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 seeking creative producer jobs in film and television
- Learners interested in entertainment development positions
- Professionals pursuing careers as entertainment acquisition executives
- Entertainment industry insiders seeking to expand their expertise in development
What you can learn.
- Become familiar with the development cycle and how it affects production
- Understand and develop compelling stories
- Learn how to write coverage
- Discuss how to make a project attractive to potential buyers
Prepare for a career in development for film and TV.
The UCLA Extension Film and TV Development Certificate program is ideal for those interested in becoming development or acquisitions executives and creative producers.
Students will learn skills to prepare for entry-level positions in the industry, including how to write coverage, develop compelling stories, and make a project attractive to potential buyers.
Duration: 1 year (full-time pace) to 3 years
Unit Requirement: 48
GPA Requirement: minimum 3.0 for certificate completion
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
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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Estimated Program Tuition
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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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This certificate is approved for international students (F-1 student visa).
Students participating in courses offered solely by UCLA Extension must meet the English Language Requirements outlined below. Any international student interested in taking classes on UCLA’s main campus must adhere to the English Requirements outlined for UCLA courses.
Acceptable tests and minimum scores
Scores that are equal to or higher than the listed minimum scores from the following tests, taken within the past two years, can satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
- TOEFL: 80 (iBT)
- IELTS: 6.5
- iTEP: 4.5
- CAE: B (CEFR C1)
- CPE: C (CEFR C2)
- TOEIC: 685
- DUOLINGO (DET): 105
While no other type of test score is accepted in general, students who are affected by test center closures may request an exception to submit an alternate test score.
International Baccalaureates (IB) students or students currently enrolled in an academic institution where the primary language of instruction is English may submit an official academic transcript or verification of enrollment from their school as proof of English proficiency.