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SCRIPT X 461.1E
Learn how screenwriters can adapt literary work into scripts in this two-part series.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 461.2E
Turn an existing story into a compelling script in the continuation of a two-part series on adaptation for film and television.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 8, 2023
WRITING 745.2E
Use familiar tales and stories as a jumping off point to craft your own young adult novel.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.8E
Before an agent ever gets hold of your novel, you must go through numerous revisions to present your best possible effort. As F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said, writing is rewriting, and the story of…
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 423.4
Improve your complete pilot script and prepare yourself to get it in front of readers in this course for advanced writers.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 18, 2023
SCRIPT X 412.4
Get a guided approach to rewriting your completed script as you assess your draft and identify areas to strengthen and celebrate.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 423.5
Learn how successful showrunners manage their series in this practical course taking you behind the scenes of today’s TV landscape.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 412.3
Get individualized feedback on your script in progress in this workshop for advanced screenwriting students.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 463.9E
Get tips and guidance on how to craft competitive applications for opportunities that provide time to write and recognition for your work.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.27E
Learn how to incorporate elements of fiction and nonfiction into the growing genre of autofiction.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 454.1
Learn publishing best practices in this course that grounds you in the publishing industry and sets you up for success as an independent author.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.13E
Explore how to break in to writing for young readers in this seminar giving you a good foundation in what kids want and need at various age levels.
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN X 469.3
A thorough foundation in broadcast news journalism, from reporting to writing to presentation, this course covers how different types of stories fit into the context of a newscast; and broadcast standards and ethics.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.17E
Learn how to express what makes you and your writing voice unique in this professional development course devoted to articulating your "brand"--all the things you and your work stand for.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: March 25, 2023
WRITING X 455.2
Learn how successful literary agents cultivate relationships with aspiring writers, powerful editors, and prestigious publishers.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 412.4
Learn to build a compelling short story collection in this course that helps you pull together your own story drafts into a cohesive collection.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 462.3
Learn how richly drawn characters are the key to fostering compelling conflict in this reading- and exercise-based workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 415.11
Enhance the scenes in your scripts by focusing on character motivation and how the scene advances the character arc.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: May 3, 2023
WRITCOM X 401
Master sentences, shape strong paragraphs, and develop compelling pieces through the exercises in this course for adults who want to brush up on their written communication skills for everyday life.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 5, 2023
SCRIPT X 471.1
Get a comprehensive introduction to the craft of writing and creating comics, regardless of your drawing abilities and prior experience.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 8, 2023
SCRIPT X 471.10WS
Learn to leverage the unique advantages of comic-based storytelling in this workshop designed to help you start a new project
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: February 23, 2023
WRITING X 461.13E
Learn critical skills to develop a powerful, unique premise for your fiction or nonfiction in this intensive workshop dedicated to the magic that makes stories work.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 5, 2023
WRITING X 455.1
Learn how literary agents take author manuscripts from query to signed contracts in this introductory course.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 451.1
Learn copyediting best practices as you develop skills in this area critical to writing, editing, and publishing.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 451.4
Enhance existing copyediting skills in this course focused on building professional-level skills and practices.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 415.4
Take a deep dive into putting the best words into your characters’ mouths in this exercise and workshop-based course teaching you to put your best voice forward.
