Summer Discovery UCLA
Choose the classes that interest you
As a high school student, you may not have much say in the classes you take during the year. The summer is your chance to explore what really interests you.
UCLA offers over 100 different classes in a wide range of subjects. Most students take 2 classes. College credit, enrichment, or intensive institutes, the choice is yours.
Browse class/institute descriptions:
- 6 week College Credit
- 5 and 6 week Enrichment
- 5 week Technology Business Innovation Academy
- 3 week Enrichment
- 3 week Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports Academy
- 3 week Digital Marketing & Social Media Academy
- 3 week DiscoveryWorks Community Service
- 3 week Screenwriting for Film & TV
- 3 week Fashion Academy
- 2 or 3 week Acting and Auditioning for Film, TV, & Stage
- 2 week Sports Business Academy
- 2 week Collegewise Admissions Prep
- 2 week Computer Programming Academy
- 2 week UCLA Bruin Leadership Academy
- 2 week Hollywood Insider Academy
College Credit classes at UCLA
Summer Discovery partners with UCLA Summer Sessions to offer college credit classes. Classes are taught by UCLA professors and visiting faculty and meet 2-5 times weekly for 1-2.5 hours. You will be in class with UCLA freshman level students. Class sizes vary from small seminars to large lectures.
Most classes have papers, midterms, and/or finals and are graded on the traditional A, B, C, D and F system. Pass/No Pass grading is also offered. Official transcripts are available from UCLA upon request.
You will earn 4 or 5 credits for each college credit class at UCLA. Your tuition includes one college credit class. If you choose to take 2 college credit classes, there will be a fee for the additional credits of $500 for a 4 unit class or $800 for a 5 unit class. Credits are transferable to most colleges and universities in the United States.
Non-credit enrichment classes at UCLA
Summer Discovery partners with UCLA Cultural and Recreational Affairs to offer enrichment classes exclusively for Summer Discovery students. These classes are taught by UCLA faculty, graduate teaching instructors, and top secondary school teachers and meet 4 times weekly for 1.5-2 hours. Class sizes average between 8-20 students.
Enrichment classes are a great way for you to learn something interesting and develop new skills. Most classes have homework, papers, and/or tests. Most classes are graded Pass/No Pass. You will receive a Summer Discovery “Certificate of Completion” at the end of the program.
Intensive Institutes at UCLA
Summer Discovery partners with UCLA Cultural and Recreational Affairs, UCLA Anderson School of Management, College to Career Acting (CTCA), and Collegewise to offer intensive institutes exclusively to Summer Discovery students. Institute sizes average between 20-30 students, except for the larger business institute.
Intensive institutes meet 4 times weekly, both morning and afternoon, with a lunch break. 3 and 2 week institutes operate independently of each other. No other courses may be taken in conjunction with them. Most institutes have homework, papers, and/or tests and are graded Pass/No Pass. Students receive a Summer Discovery “Certificate of Completion” at the end of the program.