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Announcing UCLA Extension’s Immersive Media Program! Now Enrolling for Fall 2022!

Now enrolling for the Fall 2022 Quarter! Designed with a cross-disciplinary approach that incorporates art, technology, and business, the UCLA Extension Immersive Media Program investigates new frontiers and applications in Immersive Media. This program can provide you with hands-on training and real-world case studies around experience building, world building, and the business of XR. Students will use Unity, 3D modeling, and basic coding while creating front-end experiences and industry-focused portfolios showcasing what is possible in XR.

Explore a curriculum designed for students from a variety of backgrounds such as design, architecture, user experience, storytelling, business, computer science, and more. No previous design or software experience is required to enroll, though students already active in the field are welcome.

For more information on Immersive Media Courses click HERE!

Join Dunn-Edwards Emerging Professionals Program For A Presentation Of Paint 101 on Friday, 7/29!

Please join Dunn-Edwards Emerging Professionals Program for a special student presentation Paint 101! Come and learn about paint technology, paint ingredients, and performance testing! All participants will receive a coupon for a free InstaColor iD matching tool AND a swag bag that will be available for pick up for those living in the Los Angeles area!

Friday, July 29th

12:00 -1:00 pm

RSVP HERE

See you there!

The 2022 Emerging Professionals Design Competition Is Now Accepting Submissions!

We are excited to share that the Emerging Professionals Design Competition, sponsored by Dunn-Edwards Paints, is now accepting submissions! The design competition is open to all eligible students nationwide. With beginner and advanced levels in both residential and commercial design categories plus an Early Bird Sweepstakes for those who submit early, there are various prizes up for grabs.

Submissions are due by August 7th, or to be an Early Bird, submit by June 19th.

More details and submission instructions are available HERE

The theme of this year’s competition is influenced by the UN Sustainable Development Goal #11 and Dunn-Edwards Corporation’s social responsibility pillars of economic, social, and environmental well-being. The competition is centered on the idea of sustainability and connecting to the earth, together as one global community. Together, we can rethink design skills through a prism of technological development and upcycling to develop a new experimental style that does not harm but heals. An appreciation for nature brings with it a newfound desire to know where our products come from, and the processes used to make them. And therefore, the color, Art and Craft (DET682), will anchor your design.

The Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship Application Deadline is April 29, 2022!

The Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship for Women Pursuing Postsecondary Education is a needs-based scholarship dedicated to helping women get the education necessary to have a successful career.

Ms. Skulstad Williams was born and grew up in Nazi-occupied Europe and immigrated to the United States as a young adult. Her husband passed away unexpectedly at a young age, and she faced the challenge of becoming self-supporting. She returned to the classrooms of UCLA Extension in the late 1970s to pursue business courses and went on to a successful career in the travel industry.

Through her estate, Ms. Skulstad Williams established this scholarship endowment to help women who would otherwise not have the financial means or opportunity to attend postsecondary education. Ms. Skulstad Williams believed strongly that lifelong learning can change lives. Each year, in perpetuity, UCLA Extension will award a minimum of one scholarship up to $5,000 toward course fees within a certificate program.

 Applications for this scholarship will be accepted until Friday, April 29, 2022, at 4 pm.

Application and more information HERE

WESTWEEK Spring 2022 is Back Live From the Pacific Design Center on Wednesday, March 23rd!

Join the PDC for one unforgettable day as they set the stage with icons and innovators prepared to inspire you in person for WESTWEEK on March 23, 2022!

Students are welcome and the event is FREE for all!

Click HERE for registration & to view a full list of events, keynote speakers, and showroom experiences!

See you there!

Congratulations to Nazanin Rajaee on Winning the James R. Northcutt Scholarship for Advanced Students!

Congratulations to MIA student Nazanin Rajaee on winning the $3,000 James Northcutt Scholarship Award for Advanced Students! This award is based upon the work demonstrated from the Interior Architecture Studio A course and is given by our scholarship committee and invited members of the professional design community. The $3,000 award in tuition credit is awarded twice a year to students who have completed Interior Architecture Studio A on our Master of Interior Architecture program! Check out this amazing winning project, and congratulations again to Nazanin!

NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter Scholarship Deadline is Friday, February 25th!

NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter is awarding up to $25,000 in scholarships to students pursuing a major and career objective within the Hospitality Industry (interior design, hospitality management, culinary, architecture, etc.). Scholarship submission deadline date is February 25, 2022.

