University of California, Los Angeles. Through the six degree-granting departments, it provides a range of course offerings and programs. Additionally, there are five centers located within the school.
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.
- Architecture and Urban Design
- Design | Media Arts
- World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Production, Research, and Exhibition Units
- 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)
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.
- Vasa Mihich, Sculptor, Professor of Design | Media Arts
- Rebecca Allen, Professor of Design | Media Arts
- Casey Reas, Professor of Design | Media Arts
- Victoria Vesna, Professor of Design | Media Arts
- Jennifer Steinkamp, Professor of Design | Media Arts
- Peter Sellars, MacArthur Fellowship (1983), professor of world arts and cultures
- Catherine Opie, Professor of Photography
- James Welling, Professor of Photography
- Mary Kelly, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studio
- Andrea Fraser, Professor of New Genres
- Barbara Kruger, Professor
- Lari Pittman, Professor of Painting
- Neil Denari, Professor of Architecture
- Thom Mayne, Professor of Architecture
- Sylvia Lavin, Professor of Architecture
- Greg Lynn, Professor of Architecture