36 months
32858 USD/year
32858 USD/year
17456 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Animation program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has been turning out innovative and accomplished artists for more than half a century, never more so than in the past decade, as the popularity and commercial impact of the genre has exploded.


About the Program

Striking a balance between technology and creativity, the Animation program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) allows students to learn every phase of the filmmaking process, from scriptwriting to editing, allowing them to become masters of a demanding craft while also becoming master storytellers. The tenet that has guided the program since its inception in 1948 is "one person, one film."

Working in the state-of-the art Walter Lantz Digital Animation Studio, students gain hands-on knowledge about the latest CG innovations that continue to transform the animation field. The studio is a matchless resource for instruction, research and student film production, made possible by generous gifts amounting to nearly $1 million from the Walter Lantz Foundation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animation Design
  • Writing for Animation
  • Animation Workshop
  • Visual Thinking and Organization for Animation (drawing)
  • Interactive Animation
  • Computer Animation for Film and Video

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • A Portfolio Breakdown
  • A Portfolio Submission (submit an Original Storyboard, submit Other Creative Work)
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Any international applicant whose first language is not English must certify proficiency in English when applying
  • U.S. immigration law requires that international applicants, if admitted, show documented evidence that sufficient funds to cover all tuition, fees, transportation, and living expenses are available for the first year of their studies at UCLA

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32858 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    32858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32858 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    17456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17456 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Beverly Hills

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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