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Headed by a faculty of internationally recognized artists and theoreticians and complemented by a roster of distinguished visiting lecturers, the department provides a strong grounding in the principal art traditions and in the visual language of contemporary studio practice within the context of a research university. Students drawn to this department are interested in developing and refining their approach to the making and doing of art.
Important Links & Resources
- Undergraduate Application
- Department of Art Supplemental Application Worksheet
- Tips for Portfolio Digital Submissions iPhoto / Adobe Photoshop
- Recruitment Events Calendar
- UCLA Arts General Admission Information
- Admissions Information Mailing List
- Estimated Annual Fees
- UCLA Undergraduate Admission - General Web Page
- For Current UCLA Students Interested in Applying for the Art Major
Students may apply for admission at the freshman level from high school or transfer from another college or university. The application filing period is November 1–30 for enrollment in September of the following year. Applications for admission are available online . Financial Aid is available for eligible students who require assistance.
Students are recommended for admission into the department based upon evidence of creative talent and academic achievement. In addition to the general UC application, Art applicants must complete a Supplemental Application which includes a portfolio of 8–10 images and additional written statements. Beginning January 2, 2023, applicants for the Art major at UCLA who submitted the UC application during the November filing period will be able to log in to the online Supplemental Application. The Supplemental Application must then be completed and submitted online no later than January 20, 2023.
Applicants can review Supplemental Application guidelines and prepare materials in advance of the January 20 deadline by referring to the Supplemental Application Worksheet .
Please note that only applicants who indicated Art as their first-choice major on the general UC Application will be considered for admission to the Art major at UCLA.
Undergraduate screening activities occur in February. Freshman applicants are notified in March; transfer applications are notified in April.
Portfolio Tips and Advice
- Introduction and Tip #1 - What are you looking for in applicant portfolios and supplemental statements?
- Tip #2 - Is it better to include work all in one medium, or do you want to see a range of work?
- Tip #3 - I want to be an Art major, but I haven’t taken many, or any, classes in Art. How do you suggest I build my portfolio?
- Tip #4 - Are there any tips you can offer for choosing pieces for my portfolio? Any common mistakes I should avoid in putting together my portfolio?
- Portfolio Tips and Application Advice (pdf)
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UCLA Graduate Programs
Forms and Applications Used by UCLA Graduate Education
Faculty and Staff
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Forms for Applicants
Admission: application for graduate admission.
Applicants are expected to be aware of all requirements and to submit all required information. The Graduate Education website and websites for individual programs c…
Admission: Cross Reference Sheet
Complete this form if your transcript is issued under a different name.
Admission: Transcript Request
Request official transcripts from your college or university registrar. (Also available as part of the online application).
Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students
Do not complete this form if you applied for graduate admissions online and completed the fellowship section.
UCLA applicants and students can sign up to subscribe to this extramural funding email list.
Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
UCLA's summer research program for undergraduates offers a promising opportunity for upper division students who want to learn more about the grad experience.
Tax Information & Forms for Fellowship Recipients at UCLA
Did you receive a UCLA fellowship as a graduate student? Read details about funding and tax information and forms, including W-9, GLACIER, and FAFSA.
Forms for Doctoral Students
Ase/gsr advance loan authorization.
The ASE/GSR Advance Loan Authorization PDF is a dynamic form that requires Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader (desktop version) to open. Please follow the instructions be…
Authorization to Work More than 50% Time
Should be completed by the hiring unit in collaboration with the student’s academic department (if different).
To route your fellowships and awards directly from your Bruin Account into your credit union or bank account, use Bruin Direct Deposit on MyUCLA.
Childcare Reimbursement Program
Guidelines, forms, and definitions for TAs, ASEs, and GSRs to receive reimbursement for the cost of childcare.
Fellowship Application for Continuing Graduate Students 2023-24
Current UCLA graduate students may apply for fellowships and research programs for the upcoming academic year. Deadlines are January-March.
File Your Thesis or Dissertation
Learn about master's thesis filing deadlines, committees, fees and formatting.
Filing Fee Application
Fill out Filing Fee application Graduate students (who meet the criteria below) can apply for a Filing Fee and pay a nominal fee in lieu of standard tuition and regi…
General Conditions for Student Travel
Travel reimbursements for UCLA graduate students. Airfare, lodging, and transportation may all be included.