Format: Hybrid (In-Person)
Next Start Date: April 3, 2023
WRITING X 463.5E
Write the difficult truths of these times in this workshop that helps you tell the stories of how we survive.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 464.9E
Learn to create characters audiences will love and remember in this workshop for beginning and intermediate film and TV writers.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 463.1E
Focus on your script writing at the scene level to enhance conflict, subtext, characterization, dialogue, and imagery and strengthen your project.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 13, 2023
WRITING X 424.2E
Use real life as a jumping off point for new writing, using activities and techniques that deepen and enrich how the stories are told.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 465.1E
Learn to write with food at the center of your work in this generative workshop devoted to all the ways food centers our lives, cultures, and memories.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 421.1
Discover the varied forms of creative nonfiction from memoir to personal essay and beyond in this introductory course.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 11, 2023
WRITING X 421.2
Continue your work in memoir, essays, or other forms of creative nonfiction in this intermediate workshop.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 421.3
Polish your memoir and personal essay collections in this advanced workshop for students with works-in-progress.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 463.4E
Deepen your writing practice and develop compassionate self-editing techniques in this workshop designed to help you silence the inner critic and release the stories within.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 463.4WS
Produce and revise new work in this supportive environment, where you also learn to contend with your inner critic and develop a 30-day writing plan.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: February 23, 2023
WRITING 762.2E
Snap to attention in this practical workshop that helps you craft a productive writing practice, complete with short-term plans for success.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 460
Reflect on your experience in the Certificate in Creative Writing program in this course that guides you in gathering a portfolio of your work and summary of your learning.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
ENGL XL 136
Start writing poetry in this introductory course where you read work by contemporary poets and discuss your poems in a writers' workshop setting.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 4, 2023
ENGL XL 138
Learn screenplay structure and the elements of storytelling for the movies as you develop a feature film treatment and 10 pages of your script.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 5, 2023
ENGL XL 137
Start writing short stories in this introductory course where you learn the key elements of powerful fiction and participate in a collaborative writers
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 5, 2023
WRITING X 464.5E
Designed for d/Deaf writers, this workshop explores Deaf culture, Deaf literature, and general writing techniques in a shared identity environment 
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 11, 2023
WRITING X 404
Develop powerful writing habits in this class designed to help you take steps to becoming a disciplined, motivated, and successful writer.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 704
Develop powerful writing habits in this class designed to help you take steps to becoming a disciplined, motivated, and successful writer.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 442.1
Learn to write interactive stories and branching narratives that bring our favorite video games to life.
Format: Hybrid (In-Person)
Next Start Date: April 8, 2023
WRITING X 451.2
Learn to review written works to suggest line edits and substantial thematic revisions in this introductory course.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 462.1
This is a reading and exercise-based class designed to explore and practice dialogue, voice, and point-of-view in fiction and creative nonfiction. Each week, we read sample fiction and creative…
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
SCRIPT X 422.7
Discover what makes the dramedy more than the sum of its parts in this workshop where you articulate your series idea and outline your pilot.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
SCRIPT X 422.8
Continue writing your dramedy pilot script while practicing the basics of strong television writing.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITCOM X 404
Build skills in improving your own writing or the writing of others in this workshop focusing on sentence editing, basic grammar and punctuation, and different writing contexts.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 5, 2023
WRITING X 452.1
Learn how a manuscript becomes a book in this foundational course for editors and writers, especially those considering self-publishing.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 452.2
Learn how publishers launch a new book and what roles the book’s editor plays in its success from that point forward.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 11, 2023
WRITING X 461.1E
Learn how to create writing that triggers emotional responses in your reader. Great for beginning and intermediate writers.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: May 10, 2023
JOURN X 465.5
Learn to identify stories, target particular outlets, shape pitches and write stories designed for various media entities.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 410.1
Learn how to write a screenplay by developing a compelling story and tackling a feature film script outline in this first course of a four-course sequence.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 11, 2023
SCRIPT X 410.2
Building on your outline from the first course in the feature film sequence, continue to learn how to write a screenplay by completing the first act of your film script.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 3, 2023
SCRIPT X 410.3
Tackle writing up the next 45 pages of your script and learn powerful creative techniques in our third course in the screenwriting sequence.
Format: Remote | Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 8, 2023
SCRIPT X 410.4
Finish your feature film script and learn revision tactics in our fourth and final basic screenwriting course.
