Students

The Hammer deepens university students’ engagement with the arts through a variety of programs and professional opportunities. Programs such as Hammer Study Hall and our annual Arts Party draw hundreds of students to the museum to hang out in our courtyard and galleries. Internships, employment, mentorship, and peer communities empower students to contribute to the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and beyond.

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Programs Designed For and By University Students

Hammer Study Hall—Students are invited to study at the museum with Wi-Fi, snacks, soothing music, and art breaks.
Happening quarterly on December 7, March 15 & June 7.

Arts Party—Join our annual evening of artist-led workshops, music, and after-hours gallery access for Southern California college students.
Happening on April 17, 2020.

Graphite—A student arts organization dedicated to producing critical and creative projects in an integrated physical and digital space. Graphite staff members produce a printed journal and blog, and host a launch party at the Hammer during the spring quarter.
Read the student-run Graphite blog.

UCLA Art History Graduate Student Symposium—This annual program invites emerging scholars from across disciplines to engage with art and art history through a specific thematic lens.
Happening on October 25, 2019.

Hammer Study Hall and Arts Party are organized by the Hammer Student Association, a committee of selected Hammer student employees and interns who plan events for university audiences and serve as ambassadors for the museum.

Tours, Public Programs, and Resources

Tours—Groups of 10 or more students can request tours of current exhibitions. Learn more and request a visit on our tours page.

Public Programs—The Hammer presents hundreds of free screenings, talks, readings, concerts, and more programs that spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas. Learn more about our upcoming programs.

Enjoy the courtyard—The Hammer’s courtyard is a great place to study, use our free Wi-Fi, or gather with friends. Audrey at the Hammer offers a coffee bar and a 10% discount for UCLA students.

Research—Conduct independent research with the Hammer's resources and collections:

UCLA Student Employment Opportunities

Student Educator Program—Student Educators are UCLA students from diverse disciplines who lead tours for all audiences. This paid position is hired in the spring quarter for the following academic year. The listing will be posted on the Hammer Employment Opportunities page.

Part-time and work-study positions—Part-time positions and work-study positions are available for UCLA students throughout the academic year. Current openings are listed on the Hammer Employment Opportunities page.

Internships—The Hammer offers two internship opportunities for university students—academic year-long internships and summer Getty Multicultural Undergraduate internships—which are designed to develop strong professional skills in the arts and nonprofit fields. Internship opportunities are listed on the Fellowships & Internships page when openings are available.