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Business and Management of Entertainment

From film industry principles to the legal and financial aspects of entertainment, this certificate provides a thorough understanding of the entertainment business. Available Formats: Online | In-Person

This program is perfect for...

  • Aspiring Hollywood executives
  • Entertainment professionals looking to expand their expertise
  • Individuals interested in business with an emphasis on entertainment
  • Individuals interested in filmmaking

What you can learn.

  • Entertainment business and legal affairs
  • Film industry foundations, including pre-production, production, and post-production
  • Entertainment-focused finance and accounting
  • Entertainment-focused marketing and distribution
film business

About this program.

The Business and Management of Entertainment Certificate is designed for aspiring mainstream Hollywood executives, as well as those interested in the world of independent filmmaking.

Students gain an understanding of industry business practices by taking foundation courses that include pre-production, production, and post-production, as well as specific courses in business and legal affairs, finance and accounting, and marketing and distribution.

Format: This certificate can be completed 100% online or in-person. Courses are offered in online and classroom formats.

 

 

What our certificates have done for our students.

83%

feel the certificate helped them enhance their careers

88%

feel they made valuable connections with classmates

91%

switched careers after completing the certificate program

2 in 3

recommend the certificate program to others

Source: UCLA Extension Certificate Graduates Survey

Expect more from your education.

Learn from Industry Leaders

More than 25 years experience in the green-lighting, marketing, and distribution of 200+ films, with strategies that have produced over $5 billion in theatrical box office. 

Randy Greenberg
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I learned the ins and outs of the industry, the business side of it, and it gave me a holistic approach to filmmaking. One of the things I learned a lot about was financing, which is one of the hardest things for independent filmmakers. I also met many people who are still my collaborators and friends.

Luisa Novo
Business & Management of Entertainment & Producing Certificate Student

Courses

Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
MGMT X 476.99
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 403.01
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.31
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.34
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 404
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 404A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Elective Courses
Complete 3 electives (12 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Business and Management of Entertainment, Producing, or Film and TV Development. Below is a list of suggested electives.
Suggested Electives
FILM TV X 479.088
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.022
Typically Offered: Spring
MGMT X 448.84
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MGMT X 404.2
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MGMT X 402.32
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 403.33
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 403.61
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 499.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 408
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 431
Typically Offered: Winter
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The program is open for enrollment in any quarter for both domestic and international students (F-1 student visa). 

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee

200.00

Estimated Program Tuition

6300.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

550.00

*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

An internship in film and television can provide you with practical experience in a variety of job functions. Certificate students must complete a minimum of 12 units of program curriculum (3 courses) before completing the application for approval to enroll in an internship.

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The Certificate in Business and Management of Entertainment is approved for international students (F-1 student visa). 

International students may begin the certificate program in any quarter.

International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting test scores from either TOEFL, IELTS or iTEP. Some applicants may be exempt from this requirement if certain criteria are met. 

English language proficiency (minimum*):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5 

*Admitted international students whose test scores are below 100 on TOEFL iBT, 7.0 on the IELTS Academic, or 5.1 on the iTEP Academic-Plus will be required to take 1-2 supplemental English as a Second Language courses.

 

Learn more:

Academic Requirements & English Language Proficiency

International Students: How to Apply

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