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The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television is a creative force recognized the world over. Our students, faculty and alumni consistently showcase their work at premier festivals and research conferences around the globe, and win awards spanning every medium, platform and discipline. As a result, the world looks to us for the talent that is the lifeblood of the entertainment and performing arts industries today, and the thought leadership and cutting-edge research that provide the road map for where we’re going tomorrow.

"When you go to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, you become a lifelong member and participate in a very unique tradition. Family. One that proudly claims some of the world’s most legendary storytellers, scholars, industry leaders, mavericks and creative minds. I remember well the influences on me as a student, greats like Arthur Ripley, Dorothy Arzner and Alexander Mackendrick. Upon graduation you will join this great heritage as you pursue your career. Being part of our remarkable Alumni community is an exciting experience.”
— Francis Ford Coppola M.F.A. ’67

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…as well as major research conferences around the world.

Alumni Spotlight
Nicole Riegel“NicoleNicole Riegel (M.F.A. '13) has been named one of Variety's 10 Directors to Watch for 2020. Read more
Nicholas von Sternberg“NicholasAlumnus Nicholas von Sternberg finds art imitating his life in the Netflix movie 'Dolemite Is My Name' Read more
Alexander Payne“Brian Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne (M.F.A. ’90) will direct a re-imagining of the 1988 Oscar-winning Danish film "Babette's Feast." Read more
Marielle Heller“Marielle Marielle Heller (B.A. ’01), director of "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," dissects a moment in her new film for The New York Times' "Anatomy of a Scene." Watch