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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

Recruitment and Admissions Team
The Recruitment and Admissions Team provides information about how to apply to the various full time degree programs in TFT. 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 can be found below. After reviewing our admissions checklists, we encourage applicants to call or visit our office with questions; however, due to the high volume of applications, the staff in TFT are not available for one-on-one appointments or pre-admissions counseling.

Donia Davis
Recruitment & Admissions Representative and Awards Coordinator

Natalie Xavier
Student Services Assistant

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 Ph.D., M.F.A., M.A. and B.A. degrees in Film, television and Digital Media

Nancy Jensen
FTVDM Counselor
Cheri Smith
FTVDM Counselor
Minor in Film Television and Digital Media

Theater Degrees
Counselors for the Ph.D., M.F.A. and B.A. in Theater

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