Format: In-Person | Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 10, 2023
SCRIPT X 413
Take a script from concept to completion in this intensive workshop for just 8 students.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 411.1
This course puts experienced screenwriters on track to complete a new script in a supportive community of like-minded writers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 13, 2023
SCRIPT X 411.2
This course helps experienced screenwriters complete their new script in a collaborative environment.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
SCRIPT X 411.3
Writers who have completed at least two feature-length screenplays engage in analysis and revision in this rewriting workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 410
Learn the basics of writing fiction, from dialogue to description, in this supportive and informative workshop.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: February 15, 2023
SCRIPT X 469.10E
Get practical, professional training in using Final Draft software for use as a script coordinator or writer's assistant
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.8E
Learn to find inspiration from a variety of sources in this course for writers who need to jumpstart their creativity.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 403
Experiment with different sources for stories, such as life experiences, news articles, interviews, history, and mythology, and use in-class exercises to discover the best ways to tell them.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: February 15, 2023
WRITING X 402
Explore the basics of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in this introductory course for beginning writers searching for their unique voice.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.28WS
Learn to write very short fiction and nonfiction of 1,000 words or less while employing essential craft techniques for your reader
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: February 23, 2023
SCRIPT X 464.3E
Position yourself for success by learning and incorporating professional script formatting into your work.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 30, 2023
WRITING X 452.3
Set the groundwork for work as a freelance editor in this foundational course offering tools of the trade for successful editors.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 763.4E
Get an intensive overview on how to structure work as a freelance editor working with individual clients
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.3E
Explore gay men's experiences in a safe, encouraging workshop environment of peers as you craft compelling fiction and nonfiction.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 463.6E
Get insight into how to get your script noticed in screenwriting competitions to push your career forward.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 401
Craft and tinker with your story from a high-level point of view in this workshop teaching you the basics of screen story for beginners.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 4, 2023
WRITING X 452.4E
Get a good foundation in English grammar in this course designed for students who want to work in editing or who want to bring sharper skills to their own writing.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
SCRIPT X 421.1
Learn how to construct a story and write a script outline for an existing half-hour series in this introductory TV writing course.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 8, 2023
SCRIPT X 421.2
Go from outline to the first draft script of a half-hour series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: April 3, 2023
SCRIPT X 422.1
Learn how to write a TV script in this course that takes you from half-hour pilot idea to beat sheet and the teaser pages of your script.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 3, 2023
SCRIPT X 422.2
Finish your half-hour pilot script as you rework, refine, and revise your progress made until you reach the end.
Format: Hybrid (In-Person) | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 8, 2023
SCRIPT X 421.1N
Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an existing half-hour TV series in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 14, 2023
SCRIPT X 421.2N
Turn your existing half-hour spec episode outline into a full script in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.1N
Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an original pilot half-hour TV series in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.2N
Turn your original half-hour pilot episode outline into a full script in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.9
Improve your existing script draft until it's a story that demands the reader's attention and gets you noticed
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 417.1E
Learn about the horror genre and develop an outline and first chapter for your project in this workshop suitable for beginners.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 417.2E
Continue with your horror novel in progress, considering structure, suspense, and character.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.9E
Use the rich storehouse of your memories to develop poems brought to life with sensory details in a workshop designed for writers brand new to poetry or continuing their study.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: March 18, 2023
WRITING 755.4E
Learn to work strategically toward finding an agent in this workshop that helps you develop a pitch, a list of agents, and materials that identify you as a serious writer prepared for success.  
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.5E
Find out how to become a professional nonfiction writer in this career-focused course for beginning writers.
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN 703
How to Write Like Hemingway (and speak Journalese) takes learners through Hemingway’s Four Rules of Writing and teaches the basics of news media, including spotting weak stories and conquering writer’s block.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.13E
Get concrete, step-by-step advice for crafting a book proposal that sells from an industry insider with extensive experience.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: March 11, 2023
SCRIPT X 464.11E
Learn how masterful screenwriters put realistic words into their characters’ mouths in this course dedicated to the art and craft of dialogue.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 11, 2023
WRITING X 432.6E
Enhance your writing in any genre by learning to incorporate techniques of poetry, helping you discover untapped creativity in your own work.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 19, 2023
WRITING X 432.8E
Learn how a poem's form can elevate its impact as you experiment with and ultimately invent your own forms.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.9E
Get ruthless with your own drafts and discover ways to elevate your writing to its greatest potential in this workshop devoted only to revision techniques.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 456.1
Get hands-on work in the field as part of your Certificate in Literary Representation or Certificate in Editing and Publishing.
