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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: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
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…
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 5, 2022
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 13, 2022
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
Next Start Date: March 30, 2022
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 5, 2022
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.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 455.2
Learn how successful literary agents cultivate relationships with aspiring writers, powerful editors, and prestigious publishers.
Format: Online
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 14, 2022
WRITING X 462.3
Learn how richly drawn characters are the key to fostering compelling conflict in this reading- and exercise-based workshop.
Format: Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 7, 2022
WRITING X 462.3WS
Learn how richly drawn characters are the key to fostering compelling conflict in this reading- and exercise-based workshop.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: February 24, 2022
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: March 30, 2022
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.14
Learn how various points of view in narration offer limitations and opportunities for you as a storyteller
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: March 5, 2022
WRITING X 455.1
Learn how literary agents take author manuscripts from query to signed contracts in this introductory course.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
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 5, 2022
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: Remote | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 7, 2022
WRITING X 463.5E
Write the difficult truths of these times in this workshop that helps you tell the stories of how we survive.
Format: Remote
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.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
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?…
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.1WS
Learn to create a successful sitcom in this intensive workshop exploring how to craft powerful half-hour pilots for television.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 24, 2022
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 24, 2022
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 6, 2022
WRITING 761.9E
Discover inspiring ways to write about food in this brief workshop designed to activate your senses and tantalize your readers.
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: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
WRITING X 421.2
Continue your work in memoir, essays, or other forms of creative nonfiction in this intermediate workshop.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
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 6, 2022
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 13, 2022
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: January 26, 2022
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: In-Person | Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: March 30, 2022
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: March 30, 2022
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: March 30, 2022
WRITING X 432.3E
Vivify and tighten your poetry or prose by learning techniques and strategies to hold the moment in narrative poetry.
Next Start Date: TBA
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: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 451.2
Learn to review written works to suggest line edits and substantial thematic revisions in this introductory course.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 7, 2022
WRITING X 451.2WS
Learn to review written works to suggest line edits and substantial thematic revisions in this introductory course.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: February 24, 2022
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 | Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
WRITING X 401
Get in touch with the artist within you in this workshop dedicated to helping you tap into the senses and unleash your creativity.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 11, 2022
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: TBA
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
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 5, 2022
WRITING X 461.1E
Learn how to create writing that triggers emotional responses in your reader. Great for beginning and intermediate writers.
Next Start Date: TBA
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: January 15, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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 | Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 2, 2022
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
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
SCRIPT X 410.4
Finish your feature film script and learn revision tactics in our fourth and final basic screenwriting course.
Format: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
SCRIPT X 413
Take a script from concept to completion in this intensive workshop for just 8 students.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
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 | Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: January 15, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 411.2
This course helps experienced screenwriters complete their new script in a collaborative environment.
Format: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: March 28, 2022
SCRIPT X 411.3
Designed for those with a solid grasp of feature-length screenwriting who have written at least two complete screenplays, this workshop guides you to analyze and rewrite your draft and bring it to…
Format: Remote | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
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 9, 2022
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: January 19, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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: May 4, 2022
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 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.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 464.3E
There are two key factors that determine the success of your script when it’s about to be read by a script reader, producer, director, agent, or any other Hollywood executive: Does it…
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 6, 2022
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 X 461.3E
Explore gay men's experiences in a safe, encouraging workshop environment of peers as you craft compelling fiction and nonfiction.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
SCRIPT X 463.6E
Get insight into how to get your script noticed in screenwriting competitions to push your career forward.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
SCRIPT 791.3
One of the hardest things to do for aspiring writers is to get noticed in order to jump-start their careers. Entering competitions, getting internships, sending query letters, and networking are the…
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: March 5, 2022
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: Remote | Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 5, 2022
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: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: January 19, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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 | Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: January 19, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 2, 2022
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: TBA
SCRIPT X 421.2N
Turn your existing half-hour spec episode outline into a full script in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 19, 2022
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.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: January 19, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 415.3
If there are two movie genres that never lose their appeal, they are horror and fantasy. The genres are constantly reinventing themselves, finding ways to speak to contemporary audiences with stories…
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
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
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
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: April 30, 2022
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.
