Open Access Educational Tools & Resources

Access and Opportunity

In an ongoing effort to eliminate barriers to education and strengthen our global community’s connection to UCLA, we are proud to offer UCLAxOpen, open access education for all.

UCLAxOpen is your gateway to no-cost personal enrichment and professional development courses and seminars offered via UCLA Extension.

These complimentary online courses and seminars are designed to provide timely and relevant lifelong learning opportunities, bringing UCLAx to the world.

Note: The courses offered below are numbered 700-799. These non-credit courses do not confer academic credit or continuing education units, and will not appear on student transcripts. Learn more about course numbers.

Business & Management

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Experiential Billionaire: The Art, Science and Path to Building a Life Rich in Experiences
October 10
Join our thought-provoking and exciting panel of entrepreneurs as they give us an in-depth look into their latest ventures in enriching life beyond financial success.

Design & Arts

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Design a Brilliant Career and Find Your Professional Purpose
September 26
Design education leader Scott Hutchinson teaches you how to take your design career goals from lackluster to brilliant.

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Masters of Design Cover Series
October 17
Join Visual Arts department director, Scott Hutchinson, and this quarter’s master cover designer to explore the inspiration for the current cover.

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Catalyzing Creativity: Image Creation in the New Age of Generative AI
October 23
This workshop will inspire you to explore the limitless possibilities of AI-generated imagery, learn how they are different, and ignite your passion for innovation and creativity.

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The Art of Motion Graphic Design
November 9
This free workshop is for anyone interested in bringing design to life with animation. In this workshop you learn the process of creating your first animation, and explore the tools professional motion graphic animators use.

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Idea to Image: Illustration for Designers
November 16
Discover how illustration is less about technique and more about communication and connection.

Education

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Business and Legal Basics for Child Care Professionals
October 7 - 21
Business and Legal Basics for Child Care Professionals 3 part webinar series provides basic information on legal and business best practices for childcare professionals. This series is the perfect introduction to the early childhood education profession or sustaining an ECE career.

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Hands on Sciences in Early Childhood Education
November 17
Learn how to teach practical science lessons to early childhood education students. This course will give an overview on how to introduce students to difference science fields and motivate them to learn science.

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Cybersecurity Threats and Prevention Strategies
October 30 or November 17
This webinar will provide an overview of various threats and methods that hackers use to penetrate a network.

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Understanding Blockchain—Seminar Series
November 1
This free seminar series presents a variety of topics in the revolutionary new space of blockchain technology, such as crypto, NFTs, and more. Join us live and engage with industry experts and influential guest speakers.

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The Top 5 Strategies for Building a Resilient Life
October 19 or December 7
In these uncertain and often chaotic times, curve balls happen. Join us to hear the top 5 strategies for building critical resilience to deal with the unexpected when it happens.

Taste of Osher

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Journalist Philip Bump Discusses The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America
October 24
In this course, author Philip Bump shares the findings from his book, The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America.

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Let's Talk about Race, Baby
November 6 - 20
This workshop will introduce participants to the tenets of Critical Race Theory and help students understand how critical theories can unpack the role that institutions play in promoting white supremacist structures and systems.

Writing

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Introduction to Picture Books
September 27
Learn how to start writing picture books in this basic workshop for absolute beginners.

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The Business of Writing: Practical Skills for the Professional Writer
October 21
Learn the strategies and tips to succeed and thrive as a professional writer, from branding yourself and your work to confidently discussing money and contracts.

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Animals as Souls and the Magic of Objects in Middle Grade and Young Adult Literature
October 28
Explore symbolic elements of children's literature as inspiration for enhancing these aspects of your own book projects.

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Thriving as a Writer of Color in Hollywood
November 4
Learn the basics of screenwriting for feature films in this exercise-based workshop for absolute beginners.

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Queer Experiments in Memoir
November 4
Explore alternatives to traditional literary forms to locate new entry points for capturing queer life in queer ways.

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Résumé Writing Basics
November 18
Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you noticed in a competitive job market.

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Showrunners and Show Writers
December 2
Hear directly from successful TV writers and creators in this course that demystifies the industry and how to break in and stay in.

 

 

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