Format: Independent Study/Internship
Next Start Date: January 9, 2023 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING 721.4E
Strengthen interview skills in this three-hour introductory class
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: March 11, 2023
WRITING X 400
Perfect for students new to creative writing, this course introduces you to various forms of writing in small, supportive workshop groups.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 4, 2023 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING 741.2E
Learn how to start writing picture books in this basic workshop for absolute beginners.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 1, 2023
SCRIPT X 400
Get a crash course on various aspects of writing for silver screens, TV screens, web video, audio podcasts, and/or comics in this high-level overview of what each genre offers writers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 15, 2023
JOURN 701
Join our free information session to learn how UCLA Extension’s Journalism Certificate can help prepare you to join the growing journalism profession.
Format: Online | Information Session
Next Start Date: March 16, 2023
JOURN X 417
Advanced Journalism Certificate students acquire real-world experience while earning academic credit. For more information about prerequisites and the application process, email journalism@uclaextension.edu or call (310) 825-7093.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.16E
The title says it all--use this inspiring one-day workshop to get new ideas flowing.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 455.4E
Craft a strategic plan for querying literary agents while developing your query letter to significantly improve your chances of receiving an offer of representation.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 455.4WS
Craft a strategic plan for querying literary agents while developing your query letter to significantly improve your chances of receiving an offer of representation.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: February 23, 2023
WRITING X 424.18E
Learn the basics of nonfiction writing — which offers rich, detailed, and vivid portraits of real events — as you read the best examples of the genre, and begin your own works.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 424.24E
Enhance your understanding of and skills in writing literary journalism in this course blending reportage with powerful storytelling
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 750
This course provides students with mentorship in literary magazine editing and an opportunity to review submissions as part of the magazine's operations.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: January 2, 2023 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 469.12E
Learn to market your script--and yourself--in this course designed for students with at least one completed script.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 455.3
Learn how writers get their names out there and take advantage of opportunities to connect with readers in this practical course on personal branding and promotion.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 421.4
Review and reimagine your creative nonfiction book manuscript in this three-quarter course for students revising their work toward finding and agent and submitting to publishers.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 411.6
Get intensive, individualized instruction as you rewrite your novel, preparing your manuscript for presentation to agents and publishers to begin the process of turning it into a book.
Format: Hybrid (In-Person)
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
SCRIPT X 412.5
Polish your screenplay draft by incorporating powerful cinematic elements and reviewing your story structure in advanced course.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
JOURN X 462
For journalists, media lawyers, paralegals, and other communications professionals, this course analyzes the rights and responsibilities of the media.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 4, 2023
WRITING X 423.1
Find the right true story to tell in this foundational class in writing book-length memoirs.
Format: Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 423.2
Continue progress on a book length memoir by generating new work and developing strong self-editing skills.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 11, 2023
WRITING X 423.3
Make significant progress on your memoir draft in this workshop where you refine structure, theme, and honing the author's unique voice.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 13, 2023
WRITING X 423.4
Take your manuscript in progress toward the finish line in this course that helps you become a self-directed writer with a revision practice
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.6E
Get your creative juices flowing with this focused weekend workshop that helps you jump-start work on several new pieces of creative nonfiction writing.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: February 11, 2023
WRITING X 444.1
Shape your novel idea for 8-12 year-old readers into a solid synopsis and outline as you work to generate the first two chapters.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 463.8E
Invigorate your writing practice by employing mindfulness techniques to unleash language and ideas for writing of all kinds.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: May 20, 2023
WRITING X 415.1E
Start your mystery novel in this course that grounds you in the genre’s basics and helps you craft a compelling story.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 415.2E
Continue your mystery novel draft in progress with lectures, discussions, and workshops that deepen your work. 
