Freshman Film BA Admissions

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About the Program

For freshmen, the Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television is a four year program consisting primarily of two years of general college studies and two years of major coursework. The Department of Film, Television, & Digital Media (FTVDM) admits new students only once each year for the Fall Quarter.

About Applications

Together, all of the application materials will provide the admissions committee a clear and compelling picture of who you are. The application materials should include your significant life experiences, your most important personal traits and greatest strengths, your special creative talents, your values and goals in life, and your vision for the kind of work you hope to pursue.

An applicant should demonstrate a strong liberal arts and humanistic education, exceptional literacy, outstanding communication skills, and unique creative ability. Prior experience in film and television is not required.

We do not accept films, DVDs, or CDs.

Applicants must submit all required application materials to be considered for admission.

UC Application Deadline: November 30, 2016

Freshman Supplemental Application Deadline: December 7, 2016

Click Here for an Application Worksheet and More Detailed Instructions on How to Apply

Please complete all of the following steps:

Step 1: UC Application

Step 2: Supplemental Application

  • Complete the TFT Undergraduate Supplemental Application.
    • Must be completed ONLINE by December 7, 2016.
    • Complete all required information.
    • Indicate areas of interest within Film.
    • Upload Supplemental Materials
      • Personal Essay (2 page max).
      • Life Challenge Essay (2 page max).
      • Writing Sample.
        • Critical Essay (3 page max).
        • or
        • Creative Writing (5 page max).
    • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation.
      • Enter the Names and Emails of all recommenders into the TFT Undergraduate Supplemental Application.
    • Upload Unofficial copies of all Transcripts.
By the time of entrance, Freshman Applicants must:

UC Application Deadline: November 30, 2016

Freshman Supplemental Application Deadline: December 7, 2016

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

For more information on requirements and applying to UCLA as an International Student, visit http://www.admission.ucla.edu/prospect/intl.htm.

FAFSA

For U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents interested in receiving financial aid in the 2017-2018 year, note that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline for UCLA is March 2, 2017. Applicants must complete the FAFSA by this date if they want to be eligible for all awards, work-study, and scholarships that UCLA offers. If applying after March 2, please check with the Financial Aid Office for available funding opportunities. www.financialaid.ucla.edu

DREAM Act

For non-US Citizens or non-Permanent Residents who are approved to pay in-state tuition because they graduated from a high school in California; they will need to complete the California DREAM application by the March 2, 2017 deadline. The DREAM application can be accessed at https://dream.csac.ca.gov. If applying after March 2, please check with the Financial Aid Office for available funding opportunities. www.financialaid.ucla.edu

If you have any additional information, call 310-206-8441, or email filmundergrad@tft.ucla.edu.

**Please do not contact the department to check on your application, as we cannot update you on your application status or materials.

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