Students and Admissions

UCLA is California’s largest university, with an enrollment of more than 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The UCLA College of Letters and Science and the university’s 11 professional schools feature renowned faculty and offer more than 323 degree programs and majors. UCLA is a national and international leader in the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. Five alumni and five faculty members have been awarded the Nobel Prize.

Our Approach: Interdisciplinary

At the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television we celebrate the idea that stories can be told in an infinite number of ways, from the radically ancient to the radically modern. As a result, our approach to the art of storytelling is completely interdisciplinary — and completely unique. We are a place where there are no silos, boundaries or barriers between theater, film, television, digital media and cutting-edge research. In fact, we are the only place in the world where these disciplines are all integrated within a single professional school. There are no categories separating creativity and we use every tool, medium and platform to create and deliver our stories, to do our research, and to bring meaning to the world around us. We are a place where our students are prepared to be pioneers, leaders and game changers of tomorrow.


The University of California Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships is available beginning in October. Applicants should apply online at The applications filing period for fall begins November 1. The filing deadline for the UC undergraduate application is November 30. New students are admitted to the undergraduate programs once each year for the fall quarter only. Admission to the Theater undergraduate programs is at the freshman and junior level. To find more information about a specific degree, please visit our programs pages.


The UCLA Application for Graduate Admission should be used to apply for all graduate programs in our school. Applicants must complete the general UCLA application online at This application is available beginning in September. New students are admitted to the graduate programs once each year for the fall quarter only.

International Students

Students come from all over the world to attend UCLA. Part of what makes our university great is the wide variety of experiences and backgrounds our students bring to our campus community. Each year UCLA admits students from more than 50 countries. UCLA is truly an international institution located in one of the world’s most international cities. For information about international student admissions, please visit our International Students Admissions page.



UCLA Film & Television Archive

The UCLA Film & Television Archive is the largest moving image collection in the United States, second only to the Library of Congress. A jewel in the crown for TFT, the Archive is internationally renowned for its pioneering efforts and leading role in rescuing and restoring moving image media. The Archive has been responsible for the preservation of countless classics such as Cleopatra (1917), Double Indemnity, The Red Shoes, Chicago (1927) and many, many more. The Archive ensures that these priceless works live on for future generations, and are made available to today's public through screenings, shows and traveling exhibitions such as the celebrated Festival of Preservation. This veritable treasure trove of footage is not only vital to the history of film, television and theater, but is an invaluable resource, a mecca for research, and an endlessly enriching aspect of the UCLA educational experience.

Student Services Office

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.


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Scholarships and Donor Awards

Each year, more than 300 financial awards are handed out to students totaling nearly $1 million.

Our Neighborhood

The UCLA campus is located just north of Westwood Village, one of the most exciting shopping, dining and entertainment districts in Los Angeles. From the giant movie theaters of the Village and Century City to the vibrant Persian enclave of restaurants and shops on nearby Westwood Blvd, you spend your days in a picturesque urban area that other Angelenos travel far and waste precious petrol just to visit. Take advantage!

Useful Links

Links for Current Undergraduate Students

Links for Current Graduate Students

Student Highlights
GRAD STUDENT COMES TO UCLA TFT AFTER FINISHING MED SCHOOL The Daily Bruin recently caught up with filmmaker Myra Aquino. Read more about her journey here.
DGA STUDENT FILM AWARDS WINNER Grad student Kelly Pike is a DGA Student Film Awards winner in the Women’s Category for directing the film "Owen," which focuses on the plight of an impoverished woman. The DGA Student Film Awards take place annually to encourage and bring attention to outstanding minority and women film students at select universities around the country. The November awards ceremony was held at DGA headquarters.
WRITE ON!UCLA TFT grad student Eric Mallory Morgan takes first place at the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards Read more