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Graduate Study

The advanced degree programs offer graduate students with unique research opportunities when combined with special resources such as the Young Research Library, UCLA Film and Television Archive, Geffen Playhouse, Arts Library special collections, and UCLA exhibit and performance venues.

Fellowships, grants, and assistantships are available through the dean of the Graduate Division. Donor awards are available through the School of Theater, Film, and Television.


In addition to requiring that applicants hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree of professional title from an international institution, each department in the school has limitations and additional requirements. Detailed information can be found in program requirements for UCLA graduate degrees.

For information on the proficiency in English requirements for international graduate students, see Graduate Admission in the Graduate Study chapter.

Degree Requirements

Requirements to fulfill each degree objective vary according to the degree and the department. For complete degree requirements, see program requirements for UCLA graduate degrees.