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING 721.3E
Get an overview of opportunities to write and publish nonfiction in this course designed for beginners new to the genre.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 420
Learn the basics of writing nonfiction in this short introductory course.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: February 8, 2023
WRITING X 411.1
Start writing your novel in this workshop; guiding you through the building blocks of great books while teaching you essential tools for fiction writing.
Format: Online | Remote | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 11, 2023
WRITING X 411.2
Continue progress on your novel by deepening your understanding of craft as you work scene-by-scene through your book.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 411.3
Make significant progress on your novel draft in this workshop where you refine character, story, and the emotional resonance of your story.
Format: In-Person | Online
Next Start Date: April 11, 2023
WRITING X 411.4
Enter the home stretch on writing your novel with this advanced course that helps you address your entire book and prepare for the revision processes.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 411.5
Refine your manuscript into a polished novel as you work closely with peer writers and a master instructor to elevate your work to a professional level.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.16WS
Take a step-by-step approach to the ideation and creation of a new novel while exploring what makes novels successful, irresistible, and compelling. 
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: February 23, 2023
WRITING X 463.10E
Invigorate that story you just can't let go of in this innovative workshop devoted to risk taking and experimentation
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 421.3
Learn how to construct a story and write a script outline for an existing one-hour series in this introductory TV writing course.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 3, 2023
SCRIPT X 421.4
Go from outline to the first draft script of a one-hour series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: April 11, 2023
SCRIPT X 422.3
Develop the world, characters, tone, and story engine for an original TV series before developing an outline and your script's first act.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 8, 2023
SCRIPT X 422.4
Carry your pilot script across the finish line in this workshop focused on helping you fix story problems, maximize drama, and write to the end.
Format: Hybrid (In-Person) | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 3, 2023
SCRIPT X 421.3N
Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an existing one-hour TV series in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 421.4N
Turn your existing one-hour spec episode outline into a full script in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.3N
Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an original pilot one-hour TV series in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.4N
Turn your original one-hour pilot episode outline into a full script in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.10
Improve your existing script draft until it's a story that demands the reader's attention and gets you noticed
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 13, 2023
JOURN X 457.2
Discover what makes opinion writing--editorials, columns, and commentaries--stimulating, memorable, provocative, and persuasive.    
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 5, 2023
WRITING X 432.16E
Learn to write poems in "persona," or using an identity that is not your own, in this workshop that can open new ways of writing.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 422.1
Learn to write essays, opinion pieces, and mini-memoirs about your life in this introductory course.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 422.2
Expand your knowledge of what makes personal essays strong in this course for those familiar with personal essay basics.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 422.3
This advanced workshop helps you polish existing essay drafts into powerful pieces suitable for publication.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITCOM X 402
Learn to use tools of persuasion in writing situations of all kinds
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 5, 2023
WRITING X 441.1
Learn the basics of writing picture books for children in this introductory workshop.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 13, 2023
WRITING X 441.2
Take your picture book writing to the next level with this intermediate course for writers with a basic understanding of the genre.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
SCRIPT X 469.4WS
Learn to build effective feature film and television pitches and communicate them in a style that fits your personality.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: February 23, 2023
WRITING 755.12E
In today’s competitive and ever-changing literary environment, it is crucial for writers to build an online presence. Publishing personal essays, micro-nonfiction or reported stories well…
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 13, 2023
WRITING X 431.1
Learn the basic techniques of poetry writing in this introductory course combining writing exercises and workshopping.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 431.2
Refine your knowledge of poetry while expanding your craft techniques in this workshop for writers with previous experience writing poems.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 431.3
Focus on a specific project of folio of work in this workshop for poets ready for advanced workshopping and revision.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 13, 2023
WRITING 762.11E
Learn how poets apply the concept of the self-portrait to their work and begin your own drafts.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.1E
Learn to harness popular culture to fuel your writing and respond to social and political events.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.17E
Dive into the connections between poetry and the sciences, as well as poetry exploring the sciences, in this visionary workshop. 
