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WRITCOM X 403
Learn how to adapt your approach to writing for a variety of situations and audiences in this course designed for folks who want to improve their written communication skills.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT 726.17
In the current competitive entertainment landscape, the importance of intellectual property, (IP) is more relevant than ever. This course delves into the realm of IP from the writer's…
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 412.4
Get a guided approach to rewriting your completed script as you assess your draft and identify areas to strengthen and celebrate.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 11, 2024
SCRIPT X 423.9
In this fast-paced workshop, you take a pilot from concept to script as you learn about the television industry from guest speakers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 8, 2024
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 10, 2024
WRITING 745.3E
Explore symbolic elements of children's literature as inspiration for enhancing these aspects of your own book projects.
Next Start Date: TBA
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 464.6E
Focus on your craft, your strengths as a writer, and your career goals in this writing workshop developed expressly for autistic writers.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
WRITING X 461.27E
Learn how to incorporate elements of fiction and nonfiction into the growing genre of autofiction.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
WRITING 762.20E
Explore 7 techniques you can use to eliminate writer's block and get back to putting words on the page.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 20, 2024
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 791.6
Learn to harness the power of podcasts to establish your platform as a writer or booklover in this panel featuring writers and experienced podcasters.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 426.5
Learn best practices for launching your screenwriting career with advice from this panel of industry experts.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 464.2E
Employ powerful acting techniques to help you develop and refine characters from your projects.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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
SCRIPT X 464.10E
Turn your story’s setting into a vibrant world that leaps off the page and becomes a signature aspect of your work.
Format: Hybrid (In-Person)
Next Start Date: April 2, 2024
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
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.
Format: In-Person | Online
Next Start Date: April 9, 2024
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: April 24, 2024
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 3, 2024
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: August 1, 2024
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 10, 2024
SCRIPT 771.1
Get an overview of the craft of writing graphic novels, graphic memoirs, and comics, in this lecture for beginners.  
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 11, 2024
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
Next Start Date: TBA
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: July 3, 2024
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 10, 2024
WRITING X 451.4
Enhance existing copyediting skills in this course focused on building professional-level skills and practices.
Next Start Date: TBA
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 465.6E
If structure is the skeleton of a story, theme is its heart and soul. It’s what makes your story universal and what raises it above all those that simply entertain. If your goal is to craft a…
Next Start Date: August 3, 2024
SCRIPT X 463.10E
Perfect and focus your ideas before you even put fingers to keyboard in this generative class focused on story development and form.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 24, 2024
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 10, 2024
WRITING X 465.1E
Learn to write with food at the center of your writing practice in this generative workshop devoted to all the ways food shapes our lives, cultures, and memories.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 13, 2024
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 10, 2024
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 9, 2024
WRITING X 421.3
Polish your memoir and personal essay collections in this advanced workshop for students with works-in-progress.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 11, 2024
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: August 1, 2024
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 11, 2024
WRITING X 463.4N
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 10, 2024
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 
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 755.6E
Discover the role of writers and publishing professionals in creating a more inclusive and equitable future for the publishing industry. 
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 454.2
Discover the role of writers and publishing professionals in creating a more inclusive and equitable future for the publishing industry. 
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 1, 2024
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: July 5, 2023 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 451.5
Participate in a simulated professional editorial working environment in this course designed to deepen you developmental editing skills while learning to work with clients.
Next Start Date: TBA
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
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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: May 3, 2024
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
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.
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: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 9, 2024
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 | Remote
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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: Online | In-Person | Remote
Next Start Date: April 1, 2024
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: Online | In-Person | Remote
Next Start Date: April 1, 2024
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 | In-Person | Remote
Next Start Date: April 1, 2024
SCRIPT X 410.4
Finish your feature film script and learn revision tactics in our fourth and final basic screenwriting course.
