What will I learn?

Areas of Study

Painting and drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, new genres, and interdisciplinary studio. There are no limits to the variations, extent, or value of these designations.

A minimum of 72 units in the department in upper-division and graduate level courses is required, with a B average or better. Within those 72 units, a minimum of 40 quarter units in the 200 series must be taken, including at least four units (one course) per academic year of Art 276 until completion of the degree, a minimum of 24 quarter units in the field of specialization, and eight units of Art C280.

A minimum total of 12 quarter units of art history and an additional 28 quarter units of art history or history, theory and criticism course work offered by related departments such as architecture and urban design, comparative literature, design media arts, film, television, and digital media, and world arts and cultures in undergraduate or graduate study are also required (including Art C280). Studio-based courses cannot count as substitutions for this requirement. Art history and theory and criticism courses completed as an undergraduate count toward fulfilling the department's combined 40-unit art history requirement but do not count toward the 72 units required for the degree. Students with few or no art history or theory or criticism courses in undergraduate study may take art history or theory or criticism upper division or graduate courses at UCLA as electives to be counted toward the 40-unit art history requirement and toward the total units required for the degree.

Which department am I in?

School of the Arts and Architecture

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 72 units)

Tuition fees
US$34,895.28 per year
Given fee includes Nonresident Supplemental Tuition (NRST), Tuition fee, Student Services Fee etc
Application deadline

Expected January 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


School of the Arts and Architecture

1317 Perloff Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 570 in paper based TOEFL.

For international students

An international student whose post-secondary education is completed outside of the U.S. is expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above average scholarship from a university or university-level institution.

IELTS Academic overall band score should be at least 7.0 is the minimum required.

TOEFL score on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.