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.2E
Approach writing from a variety of perspectives to discover new ideas, techniques, and skills in this workshop for writers of all genres.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT 726.14
Learn professional proofreading techniques and notations in this interactive seminar demonstrating how to ensure your script says what it needs to say in the best way possible.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 25, 2023
WRITING X 432.11E
Learn to write at the intersection of prose and poetry in this workshop devoted to the imaginative and innovative possibilities in writing poetry without line breaks.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.14E
Learn to write at the intersection of prose and poetry in this workshop devoted to the imaginative and innovative possibilities in writing poetry without line breaks.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.12E
Learn what makes a prose poem a prose poem and how to employ the possibilities of this form.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 700.4
Join instructors from the Writers’ Program as they read from their recent publications in this beloved annual tradition.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 700.3
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts that features special networking opportunities for students.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 714.3E
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
SCRIPT X 415.10B
Complete the relationship-driven script you started as you deepen your writing with lectures, discussions, and workshops.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
SCRIPT X 415.10
Build powerful stories by placing character relationships at the center for your script.
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN X 440.1
An introduction to multiple topics in journalism, including news judgment, analysis, and ethics, as well as basic best practices of writing, research, and reporting. 
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 3, 2023
JOURN X 440.2
Build on the skills, discussion, and analysis from Reporting and Writing I to take a more hands-on approach to various styles of journalism.
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN X 440.3
This signature course culminates the learnings of Reporting and Writing I and II into a comprehensive look at what it means to work in media today and the possibilities and realities of the industry.  
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 4, 2023
WRITING X 413.15E
Rework your completed novel draft by exploring the art and craft of novel writing and getting constructive in-class critique.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 714.5E
Make your speculative fiction draft ready for publication in this course detailing how to make your work appealing to genre publications and magazines.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 5, 2023
WRITING X 413.16
Get yourself ready to write your first novel by learning more about jargon and practices you'll encounter along the way, and begin to plan your writing process
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 414.1E
Start writing your romance novel in this introductory course covering plot, structure, and industry guidelines.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 414.2E
Make substantial progress on a romance novel draft in this course for students who have completed Romance Writing I.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITCOM 702.1E
Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you noticed in a competitive job market.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: March 4, 2023
WRITING X 416.1E
Start your sci fi or fantasy novel off right with this course that helps you build your world and start telling your story.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 416.2E
Continue your sci fi or fantasy novel in progress in this workshop focusing on plot structure and scenecraft.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 463.3E
Learn the techniques of character-driven storytelling in this workshop focusing on the most in-demand skills for today's TV writers.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 462.4E
Learn how screenwriters can participate in the global market for television series in this workshop helping you jumpstart a project.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 8, 2023
SCRIPT X 469.5E
Get an overview of the work of script doctors, complete with hands-on opportunities to improve scripts in progress.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
SCRIPT X 469.5WS
Get an overview of the work of script doctors, complete with hands-on opportunities to improve scripts in progress.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: February 23, 2023
SCRIPT X 425.5
Explore the history of televised storytelling by watching and breaking current shows, developing knowledge to help you craft your own innovative series
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 15, 2023
WRITING X 413.17E
Learn to keep readers passionate about and engaged with your story as you develop a series concept and outline for a seralized work — a story your readers will enjoy one episode at a time.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 462.2
Focus on the critical skills of setting and description in this reading- and exercise-based workshop designed to improve your technique in fiction and nonfiction
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 412.1
Learn the basics of writing short fiction in this introductory course covering the building blocks of good storytelling.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 11, 2023
WRITING X 412.2
Create two new short stories in this workshop for writers familiar with short story basics.
