University Marketing & Communications

Guidelines for filming on campus

Filming resources

  1. Sample Location Agreement
  2. UW Filming Costs


Alanya Cannon

Welcome to the University of Washington. Our campuses present a wide variety of location possibilities for film, video and photography. This is a public education and research institution, and as such, our primary responsibility is to the learning environment of our students. However, we welcome your inquiries about filming projects. Commercial and documentary filming (including videotaping and still photography) is subject to location agreements and fees.

Prior approval from University Marketing is required to conduct commercial filming or photography on the UW campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma. Please contact Alanya Cannon at 206-616-5535 for more information.

Certain scripts that contain references to the University of Washington may require approval by the UW Trademarks and Licensing office whether or not they are filmed at a UW location. Please contact them 206-685-8600 for questions about script review and approval.

Community partners

City of Seattle Office of Film + Music logo

Washington Filmworks logo