Welcome to the city that sparks the stories, makes the dreams and launches legends

Welcome to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, where diverse, talented students from all over the world are steeped in humanistic storytelling and follow a leading-edge, 21st‑century interdisciplinary approach to the art and craft of the entertainment and performing arts industries. We develop the kind of artists and scholars who use their voices, their works and their research to enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.

Under the mentorship of industry leaders and TFT's award-winning faculty, distinguished visiting artists and scholars, students share their innovative voices and build distinctive, successful careers in every medium and on every entertainment and performing arts platform, whether it's mainstream, independent or cutting-edge digital. And they join a global community of remarkable alumni that includes Academy Award winners, Emmy winners, Golden Globe winners and Tony winners. Some accomplished alumni include: Francis Ford Coppola, Alexander Payne, Gore Verbinski, Tim Robbins, Mariska Hargitay, John Rando, Charles Burnett, Frank Marshall, Justin Lin, Carol Burnett, Darren Star, Rob Reiner, Jack Black, Judy Kaye, Jim Morrison, James Dean, James Franco and Ben Stiller. Plus an amazing array of other alumni breaking new ground in animation, directing, writing, designing, producing, show-running, scholarship and digital innovation.

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