Scholarship criteria:

• Actively enrolled student: 2-year program freshman and above, 4-year sophomore/second year and above, or graduate level attending college in: Los Angeles, Southern California and zip codes 900-935

• 3.0 GPA (cumulative) overall “B” average or grade percentage of 83% – 86% equivalent

• Financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies

• Major and career objective within a hospitality related field (interior design, hospitality management, culinary, etc.)

Did you know?

• NEWH membership is not required but is FREE to students + full-time educators

• Students may apply by email, mail or online: https://newh.org/chapter-scholarships (Chapter Scholarship Applications/Los Angeles Founding Chapter) 

• UCLA Extension and NEWHLA  will be hosting a FREE virtual information session on Thursday, February 10 at 6:30 pm and the Friday, February 11 at 12 noon.  Please email tleddington@unex.ucla.edu for more information and registration.

Join Greenmood for a Presentation on the Biophilic Workplace on Friday, January 21st!

We are excited to announce an opportunity for a CEU on the Biophilic Designs with Greenmood. Happening on Friday, January 21st, this webinar is free and open to all!

Registration is required HERE!

More information on Greenmood HERE!

OUTSIDE IN-THE BIOPHILIC WORKPLACE

An outside-in perspective is required to counteract the bias to inward focus. It is a deliberate activity and approach that aims to drag a business back into focusing on what is going on in this world. In this course, participants will understand the key elements of how biophilic designs can play a role in our work environment. The course will review the needs humans have in seeking connections to nature and other forms of life. The course will review the effects of urbanization and the tech takeover, while counterpointing companies’ willingness to include biophilic designs in the workplace. Finally, this course will review the reasons biophilic designs are dominating the workplace while showing examples of their uses in the hospitality setting.

Look forward to seeing you then!

Join ACLA & AIA LA for the 2×8 Exhibition Opening Ceremony on Saturday, November 6th!

Free and Everyone is Welcome!

ACLA & AIA Los Angeles are proud to present 2×8:Assemblies, the 15th iteration of the annual 2×8 exhibition.

Located at The Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 5:00 PM  8:00 PM

RSVP HERE!

Join us again in person this year at Helms Bakery District to view exemplary student projects from 19 unique architecture and design programs throughout California, to celebrate the diversity of architectural philosophy, and encourage conversation around our central theme of Community. 2×8 is an annual non-profit program that functions as a student exhibition and scholarship fund, and design competition. It was formed with the intention of introducing student work to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. In order to celebrate the academic diversity of within California, 2×8 invites a broad range of programs from across the state to participate and presents students an opportunity to receive scholarships at the opening reception and ceremony. The opening reception is free to attend and open to all.

This year, 2×8:Assemblies will present over $25,000 in scholarship awards through our annual scholarship program, raised from community members in the AEC industry. As in past years, a respected jury will evaluate the submitted student projects and award prizes based on merit. The final prize values will result directly from the total of our fundraising efforts.

Each year the exhibition is given a unique name and theme, and we encourage the schools to choose work that represents that theme. This year’s theme regards the dialogue surrounding Community in Los Angeles and other urban centers across the country in the face of Covid and all things socially distant. The name, 2×8:Assemblies, refers to a group or community of people, and also to the process of building where disparate parts become a whole. Students submit presentation materials and 3d models that respond to the theme with innovative solutions. The student projects are integrated into an immersive experience which will allow the public to experience the work in an exhibition format with augmented reality 3d model visualization. Participating schools are free to interpret the theme and name as they wish, and are encouraged to select projects that illustrate the strengths and goals of their program.

This will be an indoor-outdoor event. Proof of vaccination is required to enter.

We ask that all guests use the complimentary valet parking inside the interior parking garage located adjacent to the Helms Design Center, just west of the Danish Design Store showroom. The address for the parking garage is 8711 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232

NEWH LA To Host Virtual Student Speed Dating Portfolio Review on September 17th!

Calling ALL students to join NEWH LA for a virtual portfolio review. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your resume, projects, or portfolio from working professionals in the hospitality industry. Use that feedback to help your work stand out from the crowd!

How it works:
Open to all students who have at least one project completed and/or a resume for review.

Students will go on a series of speed dates, each time being reviewed by a different mentor. They should be prepared to take control of the screen and present their work digitally. They have the option of presenting the same project or resume multiple times or presenting several different projects and a resume. Students will be put in a group of 2 or 3. Depending on the group size, they will be given 3-5 minutes to present one project, and the reviewer will have 2-3 minutes to critique.

Event: Speed Dating Portfolio Review
Date: Friday, Sept, 17th
Time: 2PM-4PM PDT
Format: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free
Registration: HERE

Hope to see you there!