12 Courses Required

The Film and TV Development Certificate is ideal for those interested in becoming development or acquisitions executives and creative producers in the Film and TV industry. After taking a series of four foundation courses students learn specific skills that can prepare them for entry-level positions in the industry. They gain an understanding of how to write coverage, develop compelling stories, and make a project attractive to potential buyers.


Requirements

Students must complete a total of 12 courses (48 units) for the award. 9 courses (36 units) are required and the remaining 3 electives (12 units) are comprised of other courses numbered X 400-499 in Entertainment Development, Producing, Business and Management of Entertainment, Post-Production, Acting, Cinematography, Directing, Writers' Program/Feature Film, Writers' Program/Television, Writers' Program/Special Topics in Film & TV, 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 prior to X 476.244 Story Development Workshop: Crafting Your Original Story.

  • FILM TV X 476.22 Story Analysis for Film and Television
  • FILM TV X 476.894 Introduction to Feature Film Development

For course scheduling information and quarter by quarter enrollment recommendations, please visit the Entertainment Studies website: http://entertainment.uclaextension.edu/certificates/film-and-tv-development/


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

User Defined Field 1

200

User Defined Field 2

8400

User Defined Field 3

550

User Defined Field 4

Yes

User Defined Field 8

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 prior to X 476.244 Story Development Workshop: Crafting Your Original Story.

  • FILM TV X 476.22 Story Analysis for Film and Television
  • FILM TV X 476.894 Introduction to Feature Film Development

Application

Name
Certificate in Film and TV Development

Courses

Minimum Required

Students must complete 3 electives (12 units) of other courses numbered X 400-499 in Entertainment Development, Producing, Business and Management of Entertainment, Post-Production, Acting, Cinematography, Directing, Writers' Program/Feature Film, Writers' Program/Television, Writers' Program/Special Topics in Film & TV, or Music. New electives are added regularly.