Format: Online | In-Person | Remote
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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
Next Start Date: April 9, 2024
SCRIPT X 411.2
This course helps experienced screenwriters complete their new script in a collaborative environment.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
SCRIPT X 411.3
Writers who have completed at least two feature-length screenplays engage in analysis and revision in this rewriting workshop.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 2, 2024
SCRIPT X 413
Complete a Feature Film Certificate as you take a script from concept to completion, with weeks devoted to professional development and revision practices.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 409
Learn the basics of screenwriting for feature films in this exercise-based workshop for absolute beginners.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 22, 2024
WRITING 731.4
Learn to build poems that capture emotions in the physical world using the principles of Feng Shui.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 13, 2024
WRITING X 410
Learn the basics of writing fiction, from dialogue to description, in this supportive and informative workshop.
Format: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: May 2, 2024
SCRIPT X 469.10E
Get practical, professional training in using Final Draft software for use as a script coordinator or writer's assistant
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: August 3, 2024
WRITING X 461.8E
Learn to find inspiration from a variety of sources in this course for writers who need to jumpstart their creativity.
Next Start Date: TBA
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: July 24, 2024
WRITING X 402
Explore the basics of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in this introductory course for beginning writers searching for their unique voice.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 31, 2024
SCRIPT X 410.5
Learn to rewrite your first draft feature film screenplay, enhancing story, structure, plot, scenes, characters, dialogue, and more.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 714.8E
Explore the techniques and form of very short fiction in this workshop for beginners.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 6, 2024
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: August 1, 2024
SCRIPT X 464.3E
Position yourself for success by learning and incorporating professional script formatting into your work.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 4, 2024
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.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 3, 2024
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 10, 2024
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: May 8, 2024
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 10, 2024
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 6, 2024
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: Hybrid (In-Person) | Remote | Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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 | Hybrid (In-Person)
Next Start Date: April 1, 2024
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 6, 2024
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: 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.  
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 15, 2024
SCRIPT X 451.2
Ensure your story follows real world protocols and practices in this course dedicated to enhancing the realism and believability of your story.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
WRITING X 446.6E
Demystify the self-publishing process for your picture book project in this practical prep course for newbies.
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 762.19E
Harness the power of new technologies to inspire unexpected directions in your writing.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 20, 2024
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: July 9, 2024
WRITING 762.18E
Discover how AI and meditation can act as conduits for your own creativity by inspiring you with unexpected connections and ideas.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.30E
Discover the opportunities of using uninspired prose forms like reviews, reports, and ads as jumping off points for rich storytelling.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.8E
Learn how a poem's form can elevate its impact as you experiment with and ultimately invent your own forms.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 3, 2024
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
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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 8, 2024 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING 721.4E
Learn how to strengthen your interview skills to make writing profiles and articles more effective.
Next Start Date: TBA
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: April 27, 2024
WRITING 741.2E
Learn how to start writing picture books in this basic workshop for absolute beginners.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 26, 2024
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: April 24, 2024
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
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.
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 731.3
Discover the pleasures--and challenges--of writing poetry in traditional forms in this introductory course.
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: August 1, 2024
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 10, 2024
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 10, 2024
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 1, 2024 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING 790.11
Get the inside scoop on pursuing an M.F.A. from our partner institution Antioch University, including special opportunities for Writers’ Program students and alums.
Format: Information Session
Next Start Date: April 6, 2024
WRITING 761.5E
Convert your inner critic into your inner champion in this course for writers who struggle with self-doubt, motivation, and feeling worthy.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 465.2E
Use prompts and exercises to spend time with your characters outside the world of your story, learning more about their voices and reactions in various situations.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 25, 2024
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 10, 2024
WRITING X 421.4
Review and reimagine your creative nonfiction book manuscript in this three-quarter course for students revising their work toward finding an 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: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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 6, 2024
WRITING 731.5
Take a guided approach to writing poetry by reading and discovering what makes poetry tick in this workshop perfect for beginners.  
