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Design Media Arts 269 - Graduate Seminar

This Library Research Guide is intended as a resource for UCLA Design Media Arts graduate students as they prepare to write and compile their Record of Creative Work (thesis equivalent).

Finding Design Media Arts Record of Creative Works

Design Media Arts graduate student Record of Creative Work reports are stored in the SRLF, the Southern Regional Library Facility. Since these are archival documents, they are "non-circulating" and must be used in the Arts Library.

In order to discover past reports, search the library's catalog under the following subject:

Dissertations, Academic--UCLA--Design Media Arts.

Alternatively, you can search the library's catalog under the title:

Record of creative work in the design/media arts

although some of the reports have the shorter title:

Record of creative work

and are thus inter-filed with reports from other departments such as the Art department.

Once you have retrieved results, you can sort your listing by publication date (or publication date descending if you prefer to display the most recent reports first).

You can also search for these reports by author, but there are no subject descriptions beyond the "Dissertations, Academic--UCLA--(name of department)"

Because these are non-circulating, please stop by the Arts Library and ask a staff member to request the reports that you wish to view. You will be notified when the reports are available for you (and you will need to use them in the secure area behind the check-out desk). Items requested before 11 a.m. Monday through Friday will be available after 3 p.m. on the same day.  Items requested after 11 a.m. on weekdays or anytime on weekends or holidays can be picked up after 3 p.m. the next business day.  

Theses beyond UCLA

Looking for examples of theses from other institutions? Search the following database:


In addition, more recent theses and dissertations from University of California campuses are deposited in eScholarship, the University of California's Open Access Repository.