Writing & Journalism

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Learn writing from successful writers.


Our instructors and students have won Emmys, Oscars, Tonys, Pulitzers, and more.

So when you're looking for top-tier writing instruction, look no further than UCLA Extension. Write a novel. Finish a screenplay. Publish poetry. Uncover the next big scoop.

Choose from full certificates to focused specializations. We offer one-on-one mentorships, consultations and retreats, competitions, seminars, and more. Learn days, evenings, weekends, or online anytime, anywhere. Get started below.

Find a path that works for you.

The Writers' Program at UCLA Extension offers the best of both worlds: academic excellence and the real-word experience of accomplished screenwriters.

Stuart Beattie
Former Writers' Program student and award-winning screenwriter
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