12 Courses Required

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.


Requirements

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


Contact
Drew Conrad
(310) 825-9064
entertainmentstudies@uclaextension.edu
 

Estimated Cost
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.
 

Details
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 

Additional Details

Valid quarter starts for full-time study:
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Estimated Duration (Full-Time Pace):
4
Meets I-20/F1 Visa Requirements:
Yes
VA Approved?:
Yes

User Defined Field 1

200

User Defined Field 2

8400

User Defined Field 3

550

User Defined Field 4

Yes

Application

Name
Certificate in Acting

Courses

Minimum Required

Students must complete 2 electives (8 units) from 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.