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The Student Services Office provides a variety of counseling and program planning services to students. The staff members are available to help students navigate through the requirements for the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from the point of admission to graduation. All TFT Student Services staff members work at the 103 East Melnitz Hall Suite making this location a one-stop shop for TFT students.

The Student Services Office handles Admissions, Recruitment and Academic Counseling. For any inquiries, please contact us at:


Dean Dacumos
Director, Student Services

Admissions and Recruitment
The Admissions and Recruitment team provides information about applying and program requirements to prospective students. Members of this team perform outreach on and off- campus, provide tours of our School and coordinate the administration of student applications. The team and their contact information is below.

Natasha Levy
Recruitment & Admissions Coordinator
Email: natasha@tft.ucla.edu

Donia Farmer
Recruitment, Admissions & Awards Coordinator
Email: dfarmer@tft.ucla.edu

Natalie Xavier
Student Services Assistant
Email: nxavier@tft.ucla.edu

Academic Counseling
Current undergraduate and graduate students at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television meet with their academic counselors to receive guidance and information on the steps it take to matriculate through the intricate UCLA system. The counselors are listed below.

Film, Television and Digital Media Degrees
Counselors for the PhD, MFA, MA and BA in Film, television and Digital Media

Cheri Smith
FTVDM Counselor
Erica Flener
FTVDM Counselor
Minor in Film Television and Digital Media

Theater Degrees
Counselors for the PhD, MFA, MA and BA in Theater

Barrett Korerat
Theater Counselor
Catherine Hernandez-Shibata
Theater Counselor
Minor in Theater