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 27, 2024
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 1, 2024
WRITING X 423.1
Find the right true story to tell in this foundational class in writing book-length memoirs.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 9, 2024
WRITING X 423.2
Continue progress on a book length memoir by generating new work and developing strong self-editing skills.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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 | Online
Next Start Date: April 11, 2024
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 461.29
This workshop for active school teachers will help participants carve out time to reflect and write, putting personal histories and journeys onto the page.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 18, 2024
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: April 21, 2024
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: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
WRITING 761.75E
Invigorate your writing practice by employing mindfulness techniques to unleash language and ideas for writing of all kinds.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: March 9, 2024
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: Remote
Next Start Date: April 11, 2024
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: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: May 2, 2024
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 10, 2024
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: Remote | Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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 | Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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 10, 2024
WRITING 714.9E
Jumpstart your novel plan in this workshop covering all the basics.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 4, 2024
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: Online
Next Start Date: July 3, 2024
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: August 1, 2024
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: Hybrid (In-Person) | Remote | Hybrid (Remote) | In-Person | Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2024
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 | Online | Hybrid (In-Person) | Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: April 1, 2024
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 2, 2024
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: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 6, 2024
SCRIPT X 422.10
Improve your existing script draft until it's a story that demands the reader's attention and gets you noticed
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.11
Learn basic rewriting skills as you review your initial draft for opportunities to expand, deepen, and enrich your TV script.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 2, 2024
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 4, 2024
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: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
WRITING X 422.2
Expand your knowledge of what makes personal essays strong in this course for those familiar with personal essay basics.
Format: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
WRITING X 422.3
This advanced workshop helps you polish existing essay drafts into powerful pieces suitable for publication.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
WRITCOM X 402
Learn to use tools of persuasion in writing situations of all kinds
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 3, 2024
WRITING X 441.1
Learn the basics of writing picture books for children in this introductory workshop.
Format: Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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: Remote
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
SCRIPT 769.4
Learn how the pros pitch to industry decision makers in this workshop for budding screenwriters.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 15, 2024
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: August 1, 2024
WRITING 755.12E
Learn when and how to pitch your work to a variety of publishing outlets, just like the pros do it.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 8, 2024
WRITING X 424.27E
Take the first steps to writing your memoir by identifying your story and planning how you want to tell it.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: August 17, 2024
WRITING X 431.1
Learn the basic techniques of poetry writing in this introductory course combining writing exercises and workshopping.
Format: Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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 10, 2024
WRITING X 432.10E
Build up your writing skills in this crash course covering the most essential and most effective tools, from imagery to sound, from the poet’s toolbox that can be applied to writing of all kinds.
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 432.19E
Activate the five senses of the body and bring them to life in your poems in this workshop exploring what it means to inhabit a physical form.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: May 1, 2024
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: July 24, 2024
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: May 1, 2024
WRITING X 424.13WS
Craft a winning angle for your current work-in-progress from book proposal to a template for navigating the submission process.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: August 1, 2024
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.
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 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.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 764.4E
Explore alternatives to traditional literary forms to locate new entry points for capturing queer life in queer ways.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 1, 2024
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 1, 2024
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
Next Start Date: June 24, 2024
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 2, 2024
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: July 6, 2024
SCRIPT X 464.1E
Learn to identify ways to improve your own scripts by adopting a toolbox of revision techniques and questions for reflection
Next Start Date: TBA
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 11, 2024
WRITING X 414.2E
Make substantial progress on a romance novel draft in this course for students who have completed Romance Writing I.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 11, 2024
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 9, 2024
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 9, 2024
WRITING X 416.2E
Continue your sci fi or fantasy novel in progress in this workshop focusing on plot structure and scenecraft.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 3, 2024
WRITING X 416.3E
Continue your sci-fi or fantasy novel in progress in this workshop designed to help you deepen knowledge of craft as you create new pages. 
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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: April 9, 2024
SCRIPT X 469.5WS
Get an overview of the work of script doctors, complete with hands-on opportunities to improve scripts in progress.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 426.4
Learn how script doctors apply skill to TV pilots and series bibles to improve content and highlight the unique elements of each story.
Next Start Date: TBA
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.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 3, 2024
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: July 6, 2024
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.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
WRITING X 412.1
Learn the basics of writing short fiction in this introductory course covering the building blocks of good storytelling.
