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All MFA programs in Film, Television and Digital Media are full-time programs. The department admits new students only once each year for the Fall Quarter and the next application period is for Fall 2025. We will be publishing the Fall 2025 supplemental requirements by September 13, 2024.

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

How to Apply




By the time of entrance, MFA applicants must:

  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Satisfy the University of California’s Graduate Admission Requirements.
  • Complete equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree.



Deadline: February 1, 2024

UCLA Graduate Application

Complete the Application for Graduate Admission.

  • Indicate MFA, Film and Television, Animation as the program.
  • Upload the Statement of Purpose
    • Submit a 1-2 page document
  • Upload a Personal Statement
  • Upload a Portfolio Breakdown
  • Upload a Portfolio Submission
    • Submit an Original Storyboard
    • Submit Other Creative Work
    • For guidelines on portfolio submissions, click here.
  • Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
    • Enter the names and emails of all recommenders into the Application for Graduate Admission

Deadline: February 1, 2024


Mail an official copy of all transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.

  • Note: Community college transcripts are not necessary.

Request that all test scores be sent directly to UCLA.

  • Only test scores taken by December 31, 2024 will be accepted.
  • The GRE UCLA Code is 4837 and the Department Code is 2409.
    • Note: The GRE is not Required for MFA Applicants.


Mailing Address

Graduate Film Admissions: Animation
UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media
103 East Melnitz Hall, Box 951622
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1622