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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

What our students say about our certificates.

What our certificates have 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

Courses

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

Required
FILM TV X 476.581
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 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
THEATER X 407.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
THEATER X 409
Typically Offered: Summer
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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.
Development
Students must complete 1 course (4 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Entertainment Development.
Producing
Students must complete 1 course (4 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Producing.
Electives
Students must complete 3 electives (12 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Entertainment 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.
FILM TV X 433.91
FILM TV X 433.77
FILM TV X 437.99
FILM TV X 432.888
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 478.13A
FILM TV X 478.27B
FILM TV X 478.27C
FILM TV X 478.39
FILM TV X 478.733
FILM TV X 479.088
FILM TV X 477.84
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.223
FILM TV X 476.243
FILM TV X 476.321
FILM TV X 476.581
FILM TV X 435.85WS
FILM TV X 438.40
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
FILM TV X 407.45
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
WRITING X 471.1
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 403.31
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.61
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 478.9
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
FILM TV X 499.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.6
FILM TV X 404
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 404A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually. 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.

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