Graduate Film, Television and Digital Media Programs

We offer a variety of graduate programs that lead to an array of potential career paths. Many of our graduates are working successfully as writers, producers, directors, editors, cinematographers, journalists, animators, educators and executives. Some choose to work for major studios, while others dedicate their time to independent filmmaking and entertainment endeavors; many also go on to teach.

    • Animation MFA The UCLA Animation Workshop has been turning out innovative and accomplished artists for over half a century, never more so than in the past decade, as the popularity and commercial impact of the genre has exploded.
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    • Cinema and Media Studies MA The Master of Arts degree in Cinema and Media Studies programs offers an unusually extensive range of graduate seminars in film, television and media history that embrace films from many genres and national cinemas.
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    • Cinema and Media Studies PhD The PhD Program is designed to encourage a small number of highly qualified, motivated students to refine their research skills as they pursue the scholarly exploration of film, television and digital media both as significant forms of art and as social communication.
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    • Cinematography MFA Established in 1997, the Master of Fine Arts degree in Production with an emphasis in Cinematography is a four-year program that trains students in the aesthetic, technical, and organizational aspects of cinematography.
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    • Moving Image Archive Studies MA The future of our moving image heritage depends upon the skills of the archival professional. Over the past two decades, the technical and cultural challenges to preserving that heritage have steadily increased. And yet, until now, there has been no systematic program for it.
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    • Producers Programs MFA Established in 1984 and designed for creative people who wish to pursue careers as creative producers or executives in the entertainment industry, the Producers Program offers a highly individualized two-year Master of Fine Arts degree track.
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    • Production/Directing MFA The UCLA Master of Fine Arts degree in Production with an emphasis in Directing is a four-year program designed to develop artists in film and video. Our goal is to infuse the highest standards of craftsmanship with the imaginative freedom and sense of social responsibility.
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    • B.A. Theater Program
      Screenwriting MFA The two-year Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting program challenges students to write well-structured stories inhabited by vivid, compelling characters. The program explores the elements of character, dialogue, scene, setting, texture, style, and tone.
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    • BA Theater Program
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