Format: Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 412.3
Complete two new short stories in this intensive workshop for experienced short story writers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 11, 2023
SCRIPT X 426.1
Get a thorough overview of the role of a showrunner in this intensive workshop that prepares you for success in the television industry.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 17, 2023
SCRIPT X 426.1WS
Get a thorough overview of the role of a showrunner in this intensive workshop that prepares you for success in the television industry.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: February 23, 2023
JOURN 704
Sources and Secrets reviews tips to gain sources’ trust, including insight from prize-winning journalists, and platforms available to communicate securely with sensitive sources.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.9E
Kickstart your imagination with this introductory course on writing beyond the ordinary and in alternate realities.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.15E
Incorporate spirituality into your poetry practice in this foundational course exploring writing the transcendent
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 14, 2023
WRITING X 424.22E
Create a plan for your nonfiction project in this course designed to help you identify your story and use the right tools to bring it to life.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.1E
Develop a solid premise and sketch out your story's structure with the goal of completing a six-page detailed synopsis that you can use to complete a draft of your novel.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 462.4
Work to amplify the impact of your plot in telling your story in this technique workshop using readings and discussion to further your craft.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING 721.2E
Identify your own unforgettable personal story suitable for writing or performing before a live audience.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.21E
Craft your passion for justice through urgent stories that address pressing social issues in this course.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
SCRIPT X 469.1E
Get insider tips on how to identify the best managers and agents who can take your career to the next level.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: May 3, 2023
WRITING X 463.11E
Learn what, when, and how to submit to literary magazines.
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN X 428
Study elements of TV journalism, concentrating on news gathering and how to cover an on-the-spot news story with cameras.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 5, 2023
SCRIPT X 424
Complete a Television Certificate as you develop a spec of an existing series and original pilot, with weeks devoted to professional development and revision practices.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 791.1
Learn how agents and authors work together to improve a manuscript and get it to the right editor.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.12E
This workshop engages students in the processes of both creation and revision with the goal of evolving drafts into striking, accomplished poems.  Imagery, pacing, line-breaks, compression and…
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.23
All writers conduct research, and every genre benefits from systematic query and investigation. Whether gathering family stories via oral history, re-walking Paul Revere’s path for a dystopian…
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 463.3E
Learn how to capitalize on your tacit or learned knowledge in this course on using fact-based information in creative writing.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 791.4
Learn best practices to engage in and thrive through negotiation in a variety of situations.
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN X 439
This course develops the research, interviewing, analysis, and writing skills necessary to generate the data, anecdotes, and character details necessary to tell compelling stories.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 446.5E
Jumpstart new projects in this course devoted to writing exercises for children's picture book writers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 5, 2023
WRITING X 451.3
Get an insider's view of how editors thrive within the publishing industry in this introductory course perfect for writers and professionals who want to break into the field.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 463.7E
Learn to apply concepts that make stories powerful and memorable in this course exploring what readers can’t resist.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
SCRIPT X 469.11E
Learn to master the many functions of Final Draft software to take your project to the next level.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: May 3, 2023
WRITING 700.1
Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn from today's most exciting YA writers in a convenient virtual conference of prerecorded lectures and panels.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 764.3E
Learn how creatives of color have found ways to succeed in their fields in this seminar and community-building discussion
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.18E
Learn how to write poetry in traditional forms in this workshop that explores classic and contemporary approaches to form.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 461.25
Learn to translate literature into English in this workshop designed for writers with even just a simple understanding of a foreign language.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.17E
Develop a deeper authenticity in your writing by learning how to blend lived experiences with imagined realities.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 464.5E
Create dynamic, richly drawn characters audiences will love in this practical workshop for writers looking for an edge.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 464.1
Join a community of writers of color exploring how storytelling capturing your lived experiences fits into a rich global tradition of writing.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 464.4E
Writers of all genres can bring a single long-form work or several shorter pieces in progress to this workshop dedicated to fostering underrepresented voices of color
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 700.2
Writers' Program Network of Writers (WP NOW) Members learn to access and make the most of the benefits and opportunities of this membership program. 
