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WRITING 745.2E
Use familiar tales and stories as a jumping off point to craft your own young adult novel.
Format: Remote Instruction
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…
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 412.4
This advanced rewriting workshop is for writers who want to take an already good script and make it great. Through the process of analyzing and rewriting your script, you develop a "rewriting…
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.
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 412.3
Get individualized feedback on your script in progress in this workshop for advanced screenwriting students.
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.
Format: Online
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: Online
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: Online
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: Remote Instruction | Online
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: Remote Instruction | Online
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.
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT 726.5
Learn how writers survive writer’s block, procrastination, and rejection in this course covering brain science, creativity, and resilience.
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 464.2E
Employ powerful acting techniques to help you develop and refine characters from your projects.
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.
WRITING X 455.2
Learn how successful literary agents cultivate relationships with aspiring writers, powerful editors, and prestigious publishers.
Format: Online
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.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 462.3
Learn how richly drawn characters are the key to fostering compelling conflict in this reading- and exercise-based workshop.
Format: Remote Instruction | Online
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
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 Instruction
WRITING X 455.1
Learn how literary agents take author manuscripts from query to signed contracts in this introductory course.
Format: Online
WRITING X 451.1
Learn copyediting best practices as you develop skills in this area critical to writing, editing, and publishing.
Format: Online
WRITING X 451.4
Enhance existing copyediting skills in this course focused on building professional-level skills and practices.
Format: Online
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: Online
WRITING X 463.5E
Write the difficult truths of these times in this workshop that helps you tell the stories of how we survive.
WRITING X 413.3E
How do you introduce an alien environment, create an alternate timeline or magical realm, and then populate it with characters whose problems matter to its readers--all in 5,000 words or less?…
SCRIPT X 422.1WS
Learn to create a successful sitcom in this intensive workshop exploring how to craft powerful half-hour pilots for television.
SCRIPT X 422.3WS
Get a crash course in creating powerful one-hour pilots in this intensive class that covers all the basics of writing original stories for television.
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 Instruction
WRITING X 421.1
Discover the varied forms of creative nonfiction from memoir to personal essay and beyond in this introductory course.
Format: Remote Instruction | Online | Hybrid
WRITING X 421.2
Continue your work in memoir, essays, or other forms of creative nonfiction in this intermediate workshop.
Format: Online
WRITING X 421.3
Polish your memoir and personal essay collections in this advanced workshop for students with works-in-progress.
Format: Online
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.
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
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: Online
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
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
WRITING X 432.3E
Vivify and tighten your poetry or prose by learning techniques and strategies to hold the moment in narrative poetry.
WRITING X 404
Develop powerful writing habits in this class designed to help you take steps to becoming a disciplined, motivated, and successful writer.
WRITING 704
Develop powerful writing habits in this class designed to help you take steps to becoming a disciplined, motivated, and successful writer.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 451.2
Learn to review written works to suggest line edits and substantial thematic revisions in this introductory course.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction
WRITING X 451.2WS
Learn to review written works to suggest line edits and substantial thematic revisions in this introductory course.
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: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 452.1
Learn how a manuscript becomes a book in this foundational course for editors and writers, especially those considering self-publishing.
Format: Online
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: Online
WRITING X 461.1E
Learn how to create writing that triggers emotional responses in your reader. Great for beginning and intermediate writers.
JOURN X 465.5
Learn to identify stories, target particular outlets, shape pitches and write stories designed for various media entities.
SCRIPT X 411.2
This course helps experienced screenwriters complete their new script in a collaborative environment.
Format: Online
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 Instruction | Online
WRITING X 410
Learn the basics of writing fiction, from dialogue to description, in this supportive and informative workshop.
Format: Online
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
WRITING X 413.11E
Bring order out of chaos when you articulate all your impulses, ideas, and innovations for your novel into a coherent proposal guiding you to finish the next draft.
Format: Online
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.
SCRIPT 791.1
Carole Kirschner (WGA, CBS) moderates this panel of past mentees, all of whom now work in television, to learn how they prepared themselves for success and seized the opportunity when it arrived.
SCRIPT X 451.1
Choose and develop your best story ideas as you incorporate classic story principles to craft a powerful, memorable script.
WRITING X 461.3E
Explore gay men's experiences in a safe, encouraging workshop environment of peers as you craft compelling fiction and nonfiction.
SCRIPT X 463.6E
Get insight into how to get your script noticed in screenwriting competitions to push your career forward.
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 Instruction
SCRIPT X 422.1N
TV execs and showrunners want to read original pilots that demonstrate your unique voice and sensibilities. This course shows you how to take your original idea and develop a strong story rife with…
SCRIPT X 422.2N
Complete a draft of your half-hour pilot script in this intensive workshop.
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 421.1N
Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an existing half-hour TV series in this intensive two-weekend workshop.
SCRIPT X 421.2N
Take your half-hour spec episode outline to full script in this intensive two-weekend course.
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 469.7E
Learn the professional skills you need to survive in an industry where your creative skills and vision are as important as your ability to navigate the business.
SCRIPT 726.9
Upgrade your professional screenwriting skills in this practical course covering the basics, tips, and tricks of successful formatting.