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 5, 2022
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 3, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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 5, 2022
WRITING 741.2E
Learn how to start writing picture books in this basic workshop for absolute beginners.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 9, 2022
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: January 27, 2022
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 X 464.2E
Explore themes, ideas, and experiences drawn from LGBTQ lives in this workshop designed for writers from LGBTQ+ communities
Next Start Date: TBA
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: TBA
WRITING X 424.24E
Enhance your understanding of and skills in writing literary journalism in this course blending reportage with powerful storytelling
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
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 3, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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 6, 2022
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 and set yourself up to prepare agents and publishers to turn your manuscript into a book you are proud to have written. 
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN X 462
For journalists, media lawyers, paralegals, and other communications professionals, this course analyzes the rights and responsibilities of the media.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 423.1
Find the right true story to tell in this foundational class in writing book-length memoirs.
Format: Remote | Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 7, 2022
WRITING X 423.2
Continue progress on a book length memoir by generating new work and developing strong self-editing skills.
Format: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: January 19, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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: TBA
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
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 5, 2022
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
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 6, 2022
WRITING X 463.8E
Invigorate your writing practice by employing mindfulness techniques to unleash language and ideas for writing of all kinds.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: January 27, 2022
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 | Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
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 13, 2022
SCRIPT X 430.2
Launch your narrative nonfiction or documentary podcast with a trailer and pitch deck capturing your vision.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: January 19, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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 | Remote
Next Start Date: February 9, 2022
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: Remote | Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 4, 2022
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 | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 5, 2022
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: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
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
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
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
Next Start Date: TBA
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.
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 2, 2022
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 | Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: March 28, 2022
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: Remote | Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: January 22, 2022
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: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 2, 2022
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.
Format: Remote
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 22, 2022
SCRIPT X 422.10
Whether you've written a pilot or a spec of an existing 1-hour drama, your goal is the same: to dig deeper, raise the stakes higher, stretch your characters further to make your script one that…
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 7, 2022
JOURN X 457.2
Discover what makes opinion writing--editorials, columns, and commentaries--stimulating, memorable, provocative, and persuasive.    
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.16E
The other voices could come from mythic figures or historical people, cartoon or pop culture figures, or invented characters. As in a dramatic monologue, the poet speaks for them. The poet also…
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
WRITING X 422.1
Learn to write humorous essays, opinion pieces, and mini-memoirs about your life in this introductory course.
Format: In-Person | Online
Next Start Date: April 5, 2022
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 6, 2022
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 | In-Person
Next Start Date: March 29, 2022
WRITING X 441.1
Learn the basics of writing picture books for children in this introductory workshop.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
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 6, 2022
WRITING X 431.1
Learn the basic techniques of poetry writing in this introductory course combining writing exercises and and workshopping.
Format: Online
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 6, 2022
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 7, 2022
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 432.2E
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.
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.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: February 9, 2022
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 9, 2021 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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: March 28, 2022
WRITING X 432.7E
Explore contemporary and innovative approaches to poetic forms while drawing inspiration from the work of outstanding contemporary poets.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 415.10B
Complete the relationship-driven script you started as you deepen your writing with lectures, discussions, and workshops.
Format: Remote
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. 
Next Start Date: TBA
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: In-Person
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.  
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.15E
Rework your completed novel draft by exploring the art and craft of novel writing and getting constructive in-class critique.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.16
Sometimes, we don’t know what we don’t know, and we become afraid to dive into the pool, not knowing how deep the waters might be. This course is designed to help start your first novel.…
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 12, 2022
WRITING X 414.1E
Start writing your romance novel in this introductory course covering plot, structure, and industry guidelines.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
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
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 5, 2022
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: January 15, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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 6, 2022
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: January 15, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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: In-Person
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: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 5, 2022
WRITING X 412.2
Create two new short stories in this workshop for writers familiar with short story basics.
Format: Remote | Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 5, 2022
WRITING X 412.3
Complete two new short stories in this intensive workshop for experienced short story writers.
