Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA


Location Overview

Enjoy sunny Malibu with US Performing Arts Camps at Pepperdine University. Pepperdine offers a safe camp atmosphere removed from the city, with easy access to movie studios and working professionals. Come have fun and learn from some of the world’s best professionals in their fields on this beautiful university campus

Resting on a bluff overlooking the famous Malibu Beach Colony and just minutes from Hollywood, Pepperdine University provides a perfect location for digital filmmaking. With its remarkable setting, warm sunshine, mild summer days, and beautiful ocean view, you will experience the lifestyle of college students: from living in dormitories to eating in the dining hall. The residence facility at Pepperdine provides ideal living conditions: an intimate, casual atmosphere with students in small suites of four rooms sharing a lounge area.

Residence Hall

The residence halls are composed of four room suites on Pepperdine University’s Campus. Each suite is equipped with a shared living area and bathroom. Students will stay two to a room, eight to a suite. Each student will have a bed, desk and closet space. The dormitory has lounge space, soda/water machines and a lobby on the first floor, equipped with a television and a fireplace. Sheets, a blanket, a pillow and bath towels will be provided. Rooms are not air conditioned because they are situated over the Pacific Ocean and the cool ocean breezes keep the temperature down in the evenings. The dormitory is not set up for wireless internet. Coin operated laundry facilities are available for weekend use to students spending multiple weeks with us. Mentors can help the students with their laundry, and detergent can be purchased at the student store. Meals will be served at Wave’s Cafe on campus.

Health & Safety

Travel Safety

US Performing Arts is monitoring all possible security measures being implemented by the airline industry for all arriving and departing air travel. US Performing Arts Camps is taking every step possible to make your child’s travels safe and simple this summer. Please take special note of the pickup and drop off procedure for all US Performing Arts campers traveling to camp by air. Also, as a reminder, per airline regulations, children age 12 and older must present a valid photo I.D. or birth certificate to board any flight. They may also be required to show proof of vaccination. Please make sure your child is carrying some form of identification.

Camp Safety

All students attending a USPA Program are required to complete and bring the following forms to camp. Students will not be admitted to a program without these forms.

Forms: We will inform you by email when the forms are available for your completion.


Required Forms Will Be Available Late May, 2022. USPA will inform you by email when your forms are ready for completion.



Students check-in between 2 – 4pm on the first day of camp. Students will be housed in dormitories on the Pepperdine University campus.


Transportation is available to and from Los Angeles International(LAX) for $60 EACH WAY. Flights should arrive into Los Angeles International(LAX) on the First Day of camp before 1pm. Flights should depart from Los Angeles International(LAX) on the last day of camp after 6pm.

All Residential

Students attending a US Performing Arts program are required to submit a travel form no later than 2 weeks prior to their program start date. If you plan on driving your student to camp, please check the NO TRAVEL REQUIRED box. The travel form may be completed online when you log in to get your information packet. *An additional $150 will be charged to your account for arriving/departing outside our specified time.

Information Packets

USPA will inform you by email when your Information Packets are available.

Required Forms

The following forms are required for camp. Please print, fill out, and BRING THEM TO CHECK IN. Students will not be admitted to camp without the forms. The forms may also be downloaded online when you log in to get your Information Packet.

Required Forms: Available in late May, 2022. USPA will information you by email when the forms are available for your completion.

Typical Weekday

Typical Day Campers are busy with classes from morning until evening. Weekly highlights can include guest speakers, a catered party, or a chaperoned fieldtrip.

A typical day schedule looks like this*:


7:30 – Wake Up

8:00 – Breakfast

8:30 – Mentor Meetings/Warm Ups

9:00 – Workshop I

10:30 – Workshop II

12:00 – Lunch/Rest


1:30 – Workshop III

2:30 – Workshop IV

4:00 – Group Work

5:30 – Dinner


6:00 – Lecture/Video/Evening Activities

8:00 – Homework/Rehearsal

10:00 – Campers to Room

10:30 – Lights Out

*This is a generic schedule to give you an idea of how your day will be spent. All programs have time scheduled for recreational activities, special events, a party activity, and general fun!


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Phil Ramuno

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Rick Hawkins

Rick Hawkins

Screenwriter & Producer


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