Learn the ins and outs of producing short films and features from Hollywood professionals.

This program is perfect for...

  • Individuals pursuing a career in producing
  • Filmmakers
  • Entertainment professionals looking to transition into producing
  • Individuals exploring filmmaking careers

What you can learn.

  • Discuss the role of story
  • Learn the creative producing process
  • Explore physical production roles and responsibilities
  • Study the fundamentals of financing, marketing and distribution

Gain real-world insights into planning, creating and packaging films.


Taught by Hollywood professionals, the UCLA Extension Producing Certificate program gives students 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.

Format: Online and In-Person
Duration: 1 year (full-time pace) to 3 years
Unit Requirement: 48
GPA Requirement: minimum 3.0 for certificate completion

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

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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


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

Required Courses
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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
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
Select 1 producing course from the list below.
FILM TV X 476.6
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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

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


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.

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.

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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.

Learn more:

International Students: How to Apply

Academic Requirements & English Language Proficiency

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