The UCLA School of Theater, Film, & Television is located at the heart of the most diverse city on earth, and the center of the new creative renaissance. Where your world is a 24/7 experience. Part of both a thriving local scene and a global community. A place where ideas take flight, and the future is written.
Our connections run deep. With special relationships on every continent, we provide our students with the great opportunity to do their creative work and research anywhere in the world. And, with alumni and strategic alliances spanning the globe, we open the door to a robust array of internships, mentoring opportunities and festival strategies. We give you all the skills and support you need to navigate the entire professional landscape, both while you’re a student and after graduation.
Multiculturalism and global diversity are not simply agenda items at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, but established facts. At TFT you will meet fellow students not only from the USA, but from all around the world including Germany, France, India, China, UK, UAE, Iran, Pakistan, Kenya, Poland, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Sweden, Mexico, Greece, Chile, Peru, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Thailand, South Africa, Botswana, Israel, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Canada, just to name a few. You will see students from all over the world sharing a table at the Stage Canteen, discussing ideas in a writer’s room, lighting and designing a set together, acting in a play, debating ideas and critical theory, or directing their thesis film.
The wonderful effects of this global consciousness are many. We believe the new stories and the new storytellers will come out of this beautiful reservoir of global diversity, and at TFT, that’s what we are all about. So, come join our fascinating creative and scholarly community that is designed to give you the richest experience possible and where lifelong friendships are made amongst amazing students, faculty and staff from all around the world.
- Chris Horak on The Global Community of Film Preservation Jan-Christopher Horak, Director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive and Professor of Moving Image Archive Studies at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television shares his views on both the history and the future of film preservation.Read more
- TFT Film "PLAYTIME" (Spielzeit) from Koeln to SXSW TFT students have much to be proud of, as one of their own premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Inspired by Billy Wilder’s People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag), Playtime (Spielzeit) is a seamless journey through German youth and innocence on a Sunday afternoon.Read more