Format: Remote Instruction
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.  
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 469.4E
Learn to build a winning pitch and develop your confidence in this intensive two-day course.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING 763.2E
Learn how to submit your work for publication in literary magazines in this practical workshop with advice, techniques, and resources to help you.
Format: Remote Instruction
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: Remote Instruction
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.
SCRIPT 791.2
Find ways to apply your screenwriting education to a variety of careers in film, television, and beyond.
Format: Remote Instruction
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: Online
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
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 Instruction
WRITING 741.2E
Learn how to start writing picture books in this basic workshop for absolute beginners.
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 400
Get a crash course on various aspects of writing for silver screens, TV screens, web video, and audio podcasts in this high-level overview of what each genre offers writers.
Format: Remote Instruction
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.
SCRIPT X 415.10
Build powerful stories by placing character relationships at the center for your script.
Format: Remote Instruction
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.
Format: Independent Study/Internship
WRITING X 464.2E
Explore themes, ideas, and experiences drawn from LGBTQ lives in this workshop designed for writers from LGBTQ+ communities
Format: Online
WRITING X 455.4E
Once you’ve completed your book, mastering the query letter is the first step you will take on your path to traditional publication. In publishing, 80-90% of all books bought by traditional…
Format: Online
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
WRITING X 424.24E
Enhance your understanding of and skills in writing literary journalism in this course blending reportage with powerful storytelling
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
JOURN 701
Attend this free information session and panel to learn how UCLA Extension’s Journalism Certificate can help prepare you to join the growing journalism profession and meet veteran news journalists and media professionals who teach in the program.
Format: Online
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
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.
WRITING X 411.6
Get intensive, individualized instruction as you rewrite your novel and set yourself up to prepare agents and publishers to turn your manuscript into a book you are proud to have written. 
JOURN X 462
For journalists, media lawyers, paralegals, and other communications professionals, this course analyzes the rights and responsibilities of the media.
Format: Online
WRITING X 423.1
Find the right true story to tell in this foundational class in writing book-length memoirs.
Format: Remote Instruction | Online
WRITING X 423.2
Continue progress on a book length memoir by generating new work and developing strong self-editing skills.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 423.3
Write or revise up to 2 chapters of a memoir in this advanced workshop focused on sustaining progress and polishing existing work.
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: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 463.8E
Invigorate your writing practice by employing mindfulness techniques to unleash language and ideas for writing of all kinds.
Format: Remote Instruction
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.
Format: Online
WRITING X 415.2E
Continue your mystery novel draft in progress with lectures, discussions, and workshops that deepen your work. 
Format: Online
SCRIPT X 430.1
Develop your narrative podcast idea into a treatment and pilot episode you can use to pitch your series.
Format: Online
WRITING 721.3E
Get an overview of opportunities to write and publish nonfiction in this course designed for beginners new to the genre.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 420
Learn the basics of writing nonfiction in this short introductory course.
Format: Online
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 Instruction
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: Online | Remote Instruction
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: Remote Instruction | Online
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: Remote Instruction | Online
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.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 463.6E
Find the form and genre your story should take in this workshop guiding you to think outside your routine and discover untapped resources within.
SCRIPT X 422.3N
Develop story documents, an outline, and the first 10 pages for an original one-hour TV series in this intensive two-weekend workshop.
SCRIPT X 422.4N
Take your pilot script across the finish line in this supportive class that helps you polish a draft and teaches you ways to start your career.
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 421.3N
Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an existing one-hour TV series in this intensive two-weekend workshop.
SCRIPT X 421.4N
Turn your existing one-hour script outline into a script draft as you learn about the television industry from guest speakers in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Format: Remote Instruction
JOURN X 457.2
Discover what makes opinion writing--editorials, columns, and commentaries--stimulating, memorable, provocative, and persuasive.    
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 464.12E
How many times have you seen a disappointing remake or rip-off of a great film or TV show and wondered, what went wrong? Why, in telling the same tale, did some writing choices work so well,…
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 422.1
Learn to write humorous essays, opinion pieces, and mini-memoirs about your life in this introductory course.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction
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
WRITING X 422.3
This advanced workshop helps you polish existing essay drafts into powerful pieces suitable for publication.
Format: Online
WRITING X 441.1
Learn the basics of writing picture books for children in this introductory workshop.
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.
WRITING X 431.1
Learn the basic techniques of poetry writing in this introductory course combining writing exercises and and workshopping.
Format: Remote Instruction | Online
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
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: Online
WRITING 762.11E
Learn how poets apply the concept of the self-portrait to their work and begin your own drafts.
WRITING X 432.1E
Learn to harness popular culture to fuel your writing and respond to social and political events.
WRITING X 432.2E
Find ways to address social issues in this course that helps you identify ways poetry can respond to current events and unite people around individual perspectives.
SCRIPT X 423.8
Take the final steps to prepare your pilot script for the marketplace in this collaborative advanced workshop.
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.
Format: Online
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.
