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Producing

In this certificate program, Hollywood professionals give you an insider view into producing.

This program is perfect for...

  • Individuals pursuing a career in producing
  • Filmmakers
  • Entertainment professionals who want to transition into producing
  • Individuals interested in filmmaking

What you can learn.

  • The role of story
  • The creative producing process
  • Physical production roles and responsibilities
  • Fundamentals of financing, marketing, and distribution

About this certificate.

Producing

Taught by Hollywood professionals, our Producing Certificate gives participants an insider view of the “real world” aspects of producing. Students learn the essential skills and knowledge needed for both creative and physical producing.

The curriculum emphasizes the role of story as well as principles of financing, marketing, and distribution.

Students also benefit from extensive networking opportunities with both industry expert instructors and peers from around the world.

Professional training from industry experts.

Expect more from your education.

Learn from Industry Leaders

Internationally acclaimed film producer, film festivals moderator, author, and educator. Author of Making it Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker's Guide to Short Films.

Kim Adelman
FREE VIRTUAL EVENT

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Join us virtually for the 7th annual UCLAxFilmFest, featuring networking opportunities and live panels with established producers and directors. Attendance is free. RSVPs are required. 

SEPTEMBER 9-12, 2022

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I think it’s just so daunting starting a short film. The Producing Certificate really helped me get a grasp of how I should plan my shoot, who I should reach out to, what I need help with, how I could cut corners budget-wise.

Nicole N. Nequinto
Producing Certificate Student

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 404
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 404A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.31
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.244
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.34
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 478.13A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Marketing
Select 1 marketing course from the list below.
MGMT X 403.61
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 476.99
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Producing
Select 1 producing course from the list below.
FILM TV X 476.6
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 475
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
FILM TV X 478.733
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
Elective Courses
Complete 4 electives (16 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Producing, DirectingFilm and TV Development, or Business and Management of Entertainment. Below is a list of suggested electives. 
Suggested Electives
MGMT X 402.32
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 403.33
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 404.2
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
FILM TV X 408
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 431
Typically Offered: Winter
FILM TV X 476.022
Typically Offered: Spring
FILM TV X 479.088
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 499.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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Suggested Prerequisites

The following courses should be completed within the first 2 quarters of study:

  • FILM TV X 404 Pre-Production and Production for Film and Television
  • MGMT X 403.31 The Business of Entertainment

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.

Application & Candidacy Fee

200.00

Estimated Program Tuition

8400.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

550.00

*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.

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn more:

International Students: How to Apply

Academic Requirements & English Language Proficiency

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