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GO ARTS UCLA brings together an array of cultural offerings at the nation’s number one public research university.

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About the Arts at UCLA

The arts are an essential part of our lives: They encourage creativity, imagination, expression, and reflection. They connect us across disciplines, geographies, backgrounds, and perspectives.  

UCLA showcases the power of the arts. As the largest presenter of public arts programming in one of the world’s global capitals of culture and creative industry, the university is uniquely positioned to welcome and engage Los Angeles’s diverse communities through our two world-class museums, acclaimed performing arts program, renowned film and television archive, three leading professional arts schools, and distinguished humanities division. 

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Our Impact 

The arts at UCLA are at the heart of Los Angeles's rise as a world-class center for arts, culture, and creative industries. Today, more creative professionals and scholars live and work in Los Angeles than in any other city in the world, fueling a diverse cultural and intellectual ecosystem in which the UCLA community plays a central role.

At UCLA, we believe that the practice and presence of the arts is a cornerstone of the creative and forward thinking approach demanded of the 21st century. From Santa Clarita to the South Bay, from Venice to Pasadena, across the arts districts of DTLA and Culver City to historic West Adams in South Los Angeles, the arts at UCLA engage and partner with the region's diverse communities and the broader world. Our programs put the university’s mission into action by featuring public performances and presentations of work; creating opportunities for students to gain valuable experience with the city's leading cultural institutions; and providing much needed educational programming to underserved populations. A global university representing a 21st century global city, our reach includes faculty, students, staff, and alumni conducting research, presenting work, and sharing talent and ideas across all seven continents.