Format: Remote | In-Person | Online
Next Start Date: April 5, 2022
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: Remote
Next Start Date: February 24, 2022
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 432.15E
Incorporate spirituality into your poetry practice in this foundational course exploring writing the transcendent
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 8, 2022
WRITING X 432.5E
This introductory two-weekend course lets you immerse yourself in spoken word poetry, leading up to a final performance by members of the class.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 731.1E
Dig deep into poetry - other people’s and your own - in this intimate poetry lecture and workshop. Through reading modern and contemporary poets and writing your own poems using prompts and…
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 9, 2022
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 6, 2022
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: Remote
Next Start Date: April 5, 2022
WRITING 721.2E
Identify your own unforgettable personal story suitable for writing or performing before a live audience.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.12WS
Learn the fundamentals of live storytelling in this introductory workshop for writers who want to move from page to stage.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: February 24, 2022
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 6, 2022
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: January 26, 2022
WRITING 762.15E
In this three-hour workshop, writers will examine the many components that comprise a scene. Participants will explore different approaches to scene-writing, define what makes a successful scene and…
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 7, 2022
WRITING X 461.22EWS
Get to the heart of the story you want to tell by applying techniques from dramatic structure and the hero's journey in this workshop for writers of all levels.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: February 24, 2022
SCRIPT X 424
Take a TV pilot script from concept to completion in this intensive workshop for just 8 students.
Format: Remote
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
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
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: 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 6, 2022
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
Next Start Date: January 19, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
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 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 6, 2022
WRITING X 463.7E
Learn to apply concepts that make stories powerful and memorable in this course exploring what readers can’t resist.
Format: In-Person | Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
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 764.2E
Hear firsthand how writers of color have thrived in their careers in this panel discussion with audience Q&A.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 10, 2022
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 (Remote)
Next Start Date: February 3, 2022
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 21, 2022
WRITING 764.1
Explore how you can leverage your voice as a person of color to craft powerful, compelling, and resonant pieces of writing.
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: Remote
Next Start Date: April 7, 2022
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
Format: Remote
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. 
Format: Online
Next Start Date: November 1, 2021 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT 726.4
Get the inside scoop on landing one of these coveted fellowship awards that help writers break into the TV writing business.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: January 29, 2022
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 701.2E
Looking for creative inspiration? This one-night workshop takes you on a 3-hour journey into the heart of your creative voice. Using playful writing prompts designed to inspire and ignite fresh…
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 28, 2022
WRITING X 463.1E
Join a community of motivated women writers in this workshop designed to help you explore and share your stories.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 7, 2022
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.
Format: Remote
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 8, 2022
SCRIPT X 462.1E
Get an overview of the entire animation script writing process from concept to completion.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT 726.6
Learn how screenwriters write for maximum impact by analyzing powerful scenes from movies, taking them apart, and learning what makes them tick.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 26, 2022
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 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
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.5E
Learn how to write poetry for very young readers in this workshop for absolute beginners.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: March 26, 2022
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 24, 2022
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 18, 2022
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 6, 2022
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 X 411.1WS
Start writing your first novel in this supportive workshop that helps you identify your story and craft the first chapter of your book.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: February 24, 2022
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: February 24, 2022
WRITING X 423.1WS
Turn your life into art in this supportive, encouraging intensive workshop where you develop a unique and compelling book based on your lived experience.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: February 24, 2022
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 791.2
Learn what makes your funding application stand out among many others in a competitive field
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
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
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.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.4E
This course expands the study of science fiction and fantasy writing to include both short and novel-length fiction. Infusing a narrative with originality and fantastic literature's…
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.26E
Since the 1970s thee has been a growth industry of metaphysical books (sometimes called New Age) dealing with alternative approaches to Body/Mind/Spirit.  If you would like to take your hard-won…
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2022
WRITING X 422.1WS
Learn the basics of the personal essay form, generate ideas for essay topics, and complete at least one solid draft in this intensive workshop.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: February 24, 2022
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
Next Start Date: April 5, 2022
WRITING X 424.15E
Learn to write provocative pieces on current events and trends in this workshop devoted to crafting powerful essays.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITCOM 701.1E
Increase your confidence in writing by getting an overview of basic writing skills, approaches, and exercises.
Format: Remote | In-Person
Next Start Date: January 23, 2022
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 6, 2022
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.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
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