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

What our students say about our certificates.

What our certificates have done for our students.


feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program


switched careers after completing a certificate program


recommend a certificate program to others

Source: UCLA Extension Certificate Graduates Survey


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

Required Courses
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.
FILM TV X 478.13A
FILM TV X 478.733
FILM TV X 479.088
FILM TV X 476.243
FILM TV X 476.223
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 499.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.6
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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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


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*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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