New UCLA first year and transfer students are admitted to the major for fall quarter only. To be considered for admission, applicants are required to complete both the general University of California (UC) undergraduate application, as well as a department supplement.
For general information relating to undergraduate admission at UCLA, please visit www.admission.ucla.edu.
Change of major applications are considered once a year. Current UCLA students who petition to change their major are required to meet with the Student Affairs Officer prior to application, but no later than the eighth week of fall quarter. Review the Change of Major Application Worksheet below for detailed information about the application and admission process.
Should you have any questions after reviewing this information, please email email@example.com.
Supplemental Application Materials
Beginning in November, applicants who have submitted their UC application and have listed World Arts and Cultures as their first choice major to UCLA will have access to the online supplemental application World Arts and Cultures.
Due to the technical difficulties that many were experiencing on November 29, the deadline for the UC Application has been extended to 11:59 pm PST, Friday, December 4. Therefore, the supplemental application deadline for undergraduate applicants applying to World Arts and Cultures or Dance major has been extended to 10:00 am PST, Thursday, December 17 and include the following specific departmental requirements:
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Personal Statement
- Sample Research Paper
For full details about requirements and instructions on submission as well as formatting guidelines, please refer to the Supplemental Application Worksheet below:
UC Applications are due separately from the department’s Supplemental Application. Once an applicant submits the UC Application indicating the World Arts and Cultures major or the Dance major as their first choice major to UCLA, their UC Application will be processed within 1-6 business days. Once the UC Application is officially processed, applicants will use their UC Application ID to log into the online supplemental application. Undergraduate applicants must submit both the UC application and department supplement to be considered for admission into the major.
All supplemental materials must be submitted through the online upload system; any physical materials submitted to the department will not be considered in the review process.
Please note that UCLA and the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance are typically closed from mid-December through the first week in January. We will respond to all inquiries submitted during this time upon returning. If you are a current applicant and have questions during the holiday closure, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org and may receive a quicker response.
For B.A. in World Arts and Cultures Applicants Only
For new World Arts and Cultures major applicants only:
For World Arts and Cultures Change of Major applicants only:
Students may be interviewed as part of the application process. Review the Change of Major Application Worksheet below for more information about the application and admission process.