Film and TV Development

This certificate provides the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and sell your film and TV ideas.

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

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

Students must complete 3 electives (12 units) of other 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 433.77
FILM TV X 437.99
FILM TV X 478.733
FILM TV X 479.088
FILM TV X 478.13A
FILM TV X 478.27B
FILM TV X 478.27C
FILM TV X 478.39
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 431.999
FILM TV X 478.9
FILM TV X 476.6
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Suggested Prerequisites

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

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.

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*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.

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Visa Requirement Applicable
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