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 12 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 August. New students are admitted to UCLA TFT undergraduate programs once each year for the fall quarter only. Admission to the undergraduate Theater program is at the freshman and junior level. To find more information about a specific degree, please visit our programs pages. More information about applying to the University of California can be found on the University of California website. The regular application filing period for the fall quarter is November 1-30.


Admission to the graduate programs at UCLA TFT begin with the Application for Graduate Admission, which can be found at the Steps to Apply to a UCLA Graduate Program page and is available beginning in September. New students are admitted 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. More information can be found on the UCLA International Admission page.


Student Spotlight
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