WRITING 762.12E
Learn what makes a prose poem a prose poem and how to employ the possibilities of this form.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING 700.4
Join instructors from the Writers’ Program as they read from their recent publications in this beloved annual tradition.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING 700.3
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts that features special networking opportunities for students.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 432.7E
Explore contemporary and innovative approaches to poetic forms while drawing inspiration from the work of outstanding contemporary poets.
SCRIPT X 415.10B
Complete the relationship-driven script you started as you deepen your writing with lectures, discussions, and workshops.
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
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.
Format: Online
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: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 464.1E
Learn to identify ways to improve your own scripts by adopting a toolbox of revision techniques and questions for reflection
WRITING X 414.1E
Start writing your romance novel in this introductory course covering plot, structure, and industry guidelines.
Format: Online
WRITING X 414.2E
Make substantial progress on a romance novel draft in this course for students who have completed Romance Writing I.
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: Online
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
SCRIPT X 433
Create an original project or adapt from your own scripts in this course helping you bring your stories to scripted audio environments.
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
WRITING X 454.1
Learn self-publishing best practices in this course that grounds you in the publishing industry and sets you up for success as an independent author.
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
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 412.1
Learn the basics of writing short fiction in this introductory course covering the building blocks of good storytelling.
Format: Remote Instruction | Online
WRITING X 412.2
Create two new short stories in this workshop for writers familiar with short story basics.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction
WRITING X 412.3
Complete two new short stories in this intensive workshop for experienced short story writers.
Format: Remote Instruction | Online
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.
WRITING X 413.9E
Kickstart your imagination with this introductory course on writing beyond the ordinary and in alternate realities.
Format: Online
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.
Format: Online
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
WRITING X 424.21E
Craft your passion for justice through urgent stories that address pressing social issues in this course.
Format: Hybrid | Remote Instruction
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 Instruction
WRITING X 413.14E
Jumpstart your mystery novel with this course designed to teach you the basics before you set off the solve the crime.
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 462.4E
Learn how screenwriters can participate in the global market for television series in this workshop helping you jumpstart a project.
WRITING 791.1
Learn how agents and authors work together to improve a manuscript and get it to the right editor.
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…
Format: Remote Instruction
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
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.
Format: Online
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.
Format: Online
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
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
WRITING 761.8E
Food is a fact of life, a universal shared culture, and amongst our most intimate concerns. For the hungry writer, it is also a vast storehouse packed with a lifetime supply of possibilities for…
Format: Remote Instruction
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.
Format: Hybrid
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.
Format: Hybrid
WRITING 763.1E
Develop a plan for how to be a travel writer without leaving your house by mining your memory of past travel and looking at your home community as a destination.
SCRIPT X 464.5E
Create dynamic, richly drawn characters audiences will love in this practical workshop for writers looking for an edge.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING 764.1
Explore how you can leverage your voice as a person of color to craft powerful, compelling, and resonant pieces of writing.
Format: Remote Instruction
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: Remote Instruction
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. 
Format: Online
SCRIPT X 427.1
Turn your concept into a viable webseries in this course covering all the basics for beginners.
WRITING X 464.3E
Explore writing in the genres of your choices in this workshop designed to address the concerns and experiences of women of color.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 463.1E
Join a community of motivated women writers in this workshop designed to help you explore and share your stories.
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.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 413.6E
This ambitious workshop guides you to achieve the unthinkable: a novel draft in just 10 weeks.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Format: Online
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.
Format: Online
WRITING 762.5E
Learn how to write poetry for very young readers in this workshop for absolute beginners.
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 415.1WS
Upgrade your script with scenes that hang together in compelling sequences using the most powerful techniques at a screenwriter's' disposal.
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.
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
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.
Format: Remote Instruction
SCRIPT X 410.1WS
Jumpstart your first feature film project in this intensive workshop that will help you refine your story, craft an outline, and teach you screenplay structure.
SCRIPT X 462.3E
Learn to develop a scripted TV series in the era of streaming services in this course designed to help jumpstart your original concept.
SCRIPT X 463.5E
Develop a first draft of a short film script in this course perfect for anyone new to writing this format.
SCRIPT X 415.8
Learn to write to the budget while maximizing your creativity in this course that helps writers learn adaptability and innovation.
SCRIPT X 427.2
Learn to work in a writer’s room developing episodes for a series in this continuation of our web series workshop sequence.
Format: Online
WRITING 763.3E
Navigate the complex agent search process in this workshop offering advice and actions for finding the right agent for your work.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING 791.2
Learn what makes your funding application stand out among many others in a competitive field
Format: Remote Instruction
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.
SCRIPT X 469.6E
Practice writing pitches, treatments, and scripts based on vague executive ideas in this practical workshop for aspiring professional screenwriters.
Format: Remote Instruction
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
SCRIPT X 422.8
Continue writing your dramedy pilot script while practicing the basics of strong television writing.
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.
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: Remote Instruction | Online
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: Remote Instruction | Online
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: Online
SCRIPT X 410.4
Finish your feature film script and learn revision tactics in our fourth and final basic screenwriting course.
Format: Remote Instruction | Online
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 first 10 pages of your script.
Format: Remote Instruction | Online
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: Online
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: Online
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: Online
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.
Format: Remote Instruction
WRITING X 424.15E
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Format: Online
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