9 Courses Required

The Business and Management of Entertainment Certificate is designed for aspiring mainstream Hollywood executives, as well as those interested in the world of independent filmmaking. Students gain an understanding of industry business practices by taking foundation courses that include pre-production, production, and post-production, as well as specific courses in business and legal affairs, finance and accounting, and marketing and distribution.


Students must complete a total of 9 courses (36 units) for the award. 6 courses (24 units) are required and the remaining 3 electives (12 units) are comprised of other courses numbered X 400-499 in Business and Management of Entertainment, Producing or Entertainment Development. New electives are added regularly.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be achieved for successful completion of the certificate program.

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

For course scheduling information and quarter by quarter enrollment recommendations, please visit the Entertainment Studies website: entertainment.uclaextension.edu/certificates/business-and-management-of-entertainment

Drew Conrad
(310) 825-9064

Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $6,200.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $550.00
Estimated Total Cost: $6,950.00

*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): 3 quarters

Estimated Duration (Half-Time pace): Up to 12 quarters
Internships Available: Yes

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Valid quarter starts for full-time study:
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Certificate in Business and Management of Entertainment


Minimum Required

Students must complete 3 electives (12 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Business and Management of Entertainment, Producing, or Entertainment Development. New electives are added regularly.