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Independent Producing

This certificate program provides in-depth knowledge on how to produce your passion project.

This program is perfect for...

  • Individuals who want to become independent producers
  • Filmmakers
  • Entertainment professionals who already understand the production process and want to expand their knowledge
  • Individuals interested in filmmaking who already understand the production process

What you can learn.

  • What it takes to produce a film
  • How to market and distribute movies independently
  • How to leverage new technologies and the Internet
  • How maximize production values on a lower budget
Independent Producing

About this certificate.

The Independent Producing Certificate is designed for those who want to become independent producers and are already versed in filmmaking. Students will be taught the skills of marketing and distributing movies themselves, harnessing the power of new technologies and the Internet. Students will also learn to develop cost-effective and innovative digital marketing plans presenting unique campaign elements and opportunities for lower budget films, including the use of social media to build awareness and engage audiences. This short but comprehensive program will prepare students in all aspects of producing, from story development to marketing. The program curriculum does not cover the actual making of a film. A prerequisite understanding of the production and post-production process is recommended prior to start.

What our students say about our certificates.

What our certificates have done for our students.

85%

feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program

50%

switched careers after completing a certificate program

85%

recommend a 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 476.244
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.01
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.61
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.6
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Electives
Students must complete 2 electives (8 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Producing, Film and TV Development, or Business and Management of Entertainment. New electives are added regularly.
MGMT X 452.3
Typically Offered: Spring
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 476.894
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
FILM TV X 476.022
Typically Offered: Spring
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
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 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
MGMT X 402.32
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 403.01
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 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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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

4200.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

250.00

*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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