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.
This program is perfect for...
- Individuals pursuing a career in entertainment development
- Individuals pursuing a career as an entertainment acquisition executive
- Individuals pursuing a career as a creative producer for film and television
- Entertainment professionals looking to expand their expertise to development
What you can learn.
- The development cycle and how it affects the production of content
- How to develop compelling stories
- How to write coverage
- How to make a project attractive to potential buyers
About this certificate.
The Film and TV Development Certificate is ideal for those interested in becoming development or acquisitions executives and creative producers in the Film and TV industry. After taking a series of 4 foundation courses students learn specific skills that can prepare them for entry-level positions in the industry. They gain an understanding of how to write coverage, develop compelling stories, and make a project attractive to potential buyers.
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Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.
The following course should be completed within the first 2 quarters of study:
- FILM TV X 404 Pre-Production and Production for Film and Television
The following courses should be taken prior to X 476.244 Story Development Workshop: Crafting Your Original Story.
- FILM TV X 476.22 Story Analysis for Film and Television
- FILM TV X 476.894 Introduction to Feature Film Development
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.
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The Certificate in Film and TV Development 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.