Format: In-Person | Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 9, 2024
WRITING X 412.2
Create two new short stories in this workshop for writers familiar with short story basics.
Format: Online | In-Person | Remote
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
WRITING X 412.3
Complete two new short stories in this intensive workshop for experienced short story writers.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: April 9, 2024
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
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: August 1, 2024
WRITING X 413.9E
Kickstart your imagination with this introductory course on writing beyond the ordinary and in alternate realities.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 3, 2024
WRITING X 432.15E
Incorporate spirituality into your poetry practice in this foundational course exploring writing the transcendent.
Next Start Date: TBA
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: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
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: Remote
Next Start Date: April 9, 2024
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: In-Person
Next Start Date: April 3, 2024
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 15, 2024
SCRIPT X 420.1
Learn the basics of writing for television in this exercise-based workshop for absolute beginners.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 30, 2024
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…
Next Start Date: TBA
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
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
Next Start Date: June 24, 2024
WRITING 791.7
Learn to set yourself up for success as an author in this overview of best practices and advice for new writers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: March 13, 2024
WRITING X 465.2E
Learn the strategies and tips you need to success and thrive as a professional writer and develop a strong, long lasting career.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 755.5E
Learn the strategies and tips to succeed and thrive as a professional writer, from branding yourself and your work to confidently discussing money and contracts.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.20E
Perfect for poets not quite ready for advanced workshops, this course sustains and builds on your writing practice with readings, discussions, and prompts to keep you writing and discovering your potential. 
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 3, 2024
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 10, 2024
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
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
SCRIPT 726.16
Uncover the secrets behind the mesmerizing world of TV series creation in the role of a TV showrunner.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 20, 2024
WRITING X 432.18E
Learn how to write poetry in traditional forms in this workshop that explores classic and contemporary approaches to form.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
WRITING 762.1E
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 461.25
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 424.4E
Apply the techniques of evocative writing to place-based works while learning the skills of the professional travel writers
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 11, 2024
WRITING 761.11E
Dive into writing "micro memoirs" of 300 words or fewer to explore your lived experiences.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: May 18, 2024
SCRIPT X 441.1
Learn the basics of writing for video games in this course covering foundation ideas in narrative design and collaboration.
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: July 2, 2024
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: April 9, 2024
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 X 463.12E
Join a supportive group of women and female-identifying writers in this workshop dedicated to telling your stories in the best way possible.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: July 27, 2024
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
Next Start Date: March 2, 2024
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
Learn about how the Writers’ Program can help you achieve your writing goals in this informative, interactive session that includes an opportunity for advising.
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 X 461.4E
Turn your memories of travel into powerful explorations of emotional and intellectual journeys.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 731.6
Learn to write poems for specific occasions in this class offering an overview to new and continuing writers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 15, 2024
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
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 10, 2024
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
Next Start Date: April 30, 2024
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: Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: April 10, 2024
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 465.5E
This course refines your existing script, infusing it with visuals and depth that distinguishes it from the competition.  With strong focus on movement, environment, pace, action, and character…
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 11, 2024
SCRIPT X 463.8E
Develop a half-hour animated pilot while learning the ins and outs of this unique genre of television.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: April 6, 2024
SCRIPT X 415.13
In this class the objective is to deepen our understanding of the Biopic as it relates to dramatic form, screenplay structure, and life.  The class gives students the tools to leave with an…
Next Start Date: July 2, 2024
WRITING X 424.13
Develop a solid draft of a winning book proposal that captures your project, your style, and your voice.
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.28E
Explore different ways to tell stories informed by your own ancestral history, from lore to family gossip.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 3, 2024
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: August 1, 2024
SCRIPT 710.2
Get an overview of the craft of screenwriting for feature films.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 1, 2024
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 10, 2024
SCRIPT X 425.6
Discover how the process of writing a TV series treatment can help you deepen character, expand your story world, and help you articulate your unique vision.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 8, 2024
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.
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 10, 2024
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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