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 701.2E
Drop in on a judgment-free generative writing space where you can connect with other writers and jumpstart new work.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: May 4, 2023
WRITING X 463.1E
Join a community of motivated women writers in this workshop designed to help you explore and share your stories.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.10E
Use works of visual art as your prompt for writing new work as you examine how published writers have used this technique in recent history.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.6E
This ambitious workshop guides you to achieve the unthinkable: a novel draft in just 10 weeks.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.7E
Dive right into to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with this workshop designed to help you achieve success with pre- and post-November activities.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 714.2E
Hear from experts working in the Los Angeles editing and publishing field in this pre-recorded webinar covering professional development and career options.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 790.3
The Certificate Resource Session offers certificate students detailed information on how to navigate their curriculum, enroll in courses, submit to advanced classes, and complete the program, as well…
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 790
Learn about how the Writers’ Program can help you achieve your writing goals in this informative, interactive session that includes an opportunity for advising.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 7, 2023
SCRIPT 726.3
Ensure your script’s characters rise above tropes and stereotypes by introducing them with thoughtful, meaningful details.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.12E
For writers familiar with traditional fiction writing, this course helps you learn innovative techniques for writing unconventional stories that invigorate your readers.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 446.4E
Sharpen your comedic writing skills as you learn to imbue your writing for young readers with irresistible humor in a variety of ways. 
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 714.4E
Draw connections between our present-day lives and interests with those of our ancestors as you work to draw them into your writing with care and craft.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: March 4, 2023
WRITING X 424.3E
Find stories from your life to turn into written works in this encouraging course that focuses on generating new work instead of revising and critiquing.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.5E
Learn how to write poetry for very young readers in this workshop for absolute beginners.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 760.1
Join a small group of committed writers for four full days of uninterrupted writing time, craft talks, and camaraderie in the idyllic setting of UCLA's Lake Arrowhead Conference Center.
Format: Independent Study/Internship
Next Start Date: September 24, 2023
SCRIPT X 416.3E
Learn how studios review and approve screenplays as you get hands-on experience in the critical art of writing coverage on scripts.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 424.20E
Try out a variety of nonfiction writing forms in this class for students with a goal to sell their writing for publication.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 763.3E
Navigate the complex agent search process in this workshop offering advice and actions for finding the right agent for your work.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 446.2E
Get a strong introduction to writing for children, from picture books through complex young adult novels, in this workshop perfect for beginners.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 446.3E
Continue to develop your skills in children’s writing in this workshop that helps you dive deeper into your genre and develop powerful stories through workshopping.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 463.8E
Develop a half-hour animated pilot while learning the ins and outs of this unique genre of television.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.13WS
Develop a solid draft of a winning book proposal that captures your project, your style, and your voice.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: February 23, 2023
WRITING X 461.14E
Explore the erotic as a genre as you learn to incorporate writing about sex and sexuality artfully into your writing, no matter its subject.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 410.2WS
Learn to write a feature film treatment--a detailed outline to follow when writing a script--in this intensive workshop for those new to writing feature films.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: February 23, 2023
WRITING X 424.25E
Learn to write professional-level critiques of movies, TV, books, and other art as you develop your critical eye and build language that captures your perspective.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.15E
Learn to write provocative pieces on current events and trends in this workshop devoted to crafting powerful essays.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITCOM 701.1E
Increase your confidence in writing by getting an overview of basic writing skills, approaches, and exercises.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 445.1
Learn about writing for young adults as you complete an outline and first chapter of a novel.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 12, 2023
WRITING X 445.2
Continue progress on a young adult novel in this course focusing on diving deeper into an analysis of your story's elements, while workshop feedback helps you improve from draft to draft.
Next Start Date: TBA
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