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School of the Arts and Architecture
Brett B. Steele, Dean
8260 Broad Art Center
The School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA plays a vital role in the cultural and artistic life of the campus and community. Courses and degree programs in four departments—Architecture and Urban Design, Art, Design|Media Arts, and World Arts and Cultures/Dance—offer students unparalleled opportunities to learn from faculty members who rank among the most innovative artists, designers, ethnographers, choreographers, architects, and arts scholars of our time.
Combining opportunities for the hands-on study of creative practice with the academic foundation of the liberal arts, the school offers students the chance to develop an integrated and encompassing understanding of human creativity, the arts, and architecture. The mission is to educate, empower, and inspire the next generation of citizens to serve as cultural and artistic leaders of the twenty-first century.
The School of the Arts and Architecture has an impressive array of public arts units, including the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, one of the largest and most diverse performing arts presenters in the nation, and two world-class museums—the UCLA Hammer Museum, which focuses on contemporary and emerging artists; and the Fowler Museum at UCLA, which focuses on the traditional and contemporary arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania.