University Students

The Hammer deepens university students’ engagement with the arts through a variety of programs and professional opportunities.

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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.

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

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. Learn more at

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.

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 online tours of Hammer collections and 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. Lulu, the Hammer's restaurant from chefs David Tanis and Alice Waters, offers 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.  

Academic Programs at the Hammer Museum are supported by City National Bank, the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, and Mary Kitchen and Jonathan Orszag. Additional support is provided by the the Brotman Foundation of California, the Sydney D. Holland Foundation, and Ellen and Teddy Schwarzman.