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Spring Quarter Getty Design Studio Placement

Work done by previous DCA intern, Naomi Hotta

Work done by previous appointee, Naomi Hotta

Applications due Monday, March 9.

The student will partner with a lead designer to develop graphic design solutions for various print ephemera connected with the Getty, including Education and Performing Arts. Work will involve collaborations with internal clients, production and web staff to coordinate deliverables. The Design Studio is a fast-paced, deadline-driven, creative environment that develops high quality design solutions.

The Design Studio at the Getty will offer a fully set-up MAC workstation for the successful student candidate. Work must be carried out at the Getty Center Design Studio.  The position is 12 hours per week, with preference for 2 six hour days (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 8:30 – 3:30 with 1 hour lunch break).

PAG 39-40

Getty Center

• Working knowledge of InDesign and other Adobe CC programs.
• Ability to generate a design solution quickly and carry it through to completion.
• Strong communication skills.
• DCA certificate candidate.

Send your resume, cover letter and three work samples to dca@uclaextension.edu by Monday, March 9.

Need help with your cover letter? Kate can help: dca@uclaextension.edu

The 2018 Certificate Graduation ceremony is fast approaching!

DATE: Friday, June 22, 2018

LOCATION: Royce Hall, UCLA Main Campus

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: : Frank Pearce, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, Blizzard Entertainment, Technical Mgmt Program Keynote Speaker and Participant, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Alum

THEME: Dare to Dream


  1. OPT-IN

Students who are potentially eligible to participate (have completed their certificate between Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 or are in progress to complete by Summer 2018) received an email with instructions to log in to Destiny to complete the Opt-In application to request an E-invitation in May. The deadline to opt-in is Tuesday, May 1, 2018, after which students will have to contact their Program Rep or SAO to be manually added.


Graduation e-invitations will go out by email in early May to those students who opted in. This invitation will include ticketing information. Tickets are available for purchase at the UCLA Central Ticket Office (CTO) via link in the e-invitation. While graduates do not have to pay for their ticket, they must still obtain one via ticketmaster, print and bring with them for admission to Royce Hall. Four (4) additional tickets may be purchased for guests at $20 each.

For more detailed information regarding graduation, including attendance & ticket information and a graduation day schedule, please visit: http://graduation.uclaextension.edu.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out!

Course Spotlight: Michelangelo and the Dawn of Modern Art

Michelangelo’s David

Breaking many of the rules of Renaissance art in his struggle to express his inner experience of the divine, Michelangelo gave artists a new artistic vocabulary that moved past the Renaissance and toward a profoundly relevant style that ultimately is called Modern art.

In the upcoming course, Michelangelo and the Dawn of Modern Art, the artist’s legacy will be explored through three lectures and a field trip to the Getty Villa.

Instructor Rebbeca Ginnings tells us a bit more about it:

Why is this course important for my understanding of art?

In terms of technique, Michelangelo seems to turn stone to flesh. Design-wise, he translates antiquity into a more modern statement, providing a bridge or transition to modern art. A better understanding of Michelangelo and his work leads us to understand how his work has influenced both European and American artists.

What will the course consist of?

We will meet for three lectures on Michelangelo’s work followed by a field trip to the Getty Villa to look at prototypes of Michelangelo’s designs, to see how the originals related to the designs he ended up making.

What will I take away from this course?

Students will gain a better understanding of the influence of antiquity on Western art.

Enroll in Michelangelo and the Dawn of Modern Art today!

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