The Acting Certificate is designed for those who want to pursue an acting career in film, television, commercials and digital media. After taking a series of foundation courses, students hone their performance, auditioning, and improvisation skills under the guidance of acting professionals. Students have ample opportunity to perform in front of the camera and learn the practical business skills needed to succeed in the industry.
Students must complete a total of 12 courses (48 units) for the award. 10 courses (40 units) are required and the remaining 2 electives (8 units) are comprised of other courses numbered X 400-499 in Acting, Directing, Producing, Entertainment Development, Business and Management of Entertainment, Cinematography, Post-Production, or Music. New electives are added regularly.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be achieved for successful completion of the certificate 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 sequentially:
- THEATER X 410.3 Acting for the Camera I
- THEATER X 410.5 Acting for the Camera II
For course scheduling information and quarter by quarter enrollment recommendations, please visit the Entertainment Studies website: entertainment.uclaextension.edu/certificates/acting
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $8,400.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $550.00
Estimated Total Cost: $9,150.00
*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the certificate for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.
The program is open to enrollment in any quarter for both domestic and F-1 Visa students.
Estimated Duration (Full-Time pace): 4 quarters
Estimated Duration (Half-Time pace): Up to 12 quarters
Internships Available: Yes