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Entertainment Studies

From development to cinematography, this certificate will help you discover the ins and outs of the entertainment industry.

This program is perfect for...

  • Individuals pursuing a career in the entertainment industry
  • Filmmakers
  • Entertainment professionals looking to expand their expertise in acting, directing, cinematography, development, and producing
  • Individuals with a passion for the entertainment industry

What you can learn.

  • Entertainment business principles
  • Pre-production, production, and post-production processes
  • Filmmaking fundamentals
  • Elements of acting, cinematography, directing, development, and producing
Entertainment Studies

About this certificate.

The Entertainment Studies Certificate is designed for those who are interested in exploring careers as filmmakers and content creators in all sectors of the industry, it is ideal for students who possess a passion for entertainment and prefer to shape their own program from a wide variety of areas, including acting, directing, and producing.

What our students say about our certificates.

What this certificate has done for our students.

100%

found a new or better position after completing the program

90%

feel they made valuable connections with classmates

100%

switched careers after completing the certificate program

89%

recommend the certificate program to others

Source: UCLA Extension Certificate Graduates Survey

Courses

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

Required Courses
FILM TV X 476.581
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.31
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
Acting
Students must complete 1 course (4 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Acting.
THEATER X 407.42
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
THEATER X 407.78
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
THEATER X 422.12
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
FILM TV X 438.40
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
FILM TV X 407.45
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
THEATER X 407.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
THEATER X 409
Typically Offered: Summer
THEATER X 410.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
THEATER X 410.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
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Cinematography
Students must complete 1 course (4 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Cinematography.
Directing
Students must complete 1 course (4 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Directing.
FILM TV X 475.44
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.12B
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
FILM TV X 476.271
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
FILM TV X 476.581
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.95
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.95B
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
FILM TV X 478.9
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Development
Students must complete 1 course (4 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Film and TV Development.
FILM TV X 476.22
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.242
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
FILM TV X 476.243
Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.244
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.894
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Producing
Students must complete 1 course (4 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Producing.
FILM TV X 478.13A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 478.733
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
FILM TV X 479.088
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.022
Typically Offered: Spring
FILM TV X 476.223
Typically Offered: Fall
MGMT X 403.61
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 499.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 475
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
FILM TV X 476.6
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 404
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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Electives
Students must complete 3 electives (12 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Film and TV Development, Producing, Business and Management of Entertainment, Post-Production, Acting, Cinematography, Directing, Writers' Program/Feature Film, Writers' Program/Television, Writers' Program/Special Topics in Film & TV, or Music. New electives are added regularly.
SCRIPT X 464.4E
SCRIPT X 421.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
SCRIPT X 421.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
SCRIPT X 410.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
SCRIPT X 410.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
SCRIPT X 410.4
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
SCRIPT X 410.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 452.3
Typically Offered: Spring
THEATER X 407.42
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
THEATER X 407.78
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
THEATER X 422.12
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
FILM TV X 479.088
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 477.84
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 479.613
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 478.13A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 478.27B
FILM TV X 478.27C
FILM TV X 478.733
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
FILM TV X 438.40
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
FILM TV X 476.95B
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
FILM TV X 475.44
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.022
Typically Offered: Spring
FILM TV X 476.12B
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
FILM TV X 476.22
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.223
Typically Offered: Fall
FILM TV X 476.242
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
FILM TV X 476.243
Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.244
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.271
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
FILM TV X 476.581
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.894
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
FILM TV X 476.95
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 407.45
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
THEATER X 407.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
THEATER X 409
Typically Offered: Summer
THEATER X 410.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
THEATER X 410.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
THEATER X 419.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
THEATER X 433
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
THEATER X 438
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MUSC X 448.14B
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 476.99
Typically Offered: Fall, 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 403.01
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.31
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.33
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 403.34
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.61
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 499.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 499.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 478.9
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
FILM TV X 475
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
FILM TV X 476.6
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
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

8400.00

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 the entertainment industry 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. 

Learn more about our Film and TV Internship or Music Industry Internship.

The Certificate in Entertainment Studies 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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