UCLA's Summer Art Institute is designed for exceptionally talented and motivated high school students, grades 9-12. Each session is two weeks long and offers young artists an opportunity to earn three units of UCLA college credit. Curriculum is created and supervised by the internationally recognized UCLA Department of Art faculty. Participants are exposed to a range of media and contemporary art practices through hands-on studio and lab work, critiques, experimental film and video art screenings, engaging lectures on contemporary art history, and field trips to prominent Los Angeles area museums, led by recent UCLA Master of Fine Arts graduates, members of UCLA faculty, or by visiting artists.The program culminates in a final critique of student projects and an exhibition held at the UCLA New Wight Gallery in the Eli and Edy Broad Art Center.