The video lab is a video editing facility that also provides short-term video camera loans to approved World Arts and Cultures/Dance students for research, experimentation, and study within the department's scope.

The video lab and its resources are not intended for commercial or inter-departmental use and is not open to the public.

Academic Term

  • Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Sunday, 12:00 PM – 4:300 PM
  • Finals, M-R, 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM, F, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    • Hours may change without notice.
  • University holidays – Closed
  1. Only World Arts and Cultures Dance students who have enrolled in a WACD video class and/or have received consent from a WACD faculty member and the WACD video lab staff may have access to the lab and equipment.
  2. Non-WACD UCLA students who are currently enrolled in a WAC video class or are currently enrolled in an independent study with a WAC faculty member and have received the consent of the WACD video lab staff may have access to the lab and equipment.
  3. Authorization for lab use will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. Proof of class enrollment or faculty consent may be required.
  4. A UCLA BruinCard is required for access.
  5. Contact the video lab staff for use application and BruinCard enrollment.

Video cameras are available for check out to eligible users. Students are financially responsible for any loss or damage to department equipment. All inquiries regarding short-term equipment checkout should contact the Video Lab staff.

The iMac workstations (3.1GHz processor, 16G memory, 21.5-inch Retina display, SD card reader) are equipped with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere running on MacOS Mojave (10.14.2) or later OS.

Users must provide their own external hard drive.

The WACD video lab manager coordinates video documentation services for department-sponsored special events. The producer of the special event must schedule a meeting with the Senior Public Events Manager and the video lab manager at least 14 business days in advance of the requested shoot date to discuss the details.

Video documentation services are available for department-sponsored special events. Producers should contact the WACD Senior Public Events Manager at least 14 business days in advance of the requested date to discuss the details.

Location filming permits are required when videotaping on UCLA properties, including Kaufman Hall interior spaces.

Contact the UCLA Events Office for more information:

Video recording personal rehearsals in studios for class assignment or for personal use is exempted.

The lab will be closed during the intersession breaks and all data files on all computers will be permanently erased.

For inquiries, use application, card enrollment, and additional information, please contact: