Sylvan Oswald, Head of Playwriting, welcomes any questions you may have about UCLA’s Graduate Playwriting Program via soswald@tft.ucla . edu.


Reach out to TFT Grad Advising for questions about applying, costs, or other matters via theatergrad@tft.ucla . edu or 310-206-8441.


We welcome your application by January 4 for Fall 2021.
Start your application process here under the Apply tab.  


Graduate school tuition and funding packages vary annually based on UC budgets and the student's state of residence.*  The program supports students by splitting grants among our cohort, offering financial awards for achievement, and staffing salaried departmental teaching assistantships. For more information, view current fees by looking up the Theater MFA. Take a deeper dive into the graduate school’s finance pages here. Any calculations and information about financial support only relates to educational costs and not housing or cost of living. Unfortunately, international student funding is not available.

* Tuition is lowest for California residents. Generally speaking, residency is established when the student is physically present in California for at least 366 days and demonstrates intent to permanently remain in the state.  For more information on UC residency requirements, see the UC Residence Policy and Guidelines and this helpful list of Ten Things Graduate Students Need to Know about residency.