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 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) This Master of Arts degree in Film and Television 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 Established in 1997, 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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    • Producers Program Established in 1984, the Producers Program offers a highly individualized two-year program designed for creative people who wish to pursue careers as creative producers or executives in the entertainment industry.
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    • Production/Directing Production with an emphasis in Directing is a three to four-year program designed to develop artists in film, television and digital media. Our goal is to infuse the highest standards of craftsmanship with imaginative freedom and a sense of social responsibility.
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    • B.A. Theater Program
      Screenwriting The two-year 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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