Graduate Degree Petition
The Graduate Degree Petition is a dynamic form that requires Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader (desktop version) to open. Please right-click the form’s link and select…
Graduate Reviewer Application
To-Do-List for SAO, Department Chair, and APS.
Graduate Work-Study Program
UCLA's Graduate Work Study program is for students in need of graduate financial aid who seek work related to their education. Applications are due in November.
In Absentia Registration Petition for Graduate Students
Request a reduction of the campus Registration Fee if you plan to carry out academic research 100 miles or more away from UCLA.
To complete your language requirement, you’ll need to let us know which language exam or coursework you’ve taken. Needs a department recommendation.
Leave of Absence Request
"The Leave of Absence application is for current students looking to take an approved leave of between 1-3 terms. Permitted reasons include: • medical (requires no…
Major/Classification Change Petition
The Major/Classification Change Petition is used to add a major, request a change of major, or change of degree objective.
Nomination of Doctoral Committee
PhD students can nominate their doctoral committee and read UCLA's regulations.
Nomination of Professional (Non-Ph.D.) Doctoral Committee
Professional (non-PhD) doctoral students can nominate their doctoral committee and read UCLA's regulations.
University-wide policy and procedure on part-time graduate enrollment. Graduate students enrolled on a part-time basis and pay reduced fees.
Reconstitution of the Doctoral Committee and/or Change in Final Oral Examination Requirement
Are you a PhD student who needs to make changes to your doctoral committee? Fill out this form with the departmental chair or a graduate advisor.
Registration and Enrollment Petition
Students can register, enroll, or change study lists from the past. Requires departmental signatures.
Student Research & Travel Reimbursement Form
Recipients of the University of California-Historically Black Colleges & Universities (UC-HBCU) Initiative Fellowship can be reimbursed for up to $1,000 for professi…
UAW Local 2865 Membership Election Form
A new form must be signed on an annual basis by Academic Student Employees (ASE). Pursuant to Article 29 Union Security.
UC Intercampus Exchange Program
Want to study at a different University of California (UC) campus? UCLA students must fill out a form and obtain an advisor or chair's approval.
UCLA Doctoral Student Travel Grants for Conferences, Professional Development and Off-Campus Research (DTG)
UCLA doctoral students may be reimbursed up to $1,000 for conferences, professional development and off-campus research travel expenses.
Forms for Master's Students
Master’s advancement to candidacy petition.
Students in the masters programs at UCLA can use this to request advancement to candidacy status by listing courses they have taken.
Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee
Master's students can nominate their thesis committee and read UCLA's regulations.
Reconstitution of Master’s Thesis Committee
Are you a master's student who needs to make changes to your thesis committee? Fill out this form with the departmental chair or a graduate advisor.
Forms for Faculty and Staff
Action to recommend admission.
Used by departments to recommend an applicant for admissions. Can only be viewed by faculty & staff.
Appoint a Departmental Scholar as a Teaching Assistant Petition
When the availability of qualified graduate students who are willing and able to serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) is insufficient, departments and programs may hir…
ASE Appointments Department Update Form
Academic Student Employees (ASE) anticipated openings update form.
Departmental Access Roster
Used to request request access to Document Direct Reports and the BAR system. Can only be viewed by faculty & staff.
Departmental Allocation Recommendations
Used to award students departmental allocation funds. Can only be viewed by faculty & staff.
Graduate Admissions/Student Academic Services List Subscription
UCLA Faculty & Staff can subscribe to get emails about academic services and admission in the Graduate School.
Graduate Financial Services List Subscription
Subscribe to receive emails about tax issues, award processing, BAR and more. For UCLA faculty and staff only.
Initial GLACIER Information Form
Departments initiate a tax record form called GLACIER which they can give to UCLA foreign graduate students, postdocs, and VGRs who will work or receive funding thro…
Intranet Registration Form for Faculty and Staff
Request access to UCLA Graduate Division Intranet, which is open to Admissions, Financial Services, and other areas. For faculty and staff.
Matching Funds Request Form
Used by departments to request matching funds for extramural graduate student training grants. Can only be viewed by faculty & staff.
Recruitment Visit Reimbursement Form
Used by departments to request recruitment visit funds. Can only be viewed by faculty & staff.
Report on Oral Qualifying Examination & ATC Request
Used by the doctoral student’s department to notify Academic Services of the results of Oral Qualifying Examination.