Admissions Information

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 130 for enrollment in September of the following year. Applications are accepted for Fall quarter only. Applications for admission are available online at http://admission.universityofcalifornia.eduFinancial 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 a statement of interest and goals. Beginning January 2, 2021, 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, 2021.

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 mid- to late March; transfer applications are notified in mid- to late April.

Related Links

Undergraduate Application
The University of California uses a single application—the Application for Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships—for all nine undergraduate campuses. The application filing period is November 1–30 for consideration for admission for September of the year following.

The Department of Art - Supplemental Application Worksheet
To download a worksheet to prepare materials for the online Supplemental Application.

Portfolio Tips and Advice | Introduction and Tip #1 (video)
What are you looking for in applicant portfolios and supplemental statements?

Portfolio Tips and Advice | Tip #2 
Is it better to include work all in one medium, or do you want to see a range of work?

Portfolio Tips and Advice | 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?

Portfolio Tips and Advice | 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)

Tips for Portfolio Digital Submissions
Image Preparation with iPhoto / with Adobe Photoshop

Recruitment Events Calendar
A calendar of events on campus, in California and throughout the United States that a representative from UCLA Arts will be attending. These include undergraduate and graduate college fairs and special UCLA Arts information sessions.

UCLA Arts General Admissions Information

Admissions Information Mailing List
  To have admissions materials sent to you by e-mail, please complete our online Web form.

Estimated Annual Fees
Estimated Undergraduate annual fees for UCLA

UCLA Undergraduate Admissions - General Web Page
For general information relating to undergraduate admission at UCLA

For Current UCLA Students Interested in Applying for the Art Major

For more information, please contact:

Caron Cronin, Student Advisor
UCLA Department of Art
2275 Broad Art Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

(310) 206-7363